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Young Fortnite stars dominate FNCS Season 2 – Final placements

Published: 20/Apr/2020 14:17

by Connor Bennett

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The Fortnite Champions Series duos event for Chapter 2, Season 2 has finally drawn to a close – though the winners from each region aren’t exactly the most recognizable players.

The Fortnite Championship Series, or FNCS for short, launched all the way back in season ten – giving players the chance to compete in competitive events like they did in qualifying for the World Cup. However, the mode for the FNCS is kept under wraps until just before it goes live.

Previously there had been duos, trios, and squads – with the former its return for Chapter 2, Season 2. With a $5,000,000 prize pool split between the seven different regions, the competition was fierce from the weekly heats all the way up to the finals.

Epic GamesThe FNCS throws up a different mode each time.

FNCS Season 2 Finals PC Winners

The finals kicked off on April 17 and were settled on April 19, crowning champions on both PC and console across NA East, NA West, Europe, Brazil, Asia, Oceania, and the Middle East.

Thousands of fans tuned in from across the globe and cheered on their favorite players, hoping that they’d be able to grab the top cash prizes, as well as those all-important bragging rights. While some players are recognizable, the biggest names of them all didn’t manage to claim victory. 

The full list of the PC winners, broken down into each region, are as follows:

  • NA East champions: NRG Zayt -α- & Safaroonie -α-
  • NA West champions: 100T rehx & NRG EpikWhalerr
  • Europe champions: MCES Andilexrr & LeStream nayterr
  • Brazil champions: VKS Pulga & vкs моjак
  • Asia champions: Ryle of ASF & WR.りむるだぅw
  • Oceania champions: kquidRNG & Jynх
  • Middle East champions: kеyboаrd & controІІer

In NA East, World Cup champion Bugha only managed a fifth-place finish while Tfue and Scoped finished outside the top-ten in 16th place. In the highly competitive European section, Stompy and Aqua just missed out on the top three, finishing fourth – while 100 Thieves’ MrSavage came in 12th. 

Even though those players may not have had success, fans still tuned in for the console side of things too. Running in the same format across the same regions, the result was similar – up-and-coming players taking all the glory.

FNCS Season 2 Finals Console Winners

The full list of the console winners, broken down into each region, are as follows:

  • NA East champions: Apex Scаr &Spud Lite
  • NA West champions: Talon zScary & Pαul1x
  • Europe champions: YT Rz Laizen & YouTube Rz Sloww
  • Brazil champions: HDG LucxssL2 1st & HDG Andrezin 1st
  • Asia champions: CloveR7xxx & Kochaxxx
  • Oceania champions: User-1584916297 & User-1585218009
  • Middle East champions: Les Austen & 23 Goofy

With the FNCS Duos event in the rearview mirror, players will be gearing up for whatever big tournament comes next – even though that is a bit unclear right.

Until Epic puts something into place, the best they can hope for is to work on their skills in the cash cups, arena, and scrimmages.

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Fortnite World Cup winner Aqua allegedly banned for FNCS stream-sniping

Published: 25/Oct/2020 0:00 Updated: 25/Oct/2020 1:12

by Theo Salaun

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Fortnite World Cup champion and Season 4 FNCS competitor, David ‘aqua’ Wang has been accused of stream-sniping and subsequently been punished by an alleged ban by Epic Games.

At 17 years old, aqua represented his home country of Austria to the fullest by winning the 2019 Fortnite World Cup’s Duos event with Norway’s Emil ‘Nyhrox’ Bergquist. With a smooth $1.5 million earned from the World Cup, he’s since signed with Cooler Esport and continued to win competitions across Europe.

Most recently, aqua’s trio (with Rezon and Noahreyli) have been participating in FNCS Europe and, following the Week 3 semis, have been accused of stream-sniping another popular trio: Benjy ‘Benjyfishy’ Fish, Martin ‘MrSavage’ Andersen, and Kevin ‘LeTsHe’ Fedjuschkin.

Although fans initially deemed aqua’s behavior suspicious, things quickly escalated. With Benjyfishy’s team unable to qualify for the Week 3 finals and the discovery that aqua was watching MrSavage’s stream during the competition, the controversy has spiraled.

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A screenshot of MrSavage’s Twitch stream showing that aqua was watching during the event.

Following condemnations of the World Cup winner’s team, rumors began circulating that aqua, Rezon, and Noahreyli had been banned by Epic Games from participating past the first match of the Finals. 

Although many fans were delighted to hear the news, it was never officially legitimized and has since been made even more unclear by responses from some of the involved parties.

After the rumor mill buzzed with the reports that aqua’s team was banned from competing, he took to Twitter and gave a concise clarification denying those allegations: “We are not banned, we just don’t wanna play. It’s boring without early fighting Benjy.”

Given the difficulty inherent to confirming someone was in fact stream-sniping and didn’t coincidentally run into a fellow streamer, many believe it is unlikely that the World Cup winner has actually been exiled from the competition.

Additionally, some have noted that bans typically result in removal from the leaderboard, something that aqua’s team has not been hit with.

 

As for how the players are handling it, aqua and Benjyfishy have simply joked about the incident for hours. Neither side appears to be nearly as angry as some fans have been, instead, laughing at the drama and sharing memes.

 

While whatever’s going on behind the scenes may remain unclear, all players involved are more than good enough to qualify for the Season 4 FNCS Finals at some point, if they haven’t already, so it seems that no one’s really that bothered by the situation, ban or no ban.

We will continue to update this article with more details as they become available.