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LCS orgs & players under fire after disappointing Worlds performances

Published: 5/Oct/2020 17:47

by Jacob Hale


North American League of Legends teams are being called out by fans and critics alike after disappointing performances at the LoL World Championships, calling the entire league into question.

On Monday, October 5, NA picked up their first Worlds map win after six attempts, with Flyquest taking down Unicorns of Love, but the region’s lack of success in the tournament so far has called into question how the league and its players operate.


While the LCS is home to some of the best-paid players in esports, the region has consistently failed to make its mark on the big stage, when they come up against the LEC, LPL and LCK — and fans have apparently had enough.

Though widely discussed, some tweets from bigger personalities have caused a multitude of discussion, including this one from FionnOnFire, saying that “all 10 NA orgs need to sit down and reassess the LCS.”


Fionn then suggested that a lot of the money could be better invested into the amateur scene — but this prompted yet another major sticking point.

LCK caster and CLG streamer Nick ‘LS’ De Cesare was one of the respondents that caused a bigger stir, when he suggested that there are a lot of “horror stories” plaguing the LCS from its foundation up.

As an example, LS suggested that some pros refuse to scrim LCS Academy players “because it’ll make the academy players better and risk their job security,” which could prove hugely detrimental to upcoming talent who need the practice to improve.


In a similar vein, eUnited General Manager and Maryville University’s esports director Dan ‘clerkie’ Clerke said that there is some incredible talent in the amateur scene.

“NA orgs prioritize player brands over winning and it’s extremely short sighted,” he said. “We play LSPL quality teams at worlds and have placed second.”

Of course, there’s still time for things to be turned around at Worlds. The group stage is double round robin, so the LCS teams will get another go at each team in their group, but based on how it’s gone so far, it’s hard to be too optimistic.


Needless to say, fans of LCS teams will be hoping to see marked improvements from their favored organizations going forward to save more embarrassment at future international tournaments.


How to watch Fortnite FNCS Season 4: Stream, schedule, format

Published: 7/Oct/2020 10:56 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 11:04

by Andrew Amos


The Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS) is back for Chapter 2 Season 4, with a return to the beloved Trios format that fans have been clamoring to see make a return. With the action kicking off on October 9, here’s everything you need to know to make sure you catch all of the action.

FNCS is making its return to trios in Season 4 for the first time since the inaugural Season X event. While it’s been a pretty poorly kept secret, there are some changes to the format from when it last appeared in August 2019.


With qualifiers now completed, we’re heading into the main stage of the FNCS Season 4 event, with a full month of competitive Fortnite on the way featuring some of the biggest names in the game competing for their cut of the prize money.

FNCS Season 4 format

FNCS Season 4 returns to the Trios format that has been used in the past, and is arguably the most popular competitive format in the tournament’s history, with past events filled with massive plays and huge battles that make for the ultimate Fortnite viewing experience.


As always, FNCS runs on a points-based scoring system, with your final placement in matches contributing to your overall score at the end of the weekend. Those who manage to win a game will receive 25 points as their reward, with the values decreasing incrementally down to 17th place, with anyone finishing below that scoring nothing. There are points for finding eliminations though, so players will be on the lookout for enemies to wipe out and add to their tally.

FNCS scoring system

  • Victory Royale: 25 Points
  • 2nd: 20 Points
  • 3rd: 16 Points
  • 4th: 14 Points
  • 5th: 13 Points
  • 6th: 12 Points
  • 7th: 11 Points
  • 8th: 10 Points
  • 9th: 9 Points
  • 10th: 8 Points
  • 11th: 7 Points
  • 12th: 6 Points
  • 13th: 5 Points
  • 14th 4 Points
  • 15th: 3 Points
  • 16th: 2 Points
  • 17th: 1 Point
  • Each Elimination: 1 Point

FNCS will be running in all the same regions it has been for the last few seasons: NA-West, NA-East, South American, EU, Middle East, Asia, and OCE, with the competition running on PC and consoles.


FNCS Season 4 will feature three weeks of qualifiers, with the top 15 teams from each week qualifying for the Grand Finals, who will be joined by the 87 teams with the highest cumulative points over the three qualifying rounds, with up to 132 teams competing in the Grand Finals on October 29.

FNCS stream

As always, Epic Games will be hosting their own broadcast for the FNCS Season 4 events, complete with commentary and analysis to make sure you catch all the action as it happens. You can check out the official Fortnite FNCS stream on their official Twitch channel, which has been embedded below.


FNCS Season 4 dates

FNCS Season 4 will run across four weeks ⁠— three weeks of qualifiers, and one week for finals. If you want to sign yourself up, these are the dates you need to know.

  • FNCS Week 1: October 9 – October 11
  • FNCS Week 2: October 16 – October 18
  • FNCS Week 3: October 23 – October 25
  • FNCS Finals: October 29 – November 1

The first day of each week will be an open qualifier. If you make the top 33 teams, you’ll be invited to play in the next two days for a chance to make it to the Finals.


FNCS isn’t the only competition coming to Fortnite Season 4. Weekly Cash Cups for Solos and Trios will be returning, while the Dreamhack Online Open (Solo) will also take place across NA and Europe.

With players set to earn up to $111,000 for winning the whole tournament, you can rest assured that there will be plenty of action when the action kicks off.

Who is competing in FNCS Season 4?

While each of the FNCS Qualifying Heats are open to any player who has reached the Champion League divisions in Arena or higher, we know some of the big names who will be competing in the tournament, and their teammates for the event. You can take a look at a selection of the confirmed FNCS Trios below.

  • Bugha, Avery, and Jamper
  • Vivid, Co1azo, and RoLLer
  • Clix, Bizzle, and illest
  • Cizlucky, LazarP, and Owl
  • Scoped, Highsky, and Tuxey
  • Chap, Coop, and Skqttles
  • Riversan, Dubs, and Megga
  • Zayt, Saf, and Stretch
  • Benjyfishy, Savage, and LeTsHe
  • Mongraal, mitr0, and Tayson