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Pine reveals why he didn’t play in Overwatch League season 2

Published: 18/Sep/2019 20:02 Updated: 18/Sep/2019 21:08

by Scott Robertson


On his stream, New York Excelsior DPS player Do-hyeon ‘Pine’ Kim discussed why he didn’t play in season two of Overwatch League, and what his future holds regarding the league.

From stardom to sideline. Do-hyeon ‘Pine’ Kim became a household name during season one of Overwatch League. But as the meta shifted, NYXL saw less and less opportunities to be able to play him, as more sustainable, less aggressive play became the norm for the league.


In his first stream since NYXL finished playoffs in third place, their second straight third place playoffs finish, Pine acknowledged some frustrations and provided some reasons for why he didn’t participate in season two while on stream.

When asked directly why he didn’t play in season two, Pine said it was due to “a lot of reasons,” but specifically noted that “the game doesn’t agree with me,” and that he and the game “have different goals.”


He’s seemingly referring to the current style of play seen in Overwatch, and how that style does not have a place for someone who plays the game as he does. He seems to indicate that perhaps he could have done to shifted his style of play more to adapt to the meta when he says “I’ve done my best but I should have tried harder.”

Pine also addressed rumors that he perhaps could transfer to another team by bluntly saying “I’m not transferring teams.” But he also referred to a sad story when talking about his current status with NYXL, and hints that he might tell the full story at a later time.

Pine was instrumental to NYXL in the inaugural season of Overwatch League. Pine was, and arguably still is, one of the greatest players ever when he’s playing as Widowmaker or McCree. His aggressive, flashy play helped NYXL finish first in the regular season, and finish in all four stage finals, winning two of them. As this latest clip shows, he hasn’t lost any ability when it comes to playing Widowmaker at a high level.


BlizzardA touching moment between teammates during NYXL’s season two playoff run

But after the first season, NYXL promoted DPS players Fl0w3R and Nenne from their Contenders squad XL2 Academy. Their more diverse hero pools coupled with the changes in the Overwatch meta meant more playing time for the new additions and less time for Pine. Thematically, Pine lost to his teammate Nenne in the Widowmaker 1v1 tournament at the All-Star event.

Will Pine return to the Overwatch League for season 3? And if he does, will it be with NYXL? It will be many months until we find out the answer.


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