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Fortnite ESL Katowice Royale Day 1 Recap and Results

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Day 1 of Fortnite ESL Katowice, the $600,000 Fortnite tournament in Poland, has wrapped up and we have you covered with the recap and results.

Several prominent Fortnite pros made the trip to Poland to put their skills to the test with ESL Katowice Royale.

Day 1 was a Solos only competition while Saturday and Sunday will be Duos.

Several of the announced players did end up dropping out of the tournament and some bigger names in the community, notably FaZe Clan’s Tfue and Cloak, did not make the trip at all.

Here is the format that was used for the Solos event today.

Each Elimination: 5 Points

  • Victory Royale: 65 Points
  • 2nd Place: 58 Points
  • 3rd Place: 56 Points
  • 4th Place: 54 Points
  • 5th Place: 52 Points

The Duos event will be using a similar, but slight different format that can be seen below.

Each Elimination: 5 Points

  • Victory Royale: 65 Points
  • 2nd Place: 56 Points
  • 3rd Place: 52 Points
  • 4th Place: 48 Points
  • 5th Place: 44 Points

TSM member Vinny1x came away with the victory in the Solos event and brought home $20,000.

The top 20 places earned money while the remaining players came away empty handed.

You can take a look at the complete standings below.

Placement Player Name Points Prize
1. Vinny1x 319 points $20,000
2. Atlantis Magin 316 points $16,000
3. Solary Kinstaar 269 points $12,000
4. Ghost Bizzle 255 points $8,000
5. LeStream Skite 248 points $6,000
6. SEN Animal 244 points $6,000
7. NRG Zayt 244 points $4,000
8. Skram 237 points $4,000
9. INTZ Histtory 224 points $4,000
10. Forward Ares 223 points $4,000
11. itemm 223 points $2,000
12. LeStream TheVic 220 points $2,000
13. LeStream Blaxou 219 points $2,000
14. DV1 Hoopek 208 points $2,000
15. AGO Zeek 205 points $2,000
16. Atlantis Mitr0 205 points $2,000
17. Faze FunkBomb 205 points $1,000
18. Beehive 205 points $1,000
19. Liquid Vivid 196 points $1,000
20. LeStream Vato 185 points $1,000
21. Fnatic Motor 185 points
22. TSM ZexRow 185 points
23. Liquid 72HRS 180 points
24. LDLC Seth 179 points
25. SinOoh 179 points
26. GO JuleZ 178 points
27. Ghost Kamo 178 points
28. CP JarkoS 177 points
29. LDLC Madzen 175 points
30. Domentos 165 points
31. Villex 160 points
32. Alliance Tommo 157 points
33. RNG x2 Jordan 157 points
34. G2 RazZzero0o 155 points
35. WE_Zero7_CN 155 points
36. Ghost Aydan 154 points
37. smeef 152 points
38. VP Jamside 150 points
39. Svennoss 149 points
40. Bloodx 145 points
41. Ghost DMO 142 points
42. Ghost Issa 141 points
43. E11 Boyerxd 138 points
44. Solary Nikof 137 points
45. Zyppaan 136 points
46. E11 Tschinken 130 points
47. TOP Aimhero_o 129 points
48. AGO Povity 126 points
49. Tuckz 121 points
50. K1nzell 120 points
51. Pr0vokd 115 points
52. Faze Nate 111 points
53. G2 x8 111 points
54. Fwexy 109 points
55. Secret Milan 107 points
56. Forward Noward 106 points
57. Navi Alpha 99 points
58. TOP FaxFox 99 points
59. Solary Airwaks 99 points
60. Unique Mirwana 98 points
61. GO M11Z 96 points
62. RNG x2 Jesse 95 points
63. Navi Bowman 92 points
64. DV1 Nero 88 points
65. Ghost Saf 85 points
66. Giants xlsma 80 points
67. SEN Aspect 77 points
68. Prism Teeqzy 77 points
69. E11 Crippa 74 points
70. CR Crazy Llama 74 points
71. Liquid Chaplo 74 points
72. Meta Envy 73 points
73. Heretics Ryux 71 points
74. Solary Hunter 71 points
75. VP 7ssk7 69 points
76. DV1 Sk1x 66 points
77. Andeeza 64 points
78. Atlantis kejseR 64 points
79. Vitality Keolys 63 points
80. Coffeh 63 points
81. Fnatic Jarl 62 points
82. E11 Stompy 53 points
83. Windwalker 52 points
84. WE_Lil Jay_CN 51 points
85. Unique Inclyde 48 points
86. Liquid Poach 39 points
87. TSM Cloud 39 points
88. Sak0ner 39 points
89. DV1 Taiovrsky 35 points
90. Atlantis Khuna 34 points
91. Vitality Maxalibur 27 points
92. TSM Myth 25 points
93. MarkiLokuras 19 points
94. INTZ Faah 15 points
95. Giants LOLiTO 10 points
96. Prism Mushway 10 points
97. Fnatic Eryc 5 points
98. Fnatic Pow3r 5 points
99. CR RizArt 2 points
100. Viallinen 0 points

The Duos tournament will run the course of the weekend and you can read more about the format and players right here.

Like the Solos, the top 20 Duos will come away with a check while the other teams leave with no payout.

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Building returns to Fortnite as permanent “Zero Build” mode is announced

Building is back in Fortnite’s core modes, but a new Zero Build mode has been announced that continues the experience of no building.

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Epic Games has released a permanent no-building mode alongside the return of building to Fortnite.

For the past 9 days, players have experienced Fortnite without any building. While the popular battle royale was founded on the unique premise of building, many hardcore fans and returning players swooned over the lack of building.

Knowing that this experience would only last nine days, players wondered what would happen when building returned. Would Epic introduce a new no-build mode? Or would building return without any other modes available?

Luckily, players won’t have to build in Fortnite is they don’t want to. But casual players who don’t want to play competitively can also enjoy building once more.

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Zero Build mode announced as building returns to Fortnite

At the end of the nine day experience, Fortnite announced the new “Zero Build” mode. Advertised as a permanent side mode, Fortnite Zero Build is the same experience players have had for the past week.

In the Zero Build mode, players will continue to have overshields, enhanced movement abilities, and, most importantly, no building. But if you miss the old Fortnite, Epic has you covered.

Zero Build was introduced because building has finally returned to regular core modes: solos, duos, trios, and squads. But this also means that overshields, sprinting, and mantling have been removed from core modes.

Now everyone has a mode that suits their playstyle in Fortnite. But we’d love to know whether you’re Team Builder or Team Zero Build. Let us know on Twitter @FortINTEL.

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All Tier 100 Fortnite Battle Pass Skins ranked

Fortnite has given us a long list of Battle Pass skins. Here, we’re ranking all of the tier-100 Battle Pass skins from worst to best.

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Fortnite has been providing us with skins for over two years. Take a look at all Fortnite tier 100 skins as we rank them from worst to best.

We’re 20 seasons into Fortnite at this point, and 19 Battle Passes deep. We’ve seen hundreds of skins come and go with varying degrees of originality. Some are still in Battle Royale to this day while others are collecting dust in a crowded locker.

Not all Fortnite skins are created equal. Today, we’re looking at the Fortnite tier 100 skins and ranking them from worst to best. Let us know your opinions in the comments!

19. Doctor Strange: Chapter 3 Season 2

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This may come as a shock as Marvel skins tend to rank very high, but we’re on a three-season streak of tier 100 Marvel skins. It’s getting old, and this one isn’t really that great.

Doctor Strange feels like it should have been given the Superman treatment, not the Spider-Man. Plus, they didn’t use Benedict Cumberbatch’s face which makes the skin even less exciting to unlock.

18. Vendetta: Season 9

The Vendetta is one of the least favored tier 100 skins of the bunch. The non-upgraded version is lame and the final stage leaves a lot to be desired.

This one was one of the most uninspired tier 100 skin, in my opinion. It doesn’t look very good, either, which is why it’s placed at the bottom of our rankings.

17. Ice King: Season 7

The Ice King is a skin you’ll hardly ever see in a modern Fortnite match. It’s not the ugliest skin we’ve gotten as a tier 100 reward, but it isn’t far off.

The reason this is so low, though, has to do with the size. This skin is massive and clunky, making you feel like an easy target when you’re wearing it.

16. Ultima Knight: Season X

The Ultima Knight is, simply, an addition to the OG Black Knight that ranks much higher in this list. This is a poor man’s Black Knight and everyone knows it.

Not only is the skin unoriginal, but it’s large and clunky when you rank it up. Anyone who already has the Black Knight won’t be rocking this version into battle

15. Dire: Season 6

The Dire skin is one of the cooler skin concepts Epic has added as a tier 100 skin. The werewolf skin, while interesting, is probably among the least popular skins you’ll see in the game.

The base skin is boring and the upgraded version is too big – two ingredients that lead to a bottom-half ranking.

14. Carnage: Chapter 2 Season 8

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Despite being a crossover skin, Carnage is pretty forgettable. With Season 8 being the finale of Chapter 2, the Cube Queen secret skin was more iconic than the Symbiote. It’s big and bulky, and downright ugly.

13. Ragnarok: Season 5

The Ragnarok skin sits right in the middle of the pack. It’s not horrible, but it’s not great, either. The upgraded skin is a little busy for my taste, so I take everything off and roll with the topless bald man.

12. Fusion: Chapter 2, Season 1

The Fusion from Fortnite Chapter 2 is decent but relatively boring. You’d be hard-pressed to find a player still wearing this skin – especially since there were far better options in the same Battle Pass.

I had this one high on my original rankings (from C2S1) but time has knocked it down to just inside the top-10.

11. Rick Sanchez : Chapter 2 Season 7

Fortnite season 7 rick skin

Being able to play as Rick Sanchez is pretty cool seeing as he’s the most iconic character in one of the most popular animated series in recent history. His unique cell-shaded style makes him stand out from other skins, and his smug look makes it seem like every elimination is a cakewalk.

Rick is lower on the list because of his lack of utility and inevitable plummet in popularity in a few seasons. His cartoon style makes him stick out like a sore thumb in-game. His head is a massive target. And players will likely only use this skin for the next season or so.

10. Omega: Season 4

The Omega skin suffers from many of the problems as of the other bottom-half skins: it’s unathletic. That is until you take all of the armor off of the outfit.

I rock this skin stripped-down, just as I prefer the Ragnarok skin. It looks sleeker and cooler that way, in my opinion. The base Omega skin squeaks it into the top-10 – especially since you can change the color on the stripped-down version.

9. Mandalorian: Chapter 2 Season 5

Fortnite Mando

This might be a controversial placement, but I’m not a huge fan of the Mandalorian skin. Fans of the show will probably like it more, but it didn’t really do it for me.

Sure, the customization options are there, but you’ll never go back to the pre-upgraded armor like you could with some of the other tier-100 skins. Baby Yoda is a hit, but the Mando skin leaves a lot to be desired.

8. Luxe: Season 8

The Luxe was the number-one tier 100 skin in my book for a long time. This is one of the only tier 100 skins that I still regularly wear when I play Fortnite, and one of only two female skins in the group.

The real reason this one ranks so highly is the back bling. Those golden wings are at least the second-best back bling reward in any Battle Pass.

7. The Reaper: Season 3

For some, the Reaper is going to be a number-one tier 100 Battle Pass skin. I understand this argument, but I never liked it, myself.

There were some bugs during Season 3 that caused Epic to hand everyone several Battle Pass tiers for free. The result was that almost everyone who bought the Season 3 Battle Pass got the Reaper skin, which is one of the reasons I never really liked it.

Despite my personal bias, I recognize that Season 3 was the golden age of Fortnite and this skin brings back the feels. It’s well-deserving of a top-five finish.

6. Spire Assassin: Chapter 2 Season 6

Fortnite Spire Assassin

The Spire Assassin jumped right to the top-five in my rankings. This skin is one of the best to be released in all of Chapter 2. You look like a dominating force when dressed in its full suit of armor.

It’s always hard to rank a skin while the season is currently underway, but I’m betting that Spire Assassin will be a common sight on the Fortnite island long after Season 6 concludes.

5. Eternal Knight: Chapter 2, Season 3

The Eternal Knight is a strong contender for the best tier-100 skin in the history of Fortnite. All of the variants are cool and unique and the customizable pickaxe is another huge point in favor of the outfit.

Along with only a few others on this list, the Eternal Knight is still a common sight on the Fortnite island. As long as players are still wearing the skin, it deserves a high placement on this list.

4. Midas: Chapter 2, Season 2

Midas remains a favorite of a lot of Fortnite players, whether you’re using his Ghost, Shadow, or all-gold version.

The Midas skin is the best of both worlds. He’s slender, which means he doesn’t take up much of your screen, but he’s still a cool and interesting character whose outfit goes well with a lot of different combinations.

3. Iron Man: Chapter 2 Season 4

Come on, it’s Iron Man. This is how you do a tier-100 crossover skin, and the Mandalorian was a huge step back from Tony Stark in the previous season.

With one skin, you get both Iron Man and Tony Stark – which you can switch between in-game. If you leveled up the Battle Pass, you can also play as Gold, Silver, or Holographic Iron Man/Tony Stark. It’s hard to see this as anything less than a top-rated skin.

2. Spider-Man: Chapter 3 Season 1

fortnite chapter 3 spider man web shooters

Wow, who could have guessed that one of the most highly-praised crossover skins would make it to spot number 2. Previously held by Iron-Man, it makes sense that Peter Parker would take his place eventually.

What’s not to like about his skin? It’s clean, slick, and has some of the best alternate styles to date. Even it’s enlightened skin variants look phenomenal which is something that can’t be said for most Tier 100 skins.

1. Black Knight: Season 2

I know, I know. The Black Knight isn’t technically a Tier 100 skin. It’s a final-tier Battle Pass skin, though, so it’s worth including on this list.

The Black Knight is the classic. It’s the OG. Wearing one of these skins doesn’t mean that you’re good, but it does mean that you’ve been playing the game for a long time.

The Black Knight takes the number-one spot because it’s one of the most aesthetically pleasing final-tier skins we’ve ever received. It’s not my personal favorite, but it carries a certain amount of significance for OG Fortnite players.

What’s your number-one tier 100 Fortnite skin? Let us know in the comments.

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How Fortnite Overshields work in Chapter 3 Season 2

Fortnite Season 2 has added Overshields which add 50 health to ther player’s base health, and it recharges after taking damage.

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To combat the lack of building at the start of the season, players have overshields that add 50 points to their health.

Players were shocked to find out that Fortnite Season 2 had removed its iconic building mechanic. What are players supposed to do if they get caught out in the open without any builds?

Luckily, Epic Games added a few new mechanics to make up for this. Firstly, players can run faster, jump higher, and mantle objects.

Secondly, Fortnite now gives players an overshield. This isn’t an item you pick up or craft. It’s a built-in component of the player’s health. Here’s how it works.

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Fortnite’s new Overshield details

200 is no longer the maximum amount of health players can have. Instead, the base health is 150, and players can drink shield potions to gain 100 additional health.

These extra 50 points come from the new overshield. Like in Halo, players start with a small layer of shield that will take damage before their actual health. The overshield actually protects the player’s health and shield.

Additionally, the overshield recharges when out of combat, no item is needed. This is to help combat the removal of the building mechanic.

Fifty extra shield isn’t game-breaking, but it will help players find natural cover before getting one-shot. And it also might give timid players more confidence during the end game.

With that being said, we don’t know how long the overshield will be sticking around. Building is only removed for a limited time so overshields could leave whenever builds return.

For more Fortnite, check out where to find Omni Chips in Season 2.

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