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Major Fortnite players who failed to qualify for Fortnite World Cup Finals

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The Fortnite World Cup Qualifiers are finally over after 10 weeks of bloody combat.

It may be time for a celebration for many, but several major pros are currently contemplating where it all went so wrong.

Let’s face it. Esports competition can be a mind-bending and emotionally tumultuous journey for players. The rewarding feeling after winning is better than anything else in the world, but realizing that you’ve lost is heartbreaking.

It’s the nature of human competitiveness that there must always be a set of winners and a set of losers. Some Fortnite’s greatest stars gave it their all, but came up short in the World Cup qualifiers. Let us remember the fallen.

Kamo – Europe

via @KamoLRF

One of Ghost Gaming’s finest and Germany’s front running Fortnite Star, Kamo, failed to qualify for the World Cup. Kamo found massive success last year during the Summer Skirmish, winning $70,000 worth of cash. However, for Fortnite’s biggest esports, the German star will be forced to watch from the crowd.

Teeqzy – Europe

@PrismTeeqzy

Speaking of European icons, Teeqzy (Teekzie in-game) also missed out on the World Cup Finals. While this is a sad day for him, he has plenty to be proud of. Teekzie is Belgium’s highest earning Fortnite star and even ranks as number 18 in the world! We’re sure to him in the future of Fortnite esports.

Svennoss – Europe

@Svennoss

Svennoss is a pro from the Netherlands and rose to fame during his impressive Fall Skirmish performance. Within that tourney, Sven managed to rake in $80,000…but you can sure that he was itching to the extend that prize money record.

ProximaStar – Europe

Proxima’s light did not burn enough

ProximaStar is the highest earning Russian player and has placed highly in European Fortnite tournament. Unfortunately, the player’s weren’t quite enough for qualification. In the Week 10 qualifiers, ProximaStar placed 8th with duo Fury Legendary. Only four duos went forward from the week’s teams.

Well, ‘there’s always next year’ as they say. Now, it’s time to move on and await the start of the biggest Fortnite event in history. The Fortnite World Cup finals begin on July 26th and run until the 28th. Hundreds of professional players will compete for the massive $30,000,000 prize pool in New York City!

Ninja – NA

Credit: Red Bull

Well it’s Ninja. Pretty self explanatory here, he’s either the biggest or second biggest Fortnite streamer on the planet. If there is any one person Epic absolutely wanted to qualify for the World Cup, it’s him.

Unfortunately it wasn’t meant to be. With Week 10 wrapped, the biggest Fortnite brand on the planet will not be attending the game’s biggest event.

Cloak – NA

Tfue’s partner in crime and one of the most winningest Fortnite players ever will not be joining his teammate in New York. While Ninja hasn’t had a ton of competitive success, Cloak absolutely has proven himself at the highest level.

72hrs – NA

Credit: Team Liquid

Another one of the staples of the competitive community who didn’t make the jump. There’s no doubt when looking at Tom’s skill, but that’s the nature of Fortnite. Even the best players won’t have the breaks come their way and he’s going to be watching from the sidelines in a month.

The Rest

Unfortunately there are a ton of huge names who weren’t able to qualify for the World Cup. This is a unique situation to Fortnite esports, it’s odd to have so many notable names not involved in some way in a big competition.

Even many of the Royales and Skirmishes had a higher percentage of known players than the World Cup. In many Fortnite events there was some section of invitational people who competed alongside the qualifiers.

Here are the well-known players who are in the top 100 Fortnite earners from prize pools who didn’t qualify for the World Cup:

  • Ghost Dmo
  • Liquid Chap
  • Liquid Poach
  • Nickmercs
  • symfuhny
  • hysteria
  • Daequan
  • KingRichard
  • SypherPk
  • pow3r
  • Ghost Ghoul.

Events

How to complete Fortnite Birthday Bash challenges & rewards

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Fortnite Birthday Bash logo

To celebrate three years since Fortnite Battle Royale was released, back on September 26 2017, Epic Games have started the Birthday Bash event, with new challenges to complete.

In addition to the challenges, there are rewards, some festive changes to the map, the battle bus, and birthday presents dotted around the map.

Epic’s announcement says: “During the celebration, you’ll notice some festive changes around the Island. The Battle Bus is sporting a fresh new paint job to mark the occasion, and after dropping in, find yourself a Birthday Present and see what’s inside.”

Birthday Bash Challenges

These challenges will be available from September 26 to October 1, but thankfully most are straightforward.

You can see them all below (via FortniteFevers).

The one challenge that might cause you some trouble though, is dancing in front of different birthday cakes.

To help, here is a map of locations for the birthday cakes on the Fortnite island, via FortniteInsider.

Fortnite Birthday Cake locations

Here’s a look at the rewards available.

For creative players, there’s also some new content there, with the Princess Castle prefab now available.

You can submit a creation using the Princess Castle by October 6 for a chance to be featured in the first official Box Fight tournament as part of an upcoming Wild Wednesday tournament.

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Item Shop

Fortnite v14.20 leaked skins and cosmetic items

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A new Fortnite update is winging its way to players on all platforms, and as always, that means dataminers have leaked some of the skins and cosmetic items found in the files of September 23’s 14.20 update.

Fortnite’s latest patch dropped on PC, Xbox One, PS4, and Nintendo Switch, bringing with it a brand-new Takeover LTM, and the official arrival of Wolverine, who is now patrolling around Weeping Weeds. Should you defeat him in combat, you can harness the strength of his adamantium claws, as the latest mythical power in the game.

Of course, a new patch means new cosmetics, and dataminers have already been scouring through the patch files to give us a look at what’s coming to the Item Shop over the new couple of weeks. Thanks to @Lucas7yoshi on Twitter for these leaks.

Leaked 14.20 Skins

Fortnite fans will have four new skins to enjoy following this update, with two new superheroes in the form of Hyacinth and Morro, who have come from “forgotten lands” and “long lost worlds” to join the fight on the island.

There’s also a vampire hunter known as Victoria Saint, who comes with two skin styles, and Sagan, who who is wearing a snazzy black and orange outfit.

Fortnite fans have four new skins to enjoy. Credit: Lucas7yoshi

Leaked 14.20 Back Bling

With Rocket League going free to play on the Epic Games Store from September 23, it’s no surprise that there are some cosmetics from the popular game in Fortnite to celebrate the good news, with players able to equip the iconic Octane car as a back bling.

There’s also a special birthday cake to celebrate Fortnite’s third birthday, plus custom back blings for each of the four new skins.

Rocket League arrives as part of the 14.20 cosmetics. Crredit: Lucas7yoshi

Leaked 14.20 Emotes

There are 5 new physical emotes for players to enjoy, including a special birthday one that allows players to celebrate with some cake, while there are also some new dances in anticipation for the BTS event that’s happening in-game.

Rocket League gets an emote and a spray, as does the Fortnite Champion Series for Chapter 2, Season 4.

BTS fans will have some special emotes for their upcoming event. Credit: Lucas7yoshi

Leaked 14.20 Harvesting Tools & Gliders

Only four Harvesting Tools arrive this week, with three of them designed Hyacinth and Morro, including a normal pickaxe, and dual swords in their respective colors. Victoria Saint gets an axe and a stake to use when hunting vampires, and Sagan gets her own pickaxe called Tangerine Terror.

There’s also a solitary glider, which is also for Hyacinth and Morro if you would like to complete the look.

Victoria Saint’s stake will be perfect for hunting vampires. Credit: Lucas7yoshi
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Patch Notes

Fortnite 14.20 patch notes: Wolverine arrives, Takeover LTM

Fortnite’s v14.20 update has arrived, bringing us a new LTM and new hero in Wolverine

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Wolverine standing in front of Stark Industries

Season 4’s Marvel theme continues, as the “Earth’s Mightiest Heroes” prepare for the arrival of the evil Galactus, who is determined to alter reality on the island forever. The villain has already dropped drones and Gorgers on the map in preparation for his immenent attack.

Now, another superhero has landed on the map as preparations continue, with Wolverine and his adamantium claws debuting in Fortnite in the Wednesday, September 23 update, along with preparations for the special BTS event.

Wolverine Arrives

Fighting on the island is about to get even more difficult, with the X-Men’s Wolverine landing on the island, and taking control of Weeping Woods in the south of the map.

Like other superhero bosses in the game, Wolverine will drop his mythical Wolverine’s Claw power when he is defeated by players, who can then pick it up and wield the power of ‘Experiment X,’ although fair warning, Epic Games have already said that “he won’t go down without a fight.”

Takeover LTM

Alongside a new hero, there’s also a fresh Limited-Time Mode to jump into, with the Marvel-based Takeover which has you fighting for control of outposts that are scattered across the map.

As always, normal weapons and items will be available to be picked up and looted, but in this mode, everyone will start with a random superpower and will be able to acquire more abilities by keeping an eye out for comets in the sky, that will land on the island and drop new powers.

New Storm Hero Ability

Wolverine wasn’t the only hero added in the v14.20 patch – at least not in the ability department. Storm’s hero ability came into the game in this update.

You may have already experienced Storm’s ability in one of the Marvel LTMs, but it’s quite a bit different in the base game. This one, largely, revolves around dealing fall damage to opponents. In the LTMs, there are numerous ways to avoid fall damage.

It’s still early, but Storm’s mythic ability looks to be one of the most powerful offensive tools in Fortnite Season 4.

Bug Fixes

As always, Epic Games have been hard at work fixing any bugs or glitches that appear in the game, in an attempt to make sure the game runs slowly, and improve quality of life for all players.

The good news is that there are no major glitches afflicting the game at this moment, so the bug fixes in this update are relatively small, but are still a nice inclusion for anyone who has encountered them. You can take a full look at the 14.20 bug fixes taken from Epic’s official Trello board below.

Battle Royale

  • Replays not saving on PlayStation 4.
  • Fishing Spots can disappear on PC with effects set to ‘Low.’
  • Heroes Park and Ghost House don’t count as Discovered Locations after discovering them.
  • Groot Awakening Island missing.
  • Boundless set sticker customization: menu sticker limit.

Creative Mode

  • Grass is not removed when placing objects on the ground.
  • Some players not granted items after first round in some team games.

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