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Fortnite World Cup Duo Champion reveals that he’s switching teammates

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Aqua won the Fortnite World Cup Duos Finals with his partner, Nyhrox, but has decided to part company with the player after earning $1,500,000.

We’re not gonna lie…this story’s a peculiar one to say the least. Aquaa and Nyhrox won the FWC Duos Finals and both earned $1,500,000 dollars for the feat. Now, Aqua has decided to switch duo partners after the incredible victory.

The professional Fortnite player posted a short explanation about his decision on August 2. While behind the scenes drama could account for the departure, his publicly stated reasons seem a little odd so quickly after winning.

Aquaa & Nyhrox split up after World Cup victory

The Fortnite World Cup ended less than a week ago on July 28 and became the most viewed esports event of all time. At the event, Aquaa and Nyhrox took home the Duo Finals trophies, but they’ve already decided to split up.

In an attempt to explain the decision, Aquaa posted a Twitlonger message about the situation.

Aqua’s reasoning behind leaving Nyhrox

Aquaa is very clear in pushing the point that him & Nyhrox still remain friends. We don’t doubt that and would find it surprising if they weren’t after winning millions playing Fortnite. There’s no issue there, but his stated reason for splitting the world’s foremost duo doesn’t land quite so firmly.

The Fortnite World Cup Finals were the pinnacle of Fortnite competition and those who won that event are now the best players in the world. That’s the whole point of playing these tourneys, to find out who the true best of the best are.

However, Aquaa doesn’t see it that way. He believes that him & Nyhrox are not the greatest duo in the world. While we understand the drive to get even better, it’s a massive risk to part from Nyhrox. Stompy is no slouch himself and qualified for the finals, but he’s most certainly not of the same caliber as Nyhrox at the moment.

Nyhrox (left) & Aquaa (right) hoist the Duos trophies – via Eric Ananmalay/ESPAT Media

With this said, we don’t want to be too harsh as there might an aspect that Aquaa didn’t specify, but meant to. Fortnite changes radically with every new season and that means different types of players will thrive in the coming tournaments. Aquaa may be seeing the future as grim with a player like Nyhrox, who loves taking high ground, as Season X introduced the B.R.U.T.E., removed Shadow Bombs, and vaulted Glider Redeploys.

For the time being, the decision seems a little hasty and you would’ve like to have seen the player spend more time playing the new season with Nyhrox before the split. Of course, behind the scenes ‘stuff’ might have played a major role.

What do you think of this duo split-up between Nyhrox and Aquaa? It’s certainly sad to see the most formidable partners of the FWC Duos Finals split up, but we wish the best to them both going into the next era of competitive Fortnite.

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All major map changes in Fortnite Season 5

Fortnite Season 5 brought substantial changes to the map. Here are all of the new POIs in Fortnite Season 5.

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Fortnite Season 5 is here. Take a look at all of the major POIs included in the new season.

It seems like Fortnite has been upping the ante with each recent Fortnite Season. It might be recency bias, but this seems like the biggest season in Chapter 2 so far.

Let’s take a look at all of the major changes included in the Fortnite Season 5 map.

New Fortnite Map

The Fortnite Season 5 map looks amazing. No, it’s not a completely new map like some people thought. Still, Epic fleshed things out with new locations that fit the theme and expand on what’s already there.

Here’s how the new map looks when you enter the game for the first time. As always, we expect Epic to add to this as the season goes on.

Salty Towers

Tilted Towers is back! Well, it’s kind of back. Salty Springs and Tilted Towers have morphed together to create Salty Towers – perhaps a better name for the area.

This will be the hottest drop spot in the game on release – potentially for the entire season. Salty Springs was already a hot drop spot, and Tilted is the game’s original hottest spot.

This is going to be fun. Can’t wait to see NickMercs come back and dominate, here.

Stealthy Stronghold

Stealthy Stronghold gives us a Jurassic Park vibe, along with some old school Dusty Divot foliage.

This location might end up being one of the tamer drops over the course of the season. It occupies the northeast portion of the map, which was always a good place to land if you didn’t want a large fight.

We can’t wait to see what’s under all these trees.

Colossal Coliseum

Colossal Coliseum is going to be a tough place to fight. You won’t want to get caught in the middle with enemies on the sides.

We expect this to be another hot drop for players in Season 5. It is, after all, a coliseum.

Hunter’s Haven

Hunter’s Haven seems like a smaller version of Misty Meadows or Lazy Lake, but we’ll have to see. This is a perfect place for a new location, though, right in the previously vacant center of the island.

We’re not as excited about Hunter’s Haven as we are about some of the other locations around the map, but we’ll check it out. It could end up being our favorite.

The Zero Point

The Zero Point has returned – this time, significantly smaller than we remember it. Of course, this might not be its final form…

The area surrounding the Zero Point appears to be a no man’s land. It will be interesting to see if this orb causes a low-gravity effect like the last one did. For now, it looks like Epic replaced a spice drop spot with an empty area – not always a bad thing.

Of course, there are a ton of other, smaller POIs that aren’t included on this list. You’ll have to dive in and find them with the rest of us.

We’ll see you in Salty Towers. It’s going to be a bloodbath. Good luck out there.

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Fortnite Season 5 ‘Zero Point’ Battle Pass first look

Fortnite Season 5 is here. Take a look at all of the Battle Pass cosmetics included in the new season.

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Fortnite Season 5 is here. Take a first look at the new Battle Pass before loading in.

Zero Point – the Fortnite Season 5 Battle Pass – has finally come to the game. This is shaping up to be the best Fortnite season in recent memory, and we haven’t even played it yet.

The new Battle Pass hasn’t been officially released at the time of writing, but we have a trailer, and a full list of skin sets to explore. Let’s take a look.

Fortnite Season 5 Battle Pass Cosmetics

The Fortnite Season 5 Battle Pass brings bounty hunters from all kinds of different realities. Yes, this includes The Mandalorian from the Disney+ series and makes sense relating to the recent Fortnite X Disney+ promotion.

Here are all of the skin sets included in the Season 5 Battle Pass.

We’re excited to jump in and start unlocking these characters. Now, to see what kind of crazy challenges Epic have us doing, this season.

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When does Fortnite Season 5 start? Downtime, leaks & more

Fortnite Season 5 is right around the corner. Here’s everything you need to know about when it starts and what it will include.

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Fortnite Season 4 is almost over. Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming Fortnite season.

Following the Galactus event, the Fortnite servers went down as players entered into a small, “second black hole.” Thankfully, there’s a timer on this one, and we know how long we have to wait.

Ahead, we’ll give you all of the information we have about the new season, including the start time, leaks, and more.

Fortnite Season 5 Start time

Fortnite Season 5 is only hours away. Initially, when the event ended, we had a seven-hour countdown to the next season.

This proved too good to be true. A few hours later, the countdown shifted to ten hours, putting the start time of Season 5 at 4 AM EST – four hours after the scheduled downtime that Epic announced later in the evening. The initial countdown seemed to be counting to the downtime, not the actual start time.

What to expect

We’re getting more and more information as the hours pass. At the time of writing, we’ve heard two teasers that presumably relate to some new Battle Pass characters and, likely, new bosses.

Last week, the Epic Games store accidentally updated their game icon, and some players were able to catch a glimpse of the new screen. Here, we saw some new characters along with The Mandalorian and Baby Yoda – two characters that have been teased in some of the official Fortnite Season 5 content

For now, the Fortnite Season 5 theme doesn’t seem to be entirely focused on Star Wars, although there’s a chance that we were transported into a Star Wars-based reality.

We expect the map to be considerably different this season – if not an entirely different template. As always, we’ll have to wait and see what happens when the new game goes live.

Make sure to follow us on Twitter @FortniteINTEL to stay updated on all of the latest Season 5 information.

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