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Fortnite X NFL update and how to watch the Twitch Rivals Streamer Bowl

This weekend is bringing us the Super Bowl in real life and the Streamer Bowl in Fortnite.

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This weekend is bringing us the Super Bowl in real life and the Streamer Bowl in Fortnite.

2020 marks the second year that Fortnite has partnered with the NFL for the Super Bowl. Like last year with the Patriots and Rams, the 49ers and Chiefs have received their Super Bowl variants for all Fortnite NFL skins.

According to a Fortnite announcement blog, the NFL skins will return to the Item Shop tonight, January 30, and stay until after the Super Bowl.

The big game will also take over the theme of Team Rumble for the weekend. You’ll play as members of the 49ers and Chiefs as they battle it out on the island. Speaking of battling it out, the Twitch Rivals Streamer Bowls also kicks off this weekend.

Streamer Bowl

The Streamer Bowl takes place tonight, January 30, at 6pm EST. The pre-show starts at 5pm. The 16 participating duo teams are comprised of some of the best and most popular Fortnite players along with an NFL partner.

Some of the NFL players have far more experience than others, making teams like Bugha and JuJu Smith-Schuster heavy favorites. Here’s a list of all of the teams playing in the Streamer Bowl tonight.

  • Bugha and JuJu Smith-Schuster (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Tfue and Kyler Murray (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Reverse2K and Baker Mayfield (Cleveland Browns)
  • LosPollosTV and Jamal Adams (New York Jets)
  • TimTheTatman and Johnathan Abram (Las Vegas Raiders)
  • Symfuhny and D.K. Metcalf (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Dr. Lupo and Keenan Allen (Los Angeles Chargers)
  • Nickmercs and Mike Evans (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • Chap and Kyle Van Noy (New England Patriots)
  • Clix and Tarik Cohen (Chicago Bears)
  • NickEh30 and David Morgan (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Elded and Kenyan Drake (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Ayden and Kurt Benkert (Atlanta Falcons)a
  • UnknownxArmy and Avonte Maddox (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • NateHill and Eddie Vanderdoes (Houston Texans)
  • BrookeAB and Eric Ebron (Indianapolis Colts)
Fortnite NFL Super Bowl Skins
Via Epic Games

You can watch the event live on  Twitch.tv/Fortnite or through one of the streamers playing in the event. People like Nickmercs, Tfue, Bugha, and others will undoubtedly be streaming the whole thing.

Who do you think will take home the Fortnite Lombardi Trophy? Let us know in the comments.

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This Crash Pad trick gives players free kills in competitive Fortnite

Another Fortnite Crash Pad technique has reared its head.

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We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Crash Pads are the most useful item in Fortnite. You can combine them with Bouncers for ultimate mobility, use them to get into an opponent’s box, save yourself from fall damage, and – as it turns out – even more.

Just when we think that we’ve discovered all of the uses for Crash Pads, another one pops up. This new strategy is growing in popularity within the competitive Fortnite community, but is still under-utilized at the time of writing. Naturally, World Cup winner Bugha is on the cutting edge of the trick.

If you didn’t catch the strategy from the clip above, players are using Crash Pads to assassinate players above them in a stacked end-game lobby. All you need to do is make a hole in your structure, build a ramp, and throw a Crash Pad.

One of the players above you will, more than likely, fall through the broken floor and right into your lap. It’s a free refresh for your team.

This is a relatively high-level play, so you don’t need to worry about it if you’re only playing public matches. If you’re preparing for the Season 4 Trios FNCS, however, you should practice the technique and be aware that it might happen to you.

Players routinely find themselves stacked on top of one another in competitive Fortnite. I’d be surprised if we don’t see one or two of these plays in the FNCS Finals this season.

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Ghost Gaming signs NA-East Fortnite pro Nanolite

Ghost Gaming adds Nanolite to their growing Fortnite roster.

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Earlier in the year, it seemed like Ghost Gaming was one of the organizations divesting from professional Fortnite. Several organizations let the contracts of their Fortnite pros expire, while others were waiting in the wings to scoop them up.

Now, several months later, it seems like Ghost was only preparing to reload on their Fortnite talent. Most recently, they signed NA-East pro Nanolite. Ghost Gaming’s newest recruit has been rising the ranks, over the past year, putting together a third-place performance in the DreamHack Anaheim 2020 tournament.

Nanolite has, reportedly, earned over $38,000 from 62 events over the course of his Fortnite career. He also sits, squarely, at number 50 on the FortniteTracker NA-East Power Rankings list.

With the signing, Ghost’s Fortnite roster is surprisingly deep. They now boast Kamo, Sean, Trapped, Zarby, Nittle, Clarity, and Nanolite. We’ll have to wait and see if they’ll stay steady here or continue to add to their growing roster of Fortnite talent.

Organizations have been signing Fortnite free agents left and right. It’s clear that Fortnite isn’t going anywhere as an esport, despite the lowering of the prize pool compared to 2019. Who will be the next free agent to fall? Only time will tell.

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Marvel X Fortnite comic teases unreleased hero skins

A new Marvel comic teases the release of Captain Marvel, Ghost Rider, and Black Panther Fortnite skins.

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We’re around the halfway point in Fortnite Season 4, with some of the most popular Marvel heroes already existing within the Fortnite universe. We’ve seen Groot, Iron Man, Thor, Wolverine, Storm, and Mystique included in the Season 4 Battle Pass, with Silver Surfer, Blade, Captain America, and others entering through the Item Shop and past seasons.

There are only a few tier-one Marvel heroes missing from Fortnite, but they might not be out for too long. We already have hero abilities for Venom and Black Panther, which has led fans to assume that they’ll be available later in the season.

Venom in Fortnite

Recently, the VP and Head of Creative at Marvel Games, Bill Roseman, tweeted the cover art for Avengers #37, which will reportedly feature a crossover with Fortnite characters. This could have a profound impact on the lore of Fortnite, so we’ll have to wait and see what it holds when the comic releases on October 4.

On the cover, however, you can see Fortnite characters flying across the Battle Royale island with some of the Marvel heroes that are playable characters in the game. There are a few noteworthy exceptions, however: Captain Marvel, Ghost Rider, and Black Panther aren’t in the game, yet.

With the rest of these Marvel characters already being a part of Fortnite, we can only assume that these heroes will be immortalized in the game as well. Black Panther was already rumored – his hero ability is in the game – but the rest of them are completely new additions.

If this teaser comes to fruition, then we’ll be seeing all three of these heroes in the Item Shop before the end of the season. We can only hope!

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