There are several prominent esports organizations that hold impressive rosters spanning from FaZe Clan to Ghost Gaming, however, a couple of new additions to 100 Thieves make them an instant favorite.
Epic Games announcement of a $30 million Fortnite World Cup event in July sent the esports community ablaze as players began to train day and night for their chance to earn millions.
More organizations are signing players with the lead up to the Fortnite World Cup which will be held in New York from July 26 to July 28 and offers a massive prize pool.
The pot for the World Cup is so huge, that the winner of the solo event will walk away with 3 million dollars!
Fortnite fans love to cheer on their favorite players spanning from FaZe Clan’s Tfue to Team Liquid’s Poach, but that leaves room for underestimated players to rise through the ranks.
Davis ‘Ceice’ McClellan and Thomas ‘Elevate’ Krueger signed to Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag’s organization, 100 Thieves, in February 2019 and have not disappointed fans with their performances.
This year, we’re making a resurgence into competitive Fortnite. Welcome @Ceice & @ElevateFN to 100 Thieves!— 100 Thieves (@100Thieves) February 21, 2019
As a notorious duo, Ceice & Elevate have made major strides in competition, placing 1st at WSOE 3 & finalists at TwitchCon 2018. Excited to have both join our team! #100T pic.twitter.com/xHLJdfX0C7
Ceice and Elevate won WSOE 3 Fortnite along with placing as finalists in the Fortnite Fall Skirmish at TwitchCon 2018.
The past six months have shown what dedicated practice and a strong mental attitude can do for a Fortnite duo, and right now, Ceice and Elevate are looking to be a top-five duo within the Fortnite World Cup.
Ceice, you qualified for the Fortnite World Cup during the first week of online qualifiers. First off, congratulations and good luck in New York! Second, what was your mindset going into the online finals on April 14? Did you take a different approach or did you stick to your gameplan?
Ceice: “Thank you! My mindset going into Week 1 was to stay with my plan and be mentally strong throughout the whole tournament. I had games where I was forced out of my typical landing spot, and multiple games dying off spawn. Being mentally strong enough and only focusing on the positives, especially when you’re competing in solos plays such a huge role in being successful.”
You two won WSOE 3 back in December 2018, and a little while later you two signed to 100 Thieves. Did you expect your Fortnite careers to skyrocket after WSOE 3, or was it just another day on the job?
Ceice: “I’ve always expected to have a successful future in Fortnite, putting in the time and grinding every day for over a year will always pay off. I always treated competitive Fortnite as a job, keeping a consistent schedule and practicing daily.”
Elevate: “A lot of pros and scouts knew we were a top team but needed proof that we could execute and actually win a championship. So to me, I was hoping we could use it as a stepping stone, which we did.”
Elevate, what has been your approach for the Online Opens? Have you been practicing with your team or grinding Arena in order to prepare?
Elevate: “The main thing I’m doing to prepare is looking at my gameplay and others every night. That way I can change things for my next day of practice. I mainly play pro customs every night though.”
How has training in a team house been compared to living away from each other? Have you seen an improvement in your gameplay?
Ceice: “It is such a good feeling to know that you can just strictly work on your gameplay and becoming the best. No distractions. 100 Thieves has been amazing throughout this whole process, and there’s definitely a lot of noticeable improvement when you are surrounded by other insane players.”
Elevate: “Living in a team house has been great for me because of the atmosphere. Surrounding yourself with other successful people with the same mindset as you makes the biggest difference for me compared to my home and online practice.”
Fortnite and Epic Games have been under tons of scrutiny lately from the competitive community regarding certain changes including banning stretched res and not including a FOV slider. How do you stay positive in a negative competitive environment?
Ceice: “The changes don’t bother me because I’m gonna play regardless. Most of the top players are the same way. People are gonna whine about it, but the best will always be looking for ways to exploit it and keep moving forward.”
Elevate: “If they had to make these changes they should have been made a long time ago. The timing was awful, and that’s the only thing that annoys me.”
What do you think Epic Games can do to help cater and understand pro’s opinions on in-game changes and tournament rules?
Ceice: “Having an elected player to be the voice of competitive Fortnite would be huge. We literally have zero say in anything that happens.”
Elevate: “Just listen to us more in general. Make an email list and just ask questions.”
Thanks for your time! Would you like to add anything else?
Ceice & Elevate: “Run it up!”
We would like to thank 100 Thieves, Ceice, and Elevate for taking the time to talk with us!
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Fortnite v15.40 leaked skins and cosmetics revealed
Epic Games have revealed the new Fortnite v15.40 update and leakers have already found a bunch of new skins.
Epic Games has dropped patch v15.40 in Fortnite and with it comes a boat load of leaked skins as well as cosmetics.
The latest update brought back one of the game’s older weapons, which had been vaulted for some time, and that’s the Flint Knock pistol.
As the pirate theme died long ago in Chapter 2, the weapon hasn’t been around for much of Chapter 2 – but now it’s back in the loot pool.
As usual, following an update, leakers have been hard at work looking around for any potential teasers for upcoming content. To that point, leaked skins and cosmetics have emerged.
Fortnite v15.40 leaked skins
Before we dive into the individual skins and how they’re going to look in Fortnite, it’s worth noting VastBlast discovered four new bundles are included.
These can be seen below – coming with individual pickaxes, back blings, and more.
On top of that, ShiinaBR revealed how some of the new skins shape up in-game.
Last but not least is the SypherPK Locker Bundle, found by iFireMonkey.
Fortnite v15.40 leaked cosmetics
Here’s the list of new cosmetics leaked, courtesy of HYPEX – one of the game’s most accurate leakers.
As you can see, a number of weapon wraps and other cosmetics are in the works.
Now, it’s only a matter of time before they’re added to the battle royale experience. Which one do you have eyes for? Let us know by tweeting us @FortniteINTEL on Twitter.
Fortnite v15.40 early patch notes: Flint Knock returns, LTMs & more
The “most amazing” Fortnite patch ever has been revealed, and here’s everything that’s included.
Epic Games has confirmed a few key details on Fortnite’s v15.40 update. From all the new content to an exact release time, here’s everything there is to know.
Another week brings us another Fortnite update. Fresh content is always right around the corner in Epic’s battle royale and this latest batch has fans eager to jump back in.
Not only are popular limited time modes back in full force, but a fan favorite weapon is also being unvaulted. Moreover, the game should be smoother than ever thanks to the latest wave of bug fixes.
The February 16 update is finally here but before we get there, here’s everything we know about Fortnite’s 15.40 patch.
Fortnite v15.40 patch downtime
No different from previous weeks, Epic Games has confirmed the exact timing for the next update. Fortnite’s v15.40 patch will be deployed on Tuesday, February 16. Downtime is scheduled to begin at roughly 4AM ET | 10 AM BST | 9 AM UTC.
While the new update brings new content, it will also remove various “unreleased assets are props,” Epic added. This means downtime could be a little longer than usual as the developers overhaul bigger chunks of the game.
However, as a result of these changes, the overall file size of Fortnite should be reduced moving forward.
Fortnite v15.40 patch notes
Epic had teased the return of a popular item. “Blast back with an unvaulted favorite,” they shared in a February 15 tweet.
‘Blast’ points towards something explosive on the way. From the Quad Launcher to Dynamite, there are plenty of explosive options that have been vaulted away for a number of months.
On February 16, once the dust settled on the update, it was revealed that the Flint Knock Pistol was the one returning to battle.
Fortnite leakers have reported that two Hunter portals have been added to the game, potentially lining up two new crossovers for Season 5.
We’ve already seen The Mandalorian, God of War, Halo and others appear during the course of the current season – and ShiinaBR has revealed two more encrypted skins are on the way, too.
Limited Time Modes: Air Royale & Floor is Lava
With Fortnite’s 15.40 update, two LTMs are making a return. Both Air Royale and Floor is Lava will be back for everyone to enjoy.
The first was an extremely popular mode upon release in April 2019. Air Royale loads all players into X4 Stormwing’s until there’s just one survivor left.
Meanwhile, Floor is Lava is the polar opposite. Rather than soaring through the skies, players begin on the ground and have to climb their way up to avoid deadly lava.
Fortnite v15.40 bug fixes
Outside of the new content, Fortnite’s latest patch comes with a number of bug fixes as well. The 15.40 update is expected to fix issues across not only the battle royale, but Save The World and Creative modes too.
Below is a full list of every fix that is expected to go live with the latest Fortnite patch.
- Total Bars appearing as “0” in a match.
- Purple XP Coins disappearing when driven through (without granting XP).
- Matchmaking doesn’t start if unreadied player leaves early.
- Phone Booths do not respect island settings when players change Outfits.
Save the World
- Mythic Lead Survivor portraits appear only as silhouettes.
- Locating a Durrr Burger not counting towards the “Locating: Burger Break!” Ventures quest.
That’s everything there is to know about Fortnite’s 15.40 update for the time being. We’ll be sure to keep you updated as further information becomes available.
Image Credit: Epic Games
Fortnite v15.30 update patch notes: New weapons, Mando’s Bounty LTM & more
Fortnite v15.30 update is live, bringing new weapons and a Mando’s Bounty LTM. So, here are some patch notes for the update.
Epic Games have rolled out their v15.30 update for Fortnite, adding three new exotic weapons to the battle royale as well as a new LTM, and a whole host of new cosmetics.
One thing that has always set Fortnite apart from it’s battle royale rivals are the regular updates that Epic Games roll out. They’ve slowed a bit since the move to Fortnite Chapter 2, but the updates are still welcomed.
On February 2nd, the devs rolled out another decently sized update, adding further to the Hunter’s theme has encapsulated Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5.
That includes three new weapons, a Mando’s Bounty LTM, as well as a decent number of bug fixes too. So, without any further ado, let’s get into the changes.
New weapons: Burst Quad Launcher, Frozen & Chug Cannon
Keeping with the growing number of exotic weapons in Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 3, Epic Games have added three new weapons – the Burst Quad Launcher, Frozen SMG & Chug Cannon.
Starting with the latter there, as the name suggests, the Chug Cannon works like the Bandage Bazooka where teammates can be healed by the weapon.
The Frozen and Burst Quad Launcher are heavy hitters though. The pair of them will deal some nice damage, 35 and 42 respectively, while the Frozen has an alright reload time of just a shade over two seconds.
Mando’s Bounty LTM
The Mandalorian has also recieved some love in this update. Sadly, the previously rumored cosmetics have not been released, but he has got his own limited-time mode.
“The best hunter in the galaxy wants to prove himself—against you. Challenge other players to see who can score credits the fastest,” the description reads. Take out bounty targets for extra credits and eliminate specially-marked hunters for high-tier loot.
“When the Mandalorian enters the match, he will hunt down the player with the most credits. You can get to the top but can you stay there?”
Fortnite v15.30 bug fixes
Finally, the bug fixes. These can be found on Epic’s Trello board before the update goes live, so we can always get a sense of whats being fixed.
This update has a decent amount of changes for each mode for battle royale, Save the World, and Creative – including the return OG Bear vehicles.
Here is the full list of bug fixes coming in v15.30:
- Difficulty editing Banner with a controller.
- Long loading screen after completing a session on PlayStation/Xbox.
- The Child Back Bling blocking vision when players aim down sights.
- Jumpshot Outfit missing its facial hair.
- Sound effect audio delay.
- Matchmaking doesn’t start if an unreadied player leaves early.
- Receiving damage mid-air when falling inside a car.
- OG Bear vehicle temporarily booted.
- Zero Point healing effect temporarily disabled.
- Game freezing when going to the Compete tab on PlayStation/Xbox.
- Prop holograms become invisible in certain situations for Xbox Creators.
- “Devices” and “Prefabs” tabs swapped when viewing the Creative Inventory.
Save the World
- Locating a Durrr Burger not counting towards the “Locating: Burger Break!” Ventures quest.
- Eliminating Takers not counting towards the “Eliminate: They Came from the Mist” Ventures quest.
Mobile Top Issues
- Motion Axis setting stuck on “Roll” on Nintendo Switch.
- RT/LT Triggers on Xbox Elite controller on Android.
Image credits: Epic Games
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