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Full recap and best moments from the Fortnite Streamer Bowl

The Twitch Rivals Fortnite Streamer Bowl concluded last night. Take a look at the results along with some of the best moments from the competition.

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The Twitch Rivals Fortnite Streamer Bowl concluded last night. Take a look at the results along with some of the best moments from the competition.

The Fortnite Streamer Bowl was incredibly entertaining. This was one of the most engaging Fortnite competitions we’ve seen – potentially because of the number of big names involved.

The last round of the tournament forced all of the players to land at the center island, which was a terrible idea. Outside of that, the format worked surprisingly well. It was easy to follow the action and end-game fights were far less hectic than usual. Anyone who has watched a Fortnite tournament knows how tough it can be with 40 nametags in the fourth storm circle.

Ahead, we’ll recap the results and some of the best clips coming out of the night featuring Tfue, Clix, Bugha, Nickmercs, LosPollos, TimTheTatMan, and more.

Results

RANKTEAMELIMINATIONSPOINTS
1Clix & Tarik Cohen2369
2Tfue & Kyler M7urray1646
3Aydan & Kurt Benkert1540
4Bugha & JuJu Smith-Schuster833
5Chap & Kyle Van Noy731
6NickEh30 & David Morgan1129
7NICKMERCS & Mike Evans1128
8Symfuhny & DK Metcalf424
9UnknownxArmy & Avonte Maddox723
10Reverse2k & Baker Mayfield515
11DrLupo & Keenan Allen412
12NateHill & Eddie Vanderdoes312
13BrookeAB & Eric Ebron38
14elded & Kenyan Drake28
15TimTheTatman & Johnathan Abram17
16LosPollosTV & Jamal Adams03

Clix and Tarik Cohen of the Chicago Bears won the competition in spectacular fashion with 23 eliminations across four games. A lot of their points came in the final game, which was an RNG-fest for the most part.

Still, the duo showed that they have what it takes to win when the chips are down. Tfue was another standout performer – we’ll get to him below.

Other honorable mentions include Reverse2k doing his best to carry Baker Mayfield, Chap’s in-game awareness, and favorites Bugha and JuJu Smith-Schuster placing fourth after scoring 0 points in the first two games. Now, onto some of the storylines.

Tfue wins MVP

Tfue took home the MVP of the night – which is a pretty meaningless title but makes sense in relation to the format and his performance.

Game 1 was where Tfue and Kyler Murray really did their damage. Tfue clutched-up a 1v1 against Symfuhny with 8 HP, dropping him a GG and a Pigeotto burn in the post-game interview.

Symfuhny wasn’t the only fellow streamer that Tfue “sonned” during the tournament. Bugha had to hot-drop next to Tfue two times in a row. He ended up dying both times.

Bugha brought it back and won Game three, but not before dying to Tfue twice in a row. This time, Tfue killed Bugha and JuJu with grenades, similar to what happened when the two streamers met in pubs last week.

Dad Mercs

NickMercs also showed who was boss during the Streamer Bowl, taking out UnknownxArmy in the first game of the tournament.

There can only be one controller king, and the young buck had to go into time out when Daddy Mercs came out to play. Better luck next time, young fella.

Poor LosPollos. He was outclassed on every level. Some of the NFL players could have easily killed Los in a 1v1. He’s one hell of an entertainer but had no business being in the same lobby as people like Clix, Bugha, Unknown, and Chap.

To add insult to injury, LosPollos got killed by his bully of an older brother figure in NickMercs.

Nick later roasted LosPollos when talking to TimTheTatMan between games. “I killed the best two players in the lobby,” he told Tim, “UnknownxArmy and Los!”

Nick and partner Mike Evans popped-off in the first game. They killed Unkown, LosPollos, TimTheTatMan, and Chap among others – although Chap’s trap was eventually what killed Nick.

Clix pops off

Clix won the whole competition and earned his paycheck in the last fight. A lot of his success came down to the final round – which was a mess of a format, to say the least.

Still, Clix came out on top by securing the best loot in the lobby through several kills. He killed NickMercs (who had no ammo), pickaxed Symfuhny, and won a sweaty 1v1 against Bugha to cap it off (above).

The event was full of impressive plays from Clix, but the game-winning kill was a 200-IQ trap play from the box-fighting veteran on Tfue, who was in second place.

Tfue was in the best position during the final game, and even knocked Clix’s partner Tarik Cohen. Clix used his downed partner as bait to get Tfue to run into a trap. From there, Clix only had to tickle Tfue to finish the kill.

Most of the streamers carried their NFL partners, aside from a few standout performances. Aydan’s partner Kurt Benkert actually carried his streamer to placement points in one of the games. From a spectator’s perspective, it looked like Benkert had the highest level of skill out of any NFL player.

It was Tarik Cohen who took home the gold with his partner, Clix. Cohen got carried most of the way, of course, but also held his own in several moments. He clutched-up to secure a kill on TimTheTatMan and save his partner. Tim had trapped Clix and was looking to manufacture the upset, but Cohen wasn’t having it.

The Streamer Bowl was one of the most entertaining Fortnite competitions that have happened – apart from the final round, of course.

The format seemed to be a bit restrictive, but it was a lot easier to follow the end-games without so many players alive. I don’t know if I want to see this format for official esports events, but it was a fantastic way to watch an invitational.

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Fortnite leaks point to in-game comic books coming soon

Comic books are likely heading to Fortnite sooner rather than later – with Thor being the first issue.

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The most recent Fortnite update, v13.40, brought us a ton of leaks that point to what the future of the game will hold. We already covered the 30+ new fish types found in the game files, but they weren’t the only new concept that was included in the patch.

Data miners also found mention of a “ComicReader” in the files. This would, naturally, suggest that readable comic books will be heading to Fortnite in the near future.

We have more than just a line of text, however. Apparently, those who switch accounts on Xbox (and possibly PS4) will be greeted with a glitched cut-scene. Obviously, this is not meant to be in the game, just yet.

We can see where the new comic books will be located in the Battle Pass tab, as well as what will happen when you click on them. What will these comic books hold? Well, we have some clues as to that as well.

Will these comic books be original content? We’re sure that some of them will, but we also have some leaks that point to actual comic books coming to Fortnite. Right now, they appear to be Marvel Comics.

Data miner, Hypex, has been spearheading these leaks. He was able to use the blurry photo of a Fortnite comic book to find out the actual comic that they came from. This one appears to be a Thor comic.

With all of this information available, we’d be surprised if Epic didn’t release comics before Season 4. Likewise, we expect the Season 4 secret Fortnite skin to relate to the in-game comics.

All of this points to Thor being the potential Season 4 secret skin. Fans were already theorizing about this when they saw what Captain America left behind in his release trailer – a glyph that looked strikingly similar to Thor’s glyph from one of his films.

Of course, this is only speculation. For now, all we know for sure is that Epic are planning on adding comics to Fortnite, soon – with Thor likely being the subject of their first issue. As always, we’ll keep you posted when we learn more.

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Waffles unbanned from Fortnite under threat of legal action

Epic Games unbanned pro player, Waffles, after the CarterPulse agency stepped in.

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Earlier this week, we covered the story of Fortnite pro player, Waffles, who had been banned from Fortnite after encountering a bug in the FNCS. Waffles killed a player who had used the infinite item glitch to receive an unlimited number of Crash Pads.

After the elimination, Waffles noticed massive stack of Crash Pads on the ground. As anyone would, he began to pick them up to investigate. To his dismay, he was unable to drop them and had to finish the game with no weapons or healing items – only an inventory full of Crash Pads.

Despite everything working against him, Waffles managed to finish third in the game. When he went back to the lobby, however, he saw that he was disqualified from the tournament and banned from competitive Fortnite for 30 days.

Despite all of the evidence showing that Waffles didn’t do this on purpose, Epic support told him that they were upholding his ban. That’s where the CarterPulse agency came in. They responded to one of Waffles’ tweets, telling him to reach out to them.

After that, they went to work contacting Epic Games and outlining the fact that Waffles never intentionally broke any of the rules – a condition for a fair ban. What’s more, the Fortnite competitive rules state that any player must play-out a game in which they encounter a bug, giving Waffles no choice in the situation.

A little over a day after CarterPulse got involved, Epic appeared to reverse their decision to ban Waffles. The pro tweeted, “I AM UNBANNED! THANK YOU @CarterPulse.”

According to other tweets by the agency, they stepped into the situation free of charge. “Anything for the community.” they wrote on Twitter.

CarterPulse also clarified that this was a small mistake within a great company. “Just would like everyone to realize that Epic is a great company who makes mistakes like all of us. Happy to have helped @WafflesFN in getting unbanned!” they wrote.

The unbanning comes just in time for the second week of FNCS qualifiers. Waffles will be able to compete in the next qualifying event and, with any luck, will move onto the grand finals.

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Send the Coral Buddies to space with this secret Fortnite challenge

Help the Coral Buddies join the astronaut from Craggy Cliffs with this secret Fortnite challenge.

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Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 3 brought us a list of secret challenges that involve the Coral Buddies. This group seems to be doing a lot better than they were at the beginning of the season, as they’ve now expanded and build a Coral Castle on top of the massive Whirlpool to the north of Sweaty Sands.

Attentive players have already helped bring the Coral Buddies into the Wood and Brick phases of development, but Season 3 Week 8 brought a new challenge to the game: giving them the materials they need to launch a rocket into space.

You can find the group of Coral Buddies where they’ve always been – outside of the lighthouse in the northwest corner of the map. Here’s an old picture of where their island was, but it’s still accurate.

The rocket requirement is only 100 metal, but you’ll need to gather it before hitting the island. There doesn’t appear to be any metal sources around them, which is part of the reason that they need our help to begin with.

The Coral cosmonauts have already started building the base for their rocket. All you have to do is walk up, give them some metal, and watch them finish the project.

Once you give the Coral Buddies what they need, they’ll build their rocket and take off into space – possibly in search of the old Chapter 1 map. Let’s hope they find what they’re looking for.

With this challenge and the crashed spaceship at Craggy Cliffs, Epic are pointing us to the stars. Could this have something to do with the rumored event and Season 4? Only time will tell.

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