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SypherPK humiliates trash-talking viewer in Fortnite 1v1

Content creator Ali ‘SypherPK’ Hassan made easy work of a trash-talking viewer during a recent stream.

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Content creator Ali ‘SypherPK’ Hassan made easy work of a trash-talking viewer during a recent stream.

Being a top-tier Twitch streamer comes with a drawback: people are going to hate you for no reason other than your success. Some people think that a streamer’s success may be undeserved, so they start to hate them.

We see this all the time in all different mediums. When someone gets too popular, more people start to want to see them fail. Twitch streaming might bring this to its extreme, as everyone seems to think that they could make it big by playing video games.

SypherPK encountered one of these haters during a recent stream. The viewer was trash-talking Sypher in the chat pretty hard. Sypher tried to ban the viewer, but couldn’t because the battery on his mouse had died.

As fate would have it, Sypher’s party was finished playing after this match, which meant the streamer went solo. It was a perfect time to accept this viewer’s challenge for a 1v1 boxfight. Sypher invited the player to his game, but not before muting his voice settings.

Sypher said that he did this for a few reasons. He didn’t want the player to “shout himself out or do anything stupid.” He also didn’t want to know if the player was a little kid. That way, Sypher could talk all the trash he wanted without feeling bad about it.

The trash-talker jumped out to an early lead in the first two games, but Sypher graciously took the third game without talking smack to the viewer.

From there, Sypher began to get his footing and his opponent got a bit nervous. The streamer applied non-stop pressure to force his opponent onto his back foot. Sypher’s confidence started to build and it showed.

Before long, things started to spiral out of control for the trash talker. Sypher ended up taking the victory with a 10-5 win after losing his first two matches. In the end, Sypher went on a 10-3 run against a viewer who was sure that they were better than the content creator.

When it was all said and done, the usually family-friendly Sypher went on a profanity-laden rant that may have made this kid uninstall Fortnite.

“Get f***ed. 10-5. Easy kill,” he said. “The reason why I still make educational commentaries if because of s***ters like you, who think they’re better than they are. And they come in my chat and talk s***! You got smacked by a content creator! Don’t ever disrespect me!”

Sypher’s performance speaks for itself. This player thought that he was better than Sypher, and the streamer took him up on his challenge.

We’re in the age of wager matches and boxfighting records. All of the rising talent in Fortnite seems to be prioritizing this playstyle, and content creators who don’t play this way are seen as less skilled. Sypher stood up for the entire Fortnite content creator community with this win.

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Epic announce Solos FNCS and Trios in Fortnite Season 3

The Fortnite FNCS formats for Season 3 will include Trios and Solos along with Trios Cash Cups.

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With the Fortnite Champion Series Invitational in the rearview mirror, competitive and casual Fortnite players, alike, look ahead to Season 3. Epic didn’t keep us wondering for long with an announcement of the competitive formats for the next Fortnite season.

On May 25, the Fortnite Competitive Twitter account announced that Season 3 will kick off with a solo FNCS. Cash Cups will be back as a Trios competition and Trios FNCS will be coming in Season 4. In the meantime, Arena will be available for Trios and Solos.

Most Fortnite players were happy to hear this announcement – even if they aren’t fans of the formats. Trios is widely liked but players tend to have a love/hate relationship with Solos. This can be the most frustrating format, after all.

The real highlight of this announcement was the announcement, itself. Pro Fortnite players have been asking for transparency and communication. Epic gave them what they were asking for, even if it didn’t come in the form of their favorite tournament format.

We’ll keep you posted with more information about the next FNCS season. Until then, competitive and casual Fortnite players are in the same boat: waiting to see how much Season 3 changes everything.

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Fortnite Doomsday event countdown reveals Season 2 end date and time

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Fortnite now has an official countdown to the upcoming end-of-season event in-game, confirming Saturday, May 30 as the date for the Doomsday event.

Each Season of Fortnite usually tries to go out with a bang, and leaks and teases have been foreshadowing the big ‘Doomsday’ event ending Season 2.

Although data miners were able to provide their best guesses for when it would be, and what exactly will happen, the countdown now confirms it.

Appearing on May 23, exactly one week before the event is scheduled to take place, you can now see the countdown prominently in the main lobby.

The timer will end on Saturday, May 30, ready for the event to kick off at 7:05pm BST / 8:05pm CEST / 2:05pm EDT / 11:05am PDT.

What is the Doomsday Event?

While we now know when the event will take place, there still remains the question of what will happen.

The most common theory currently is that the map, or at least part of it, will flood. This is plausiblele, considering players also noticed that the underwater hatches were ‘activated’ on the same day as the countdown appeared.

Many players are convinced that there will be some kind of water theme in Chapter 2, Season 3, as the big leak a few weeks ago suggested.

This same leak also claimed that there will be a rideable shark vehicle in the next season, as well as the ability to set materials on fire.

So, the Doomsday event could be a total or partial flooding of the Fortnite map – or something else entirely. At this point, it’s impossible to say for sure. We just have to wait until Saturday, May 30.

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Fortnite players call for a boycott of Item Shop XP Boosts

Fortnite players are calling for a boycott of Item Shop XP, telling others to speak with their wallets.

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XP thresholds in Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 are the subject of some sharp criticism from the community. Those who want to receive all of their gold variants for Season 2 need to reach level 350, which is nearly impossible without grinding all of the challenges, including the tedious Location Domination challenges. Even then, it’s a stretch.

Yesterday, we covered the story of TALOCAN; a player who managed to reach level 520 in Fortnite. He reportedly plays Team Rumble, opens chests, quits, and repeats – exactly how Fortnite is meant to be played.

While this is an interesting story, it highlights the problem with XP in Fortnite. Most people want to play the game without focusing on menial tasks. At the same time, Battle Pass owners feel as though they should have a reasonable opportunity to earn all of the rewards without paying extra money.

When you combine this feeling with the lack of Overtime Challenges, players are getting a bit frustrated with the current state of Fortnite Season 2 cosmetics.

Epic promised us less of a grind this season, which proved to be false. Sure, it’s not as much grind to reach level 100 as it was in past seasons, but it’s far more difficult to unlock all of the cosmetics.

This is why some players were angry to learn that Epic would reportedly be selling XP boosts in the Item Shop towards the end of the season. They’ve done this before in the form of Battle Pass tiers, but it feels dirtier this time around.

In past seasons, hitting level 100 was always reasonable. Buying the last few tiers didn’t feel as bad when you had a legitimate chance of unlocking all of the cosmetics without opening your wallet. You either wanted the cosmetics ASAP or were slacking-off on the challenges.

Now, though, when the most dedicated Fortnite players haven’t reached level 350, selling XP boosts feels a bit manipulative. They set a goal that’s nearly impossible to hit for most people, then reportedly plan to sell additional support to help you reach that goal. Love or hate past Fortnite Battle Passes, they’ve never included something like this.

For that reason, some Fortnite players are calling for a boycott of Item Shop XP in Season 2. “I think it’s important that we speak with our wallets and let Epic know ‘Hey this isn’t ok,'” u/C_G15 wrote on the r/FortniteBR subreddit. “We shouldn’t need to spend more money on the Battle Pass then we already have, to unlock everything. Let’s not make impossible enlightening skins the norm.”

At the time of writing, this post has over 2,200 upvotes. One commenter, u/RebbitFrog, expanded on the argument in the comments. “At the risk of getting all Jim Sterling here – it would be a company selling a way to skip the grind, when they have full control over how much grind is needed. Selling the solution to a problem they created.

“And yes, buying XP/levels/boosts encourages them to keep doing it in the future. So even if you consider it fine, that you have the disposable income right now, you still shouldn’t do this. Because next time they’ll push a little more, then a little more later on and by the time you reach a point where you don’t want to spend more, it will be too late.”

These players are taking a stand against something that they see as the first step in a bad direction. Epic made it difficult to attain the 8-Ball variant last season, but it was a reasonable task with the length of that season. This time around, players are standing up.

It’s a fair point that these players are making – especially when you consider the fact that most of them already have a plethora of skins in their lockers. There’s no need to spend extra money on a skin that will probably get little usage once Season 3 hits.

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