As Epic Games staff returns from a two-week break, their focus will turn to the upcoming Fortnite trios tournament happening on July 13th and 14th.
This tournament is a big moment for Fortnite because it is the first real competition expanding past solos and duos. While there have been smaller competitions in those modes in the past, Epic events have focused on individual players or duos.
Now we have a chance to seem some real high-level team work in competitive Fortnite. Many of the best players have already signed on with their trios and the event promises to be filled with stars.
All the teams competing in the Fortnite Trios Tournament
Quick note: This list still can be updated with other players who announce they are playing. As of right now, this is all the teams competing that we know of. I may have missed some trio announcements so if you know a group playing who I didn’t mention, leave a comment below and I will add them to this list.
Tfue – Cloak – 72hrs
It’s the “we left FaZe on rocky terms boys.” They might be able to figure out a catchier name, but that is what unites this trio. All three once played for FaZe, Cloak and Tfue’s recent issues have been well-documented, but 72hrs was one of the first Fortnite players to depart the organization.
Their conversations in comms have to be interesting. On top of that, they are all amazing Fortnite players who could easily band together and win the thing.
Bizzle – Zayt – Saf
Two Ghost Gaming players and one NRG make up this powerful trio. Bizzle has a valid claim to be the best Fortnite player in the world as he tops Tfue for the highest earning Fortnite player by prize pool by just $9,000.
Zayt and Saf aren’t slouches either as they sit 12th and 13th on the list mostly thanks to their win at IEM Katowice pictured above. Picking the winning trio is like trying to catch a specific goldfish while blindfolded but these three will be a favorite headed in.
NICKMERCS – Nio Rooch – SypherPK
Few duos have played together as much as SypherPK and NICKMERCS. The two massive streamers just seem to click when they play Fortnite. They are hoping that chemistry and bringing in another controller player in Nio Rooch gives them a good shot in this tournament.
It will be a huge win for the controller gang if they can pull this one off, only SypherPK is using M+K.
Mongraal – BenjyFishy- MrSavageM
Few trios in the world feature as much recent success as these three. Each player qualified for both the solo and duo world cups, making them only one of two groups to do so.
MrSavageM and BenjyFishy dominated the World Cup qualifiers and they had enough points to qualify for the World Cup in three of the five duo weeks. That’s legitimately absurd.
They will add Mongraal, a top player in his own right and one ESPN nominated for an ESPY award, to an already amazing duo.
Stompy – Tschinken – Aqua
While the trio above them is absolutely nuts, there isn’t a better duo in the world than Stompy and Tschinken. In the five weeks of EU World Cup qualifiers for duos they finished third, first, first, second, second. Umm guys?
No other duo came anywhere near that remarkable level of success. Aqua is also a qualifier in duos and solos making this one of the top teams headed into the tournament.
If it wasn’t for Tschinken missing out on the solo qualifiers, this team would become the third trio featuring six World Cup qualifiers.
Aspect – Bugha – Animal
One of the first trios all competing under the same esports organization. These three will be hoping the Sentinel teamwork shines through in this event as other groups adjust to playing in a format they may not be as familiar with.
Dubs – Megga – Clix
The second group of six World Cup qualifiers! Dubs and Megga have been turning heads ever since Dubs was accused of cheating back in the first week of qualifiers. He wasn’t cheating, he’s just really good.
He went on to prove that in the coming weeks and him and Megga are a duo on the come up. They are joined by Clix, another double qualifier for the World Cup.
Chap – Cizlucky – Brush
This is an interesting trio. Only Chap is a really well known player in the scene and after a disappointing run in the World Cup qualifiers, he has ditched Poach and opted to go with a pair of TempoStorm players in this event.
Ceice – Elevate – Riversan
Two 100 Thieves players and Liquid’s newest recruit make up this trio. Ceice and Elevate’s biggest win together came at the World Showdown of Esports (WSOE) duos event over the past winter. They are all talented players capable of grabbing a win against the best of the best.
Khuna – Jarvis – Issa
The controller gang is back for this trio. Jarvis and Issa are two of the best controller players on the planet and they will look to represent their skill on the sticks at this event against the world’s best players.
Did I miss anybody? That’s just 30 players so more people will have to be announced. Let me know what other announcements I may have missed and I will add them into the post.
Fortnite pro Cented kicked out of FaZe Clan for using hate speech
Fortnite pro Cented is no longer a part of FaZe clan. He was caught saying a racial slur on stream, and has parted ways with the organization.
FaZe Clan has removed Cented from their Fortnite roster after the pro player used a racial slur on a livestream. Here’s what’s next for the aspiring Esports athlete.
When Evan ‘Cented’ Barron joined FaZe clan in March 2021, fans worldwide had sky-scraping expectations from him. To be fair, he did gain a ton of followers across Twitch and Twitter and significantly improved his skills as a pro.
However, the former FNCS finalist and Cash Cups winner has been kicked out by FaZe Clan for using hate speech.
Why did FaZe Clan permanently remove Fortnite pro Cented?
While playing Fortnite recently, Cented joined Twitch streamer nothellfire1’s party and wasted no time in dropping a racial slur. It seems like he was not aware that nothellfire1 was live on Twitch.
This was followed by FaZe immediately announcing Cented’s permanent removal from the clan for using hate speech. The post clearly mentioned how the Esports org is constantly evolving and there is no room for racial slurs/discriminatory language.
Soon after, Cented himself admitted to using the slur on stream and claimed that he should’ve known better. The streamer apologized to the Fortnite community and acknowledged his immaturity and ignorance.
He said, “Somewhere along the way I let my ego get the best of me.”
Fortnite community reacts to FaZe Clan removing Cented
While some players are shocked that FaZe has parted ways with Cented instead of giving him sensitivity training, others like prominent leaker HYPEX did not hold back from making him aware of his mistake.
The mixed response from the Fortnite community is understandable, to say the least. It is fair for people to expect organizations to take rehabilitative measures, and it is equally justified for others to expect more maturity from adults like Cented.
This isn’t the first time that Cented has faced consequences for his blunt behavior. Back in June 2021, Epic Games warned him for abusing a young player and recklessly ranting about the Battle Royale game on Twitter.
Incidents like the one mentioned above have played a major role in decaying the image of Fortnite’s competitive community. Rather than being role models, the pros are infamous for being toxic and disrespectful.
Fortnite Champion Series Chapter 3 Season 3 start date and prize pool revealed
Fortnite has announced the Champion Series (FNCS) for Chapter 3 Season 3 in which pros worldwide will compete for 3 million dollars.
The Fortnite Champion Series is easily the most anticipated competitive event every season. In Chapter 3 Season 3, the likes of Bugha, Clix, and Arkhram, among others, will battle it out for a prize pool of 3 million dollars.
Epic Games has finally announced the FNCS for Chapter 3 Season 3. This time around, the logo seems to have a tropical theme that matches the ‘Vibin’ season. The meta has also changed significantly, and it will be interesting to see how some of the most talented esports athletes have adapted to it.
Everything to know about Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS) Chapter 3 Season 3
Fortnite Champion Series for Chapter 3 Season 3 will begin on July 6 with 3 Qualifier rounds. The top five teams (Duos) from each round will directly advance to the FNCS Finals.
The qualifiers will take place till July 18 and the Semi-Finals will begin on July 21. As per Epic Games, the key to reaching the finals is Victory Royales and consistency. In the three Semi-Finals sessions, 6 Victory Royale winners and the top six consistent teams will move ahead.
The Finals will take place between August 12-14. There are two ways for a team to win the Fortnite Champion Series in Chapter 3 Season 3:
- The first team to get three Victory Royales and earn 475 points will be declared the FNCS champion. This is called the Match Point.
- If no team is able to acquire a Match Point at the end of 12 Finals matches, the duo with the highest points will win.
Chapter 3 Season 3 FNCS prize pool distribution
The prize pool for the Chapter 3 Season 3 FNCS is a whopping $3 million. However, it will be divided across several regions:
- EU: $1,350,000
- NAE: $690,000
- BR: $240,000
- NAW: $240,000
- ASIA: $240,000
- ME: $120,000
- OCE: $120,000
The prize pool is different for each region, primarily because of Fortnite’s prominence there. It is evident that the viewership numbers in Europe are much higher than in the Middle East and Oceania.
It is worth noting that fans should be able to unlock some free cosmetics by watching the matches. New FNCS-themed cosmetics also arrive in the Item Shop.
All in all, it is safe to assume that the Fortnite Champion Series for Chapter 3 Season 3 will be more exciting than ever. A ton of new features and weapons have arrived recently, and even map changes have been quite frequent.
Fortnite star SypherPK quits Zero Build tournament after losing to cheaters
The Zero Build tournaments in Fortnite have been hijacked by cheaters, and streamer SypherPK eagerly wants Epic Games to fix it.
Fortnite veteran SypherPK has always been vocal about cheaters and stream snipers in the community. The streamer’s latest encounter with hackers in a Zero Build tournament compelled him to quit.
Multiplayer games, especially Battle Royales, have always had trouble with cheaters. Brilliant titles like Apex Legends and Call of Duty Warzone became unplayable owing to the rise of hackers and have lost innumerable players so far.
From the looks of it, there has been a surge of hackers in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 as well following the introduction of Zero Build mode.
Fortnite pros are encountering more hackers than ever in Zero Build tournaments
Fortnite caught a second wind with Zero Build as a ton of new players joined the community. Moreover, big names like Ninja, Dr. Disrespect, and Tfue returned to the game and appreciated the non-sweaty mode.
The developers then hosted Zero Build tournaments that received an overwhelmingly positive response initially. However, hackers have now plagued such tournaments.
SypherPK recently took part in the NA West Zero Build finals and he was well aware of the fact that some teams are abusing aim bot and wall hacks.
Soon after, the streamer reported that hackers eliminated him in the very first game. It is no surprise that this incident led to him quitting the cup. He asked Epic Games to work on a live bans feature or atleast a new anti-cheat system that is dedicated to competitive playlists.
Zero Build mode in Fortnite has helped in exposing cheaters
Previously, Fortnite compelled players to build which significantly increased the skill gap between newcomers and veterans. On one side, there were players with the skill set to make a skyscraper within 30 seconds. On the other end of the spectrum, there were beginners who struggled in every game because the SBMM system rarely matched them with equally skilled/experienced players.
Amidst such issues, we are witnessing the growing use of cheats and devices like the Cronus Zen. This allows cheaters to win more comfortably than ever, but naturally, at the cost of the ruined experience of every player they face.
Until Chapter 3 Season 1, it was harder to track cheaters because mechanics like building and editing were an integral part of the meta.
In contrast, aim and mobility are the deciding factors of a Zero Build game. Accordingly, players can now easily identify cheaters using aim bots and wall hacks.
Countless other players, streamers, and pros have similar opinions on the current state of Fortnite and Epic Games would certainly want to come up with a solution before the Cash Cups commence in Chapter 3 Season 3.
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