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Tfue goes after organization for trying to “expose” him

Tfue went all-in on an organization for “exposing” him for his behavior during the Fortnite Champion Series.

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Tfue went all-in on an organization for “exposing” him for his behavior during the Fortnite Champion Series.

It’s no secret that Tfue and Scoped land at The Grotto. In fact, the duo’s landing spot has led to one of the best rivalries in competitive Fortnite between them and the team of Chap and Av.

This past weekend, during the FNCS Finals, Tfue and Scoped were contested by another team of smaller streamers. The former duo got the better of the fights, which culminated in the latter grabbing the vault keycard and running away.

As you can expect, Tfue didn’t like this strategy. He and Scoped chased them and eliminated the duo. “Why are these kids in last place trying to grief us? You f**king suck,” Tfue said.

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“50th place, trying to run off with The Grotto keycard in front of 100,000 people. How embarrassing,” he added.

The competing duo had TTV in their name, so Tfue’s viewers, naturally, went to their channels and started talking trash. Due to the fact that these two players had 0 points in the sixth game, Tfue accused them of trying to grief him and Scoped – something that happens a lot to big streamers in competitive Fortnite.

The two smaller streamers belong to gaming organization Starving Hustlers, and the hubbub prompted a video from their Twitter account, calling out Tfue.

As you can see, the video laid out the fact that the duo, Oops and Aiden, had been landing at The Grotto far longer than Tfue. The main point of the video was that this team wasn’t intentionally griefing Tfue and Scoped and that they didn’t disserve the backlash.

Tfue’s viewers took things too far. One viewer even went so far as to reveal the location of the competing duos. All of this triggered a response from Tfue, who pulled no punches. “Holy f**k, they’ve been landing there forever, dude!

“They probably have so much experience in The Grotto. Dude, I would never want to land on somebody that exp- oh s**t, what the- oh, they got 0 kills in six games,” Tfue joked as he scrolled down to the bottom of the FNCS standings.

“I don’t give a f**k how long anyone has been landing anywhere. If I show up at any POI and I s**t on you, get the f**k out,” he boasted, “Or else you’re gonna do bad, which they did. They got dead-last place.”

Tfue went on to say that if he were landing somewhere and continued to lose, he’d switch up his landing spot. “Bro, if I got s**t on five games in a row, what the f**k in your brain would you think, ‘hey, maybe the sixth time we can go back and it’ll be different’?”

Tfue then chastised the person who made the video for calling on Tfue to control his chat. In response to the complaints of viewers switching streams, Tfue said, “No s**t, bro. I have 100,000 g**d**n viewers on Twitch and you’re landing on us trying to ruin our f**king tournament, you braindead idiot.”

No streamer advocates doxxing, but Tfue hammered-home the fact that he can’t control everyone. “Like that doesn’t happen to me at all? Like f**king SWAT teams haven’t shown up to my parents’ house with f**king AR-15s pointed at them?”

It’s clear that Tfue took all of this pretty seriously, dismantling each point made by the video. Streamers like Tfue get clout farmed and griefed all of the time. This team ran off with the vault key. It’s easy to understand why Tfue took this stance – even if the griefing wasn’t intentional.

Whatever you might think about this situation, Tfue doubled-down on his original comments. He’s not apologizing for how he reacted, no matter who has a problem with it.

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Fortnite FNCS Finals viewing guide: heats, schedule, format & more

Everything you need to know about the Fortnite Season 3 FNCS.

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The Fortnite Champion Series Qualifiers have wrapped up and we have our finalists. 400 players from NA-East, West, and EU will be competing to earn a piece of the hefty prize pool that has first place walking away with $80,000.

Ahead, we’ll give you all of the information you need including how to watch, the schedule, the format, Twitch Drops, and more.

Format

As most of you already know, this is a solo competition. The format for the finals will be the same as they were for all of the qualifiers. This tournament features evenly-distributed placement points along with a cap for 20 elmination points per match.

The FNCS tends to reward placement points over eliminations. Yes, getting five eliminations is the same as placing in the top 25, but you’re risking a lot when you push five of the best players in the game. It’s a lot safer to sit in a box, rotate, and hope for placement points.

We’ll see how all of this shakes out when the event begins. The finals are always a bit different than the qualifiers in terms of how people play. Here’s a complete look at the scoring format for the Season 3 FNCS finals.

Heats

There are four heats in each of the three major regions of NA East, NA West, and EU. Oceana, Asia, Brazil, and Middle East only have half of the competitors and half the number of heats.

With each heat in every region containing 100 players, it would be too much for us to list here. You can take a look at all of the heats on the official Fortnite website by clicking here.

Schedule & viewing guide

The schedule for the event similar across all three of the major regions, with some alterations to ensure that they overlap as infrequently as possible.

We don’t have the entire broadcast schedule right now, but we have to imagine that these won’t all be covered. If they were, the broadcasting team would be at it from 9 AM to 11PM EST Friday and Saturday with non-stop action.

We’ll update you when Epic announce the complete schedule, but we also have a Twitch stream embedded at the bottom of this section.

Europe

  • Heat 1: Friday 3-6 PM CEST
  • Heat 2: Friday 7-10 PM CEST
  • Heat 3: Saturday 3-6 PM CEST
  • Heat 4: Saturday 7-10 PM CEST
  • Grand Finals: Sunday 7-10 PM CEST

NA-East

  • Heat 1: Friday 1-4 PM EST
  • Heat 2: Friday 5-8 PM EST
  • Heat 3: Saturday 1-4 PM EST
  • Heat 4: Saturday 5-8 PM EST
  • Grand Finals: Sunday 5-8 PM EST

NA-West

  • Heat 1: Friday 1-4 PM PT
  • Heat 2: Friday 5-8 PM PT
  • Heat 3: Saturday 1-4 PM PT
  • Heat 4: Saturday 5-8 PM PT
  • Grand Finals: Sunday 5-8 PM PT

Twitch Drops

We mentioned this in our original viewing guide, but it bears repeating. All authorized streamers will be offering Twitch drops to their viewers. This means that viewers of the FNCS finals have a chance to earn an emote, spray, and back bling.

Epic made it very easy to apply for Twitch drops as a streamer, so nearly every player who streams the finals – or hosts a viewing party – should have Twitch Drops enabled.

To be eligible for the drops, you need to link your Epic and Twitch accounts. It’s very simple to do so, and you can get started by clicking here.

It’s important to note that you must have linked you Twitch and Epic accounts within the past six months to be eligible for drops. If you linked them more than six months ago, you should go back and do it again.

There you have it: everything you need to know about the Season 3 FNCS. It will be a jam-packed weekend for competitive Fortnite fans. We’ll be keeping you posted throughout the event, so make sure to follow us on Twitter @FortniteINTEL.

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Why do fans think Fortnite X Thor is the next crossover?

The Avengers continue to invade Fortnite.

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Recently, rumors have been swirling that Thor will be coming to Fortnite as the next in-game crossover. No, we’re not talking about Relaxed Fit Jonesy, who bears a striking similarity to both Jeff “The Dude” Lebowski and Thor from Avengers: Endgame. We’re talking about the real deal.

Recent rumors of a Thor crossover began on July 4, when Epic released their trailer for Captain America. When Cap landed, there was a noticeable marking on the ground, behind him. This rune looked an awful lot like the mark that The Bifröst leaves behind when Thor enters a scene.

This is only a small detail from a Fortnite trailer – and doesn’t mean very much in isolation. More recently, however, we saw a few more leaks that point to Thor’s potential inclusion in Fortnite.

The first leak relates to The Bifröst and the markings you see, above. A new “HighTower” event has been found in the game files, which is meant to kick off with a growing rift in the sky and strange markings around the map. Like the Captain America trailer, these markings look a lot like something that The Bifröst would create.

This could be a coincidence – something that has more to do with the Fortnite story than a hint to a Thor crossover. It’s not the only clue that we have, however.

In v13.40, data miners also found mention of readable comic books coming to Fortnite. Hypex was able to match some of the blurry in-game images to a real-life Marvel comic. The subject of that comic? You guessed it: Thor.

When you combine all of this news with the recent announcement of the promotional deal with the Avengers video game, it seems all but certain that Thor will be coming to Fortnite.

This is everything we have, for now. It might not be concrete evidence, but these are some strong hints. Will Thor be the catalyst to usher-in Season 4? We don’t know, just yet, but it’s safe to assume that he’ll be the Season 4 “secret” skin, at the very least.

Marvel fans will be happy to see Thor come to Fortnite – he was one of the core Avengers who was missing during the original Marvel crossovers. Classic Fortnite fans may be a bit disappointed, but additions like this one show how much Fortnite has grown. This is a shared universe where all of our favorite characters can come to play. We’re excited to see where Epic take this.

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Limited Time Modes

Fortnite leaks point to the return of Getaway LTM & more

Fan-favorite Fortnite LTMs from Chapter 1 are rolling back in!

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The Fortnite LTM rotation was the subject of some harsh criticism for the first two seasons of Chapter 2. LTMs were virtually nonexistent for months. Epic tried something new with the Spy Games modes in Season 2, but fans never took to them as they did to some of the older game modes.

When Epic announced the Summer Smash event, however, they told players that LTMs would be returning. Most of these modes were smash-hits – particularly, the Unvaulted LTM, which reminded players how fun these silly items and weapons are to use.

There are still some unique LTMs missing from the lineup. Fan-favorites like ‘Floor is Lava’ and ‘Getaway’ were never added to Fortnite Chapter 2. Well, that may change in the near future.

Fortnite data miner, VastBlast, found threads of several LTMs that received hotfixes in the live Fortnite client. These LTMs include a couple of new modes like ‘Rags to Riches’ and ‘Tank Battle’ along with one of the most beloved Fortnite LTM in existence: ‘The Getaway.’

We don’t know when any of these LTMs are coming to Fortnite – if at all. At the same time, any change to these modes signifies that they’re probably returning soon. We could be seeing The Getaway come back to Fortnite for the first time since Chapter 1 Season 8.

Fans were delighted to hear that ‘The Getaway’ could be coming back. It’s one of the only unique Fortnite modes that doesn’t seem isolated to Chapter 1. We may never see games like ‘Air Royale’ or ‘Floor is Lava’ again, but there doesn’t seem to be any reason that Epic can’t release ‘The Getaway.’

We’ll keep you posted when we learn more about the release date of this long-awaited LTM. Follow us on Twitter @FortniteINTEL so you don’t miss out on any Fortnite news.

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