The Fortnite World Cup Qualifiers are finally over after 10 weeks of bloody combat.
It may be time for a celebration for many, but several major pros are currently contemplating where it all went so wrong.
Let’s face it. Esports competition can be a mind-bending and emotionally tumultuous journey for players. The rewarding feeling after winning is better than anything else in the world, but realizing that you’ve lost is heartbreaking.
It’s the nature of human competitiveness that there must always be a set of winners and a set of losers. Some Fortnite’s greatest stars gave it their all, but came up short in the World Cup qualifiers. Let us remember the fallen.
Kamo – Europe
One of Ghost Gaming’s finest and Germany’s front running Fortnite Star, Kamo, failed to qualify for the World Cup. Kamo found massive success last year during the Summer Skirmish, winning $70,000 worth of cash. However, for Fortnite’s biggest esports, the German star will be forced to watch from the crowd.
Teeqzy – Europe
Speaking of European icons, Teeqzy (Teekzie in-game) also missed out on the World Cup Finals. While this is a sad day for him, he has plenty to be proud of. Teekzie is Belgium’s highest earning Fortnite star and even ranks as number 18 in the world! We’re sure to him in the future of Fortnite esports.
Svennoss – Europe
Svennoss is a pro from the Netherlands and rose to fame during his impressive Fall Skirmish performance. Within that tourney, Sven managed to rake in $80,000…but you can sure that he was itching to the extend that prize money record.
ProximaStar – Europe
ProximaStar is the highest earning Russian player and has placed highly in European Fortnite tournament. Unfortunately, the player’s weren’t quite enough for qualification. In the Week 10 qualifiers, ProximaStar placed 8th with duo Fury Legendary. Only four duos went forward from the week’s teams.
Well, ‘there’s always next year’ as they say. Now, it’s time to move on and await the start of the biggest Fortnite event in history. The Fortnite World Cup finals begin on July 26th and run until the 28th. Hundreds of professional players will compete for the massive $30,000,000 prize pool in New York City!
Ninja – NA
Well it’s Ninja. Pretty self explanatory here, he’s either the biggest or second biggest Fortnite streamer on the planet. If there is any one person Epic absolutely wanted to qualify for the World Cup, it’s him.
Unfortunately it wasn’t meant to be. With Week 10 wrapped, the biggest Fortnite brand on the planet will not be attending the game’s biggest event.
Cloak – NA
Tfue’s partner in crime and one of the most winningest Fortnite players ever will not be joining his teammate in New York. While Ninja hasn’t had a ton of competitive success, Cloak absolutely has proven himself at the highest level.
72hrs – NA
Another one of the staples of the competitive community who didn’t make the jump. There’s no doubt when looking at Tom’s skill, but that’s the nature of Fortnite. Even the best players won’t have the breaks come their way and he’s going to be watching from the sidelines in a month.
Unfortunately there are a ton of huge names who weren’t able to qualify for the World Cup. This is a unique situation to Fortnite esports, it’s odd to have so many notable names not involved in some way in a big competition.
Even many of the Royales and Skirmishes had a higher percentage of known players than the World Cup. In many Fortnite events there was some section of invitational people who competed alongside the qualifiers.
Here are the well-known players who are in the top 100 Fortnite earners from prize pools who didn’t qualify for the World Cup:
- Ghost Dmo
- Liquid Chap
- Liquid Poach
- Ghost Ghoul.
Chapter 3 Season 2 Live Event: Everything we know so far
The first live event of Chapter 3 is expected to take place in less than six weeks. Here’s everything we know so far, based on various leaks.
Leaked Map Stages
All future stages for the territories controlled by both The Seven and Imagined Order have been leaked by data-miner Hypex. The maps show the Resistance will retake control of most of the Island, leaving only Command Cavern and Loot Lake for the IO. The final stage will lead the story directly into a live event, with the Imagined Order having little options left for victory.
Leaked Quest Voice Line
Epic also recently added new voice lines for the upcoming Week 6 Quests which, when reviewed closely, appear to tease the main story of a new live event. The Agent Jones character claims “one of the IO’s Doomsday devices is now in production”, seemingly hinting that the new event could be related to Chapter 2 Season 2’s The Device, which was also focused around a “Doomsday Device”.
A transcript of the Agent Jones voice lines can be found below:
“This will not come as a surprise, but IO management loves Doomsday machines – loves them! There’s even a doomsday division at HQ, oh man their softball team is awful but they will one day destroy us all so… kind of a wash. We have very credible intel that one of the IO’s Doomsday devices is now in production. We need to find out everything we can while we still can. Hit the field, I’ll prep the cameras . . . I have a very bad feeling that we are not ready for what we’re gonna find out.”
According to Fortnite data-miner GMatrixGames, a new Landmark code-named ‘DDMachine’ has been added to the game’s tags, suggesting that the Doomsday Device described by Agent Jones could be added to the map in the future.
Less than six weeks remain until the potential live event. We’ll keep you updated with the latest leaks and official announcements.
Boogie Bomb and Rift-To-Go Unvaulted Until April 25
In preparation for the upcoming item vote, the Boogie Bomb and Rift-To-Go have both been unvaulted for a trial period until April 25.
Players can now find the items scattered throughout the Island from Chests, Llamas, Supply Drops, Loot Sharks and ground loot. Once the short trial period ends on April 25 at 8AM ET, new gold funding stations will go live in-game on the following day to let players “fund” the item they want to see return permanently (for the rest of Season 2). The item that becomes 100% funded first will automatically be reintroduced to the loot pool as soon as the goal, of which the exact value is unknown, is reached.
We’ll keep you updated on which item gets unvaulted.
Leak: S.T.A.R.S. Team and El Chapulín Colorado to Return Very Soon
Fortnite has re-added multiple Item Shop sections to its API, meaning they will be available very soon. Five existing sections have also been removed, suggesting Epic doesn’t plan to bring those Sets back to the Item Shop for a while.
Re-added Item Shop Sections:
- S.T.A.R.S. Team
- El Chapulín Colorado
- Wu Wear (new)
Removed Item Shop Sections:
- Silk Sonic
- Chloe Kim
- Cobra Kai
- Turn The Music Up
The ‘Wu Wear’ section, which was added to the API today, will contain the new Wu-Tang Clan cosmetics; featuring two Outfits, two Bundles and more.
We’ll keep you updated if any additional sections are changed.
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