Winning money feels good. Winning money that gives you the chance to win much, much more money feels even better.
So for the players who qualified for the World Cup, their reactions have ranged from giddy excitement to stunned disbelief.
For those unfamiliar with how World Cup qualifiers works, here’s a quick refresher:
100 solo players and 50 duos will eventually receive invitations to the World Cup. Qualifiers will take place over ten weekends beginning on April 13th and ending on June 16th.
Each week will alternate between being a solo qualifier week and a duo qualifier week. So far, we have had three weekends of qualifiers. Two solo, and one duo.
The invitations to the World Cup are sorted by region. The graph below breaks down how many spots each region is allotted:
With so few spots available, only the best of the best will make it through and even then some luck will be required. Plenty of amazing players won’t get to attend the event, making qualifying for it even more sweet.
Plenty of other players probably had amazing reactions, but we needed them to be streaming to include the clip.
Also, not everyone’s Twitch channels are the same as their username, so I can’t guarantee this is a definitive list of the outright best reactions, but I did find five amazing clips of qualified players.
Note: Unfortunately, you can’t embed Twitch clips at this time so I had to rehost the clips on Streamable to get them to embed. I wish this wasn’t the case and I could drive viewers to each player’s channel. Each of their Twitch channels is linked at the top of each section.
The Top 5 Reactions to Qualifying for the Fortnite World Cup (So Far)
After finishing third in week two of NA-East Solos behind Tfue and Rise XXiF (who is facing cheating accusations), UnknownxArmy punched a ticket to NY and won 3,000. He is currently a free agent but will certainly have plenty of organizations coming forward with offers.
His reaction seemed like he was pretty stunned, but luckily his party member went full on with the hype.
Our only submission from outside of North America, CoreGamingg finished fifth in Europe’s Week 3 qualifier. I wish I could have included more international entries but this is an English website so I wanted our readers to understand each reaction.
No one will have trouble figuring out what CoreGamingg was saying, “Let’s Fucking Gooo” is pretty easy to understand.
With 4,000 followers on Twitch (three days after he qualified, idk what it was before) you can really feel the hype of someone who just changed their life.
#3. Liquid Vivid
Compared to the hype reactions of the two previous entries, Vivid’s reaction is one of someone who has been on this stage before. He’s 8th all-time in career winnings from Fortnite with a dominant stretch in the Summer Skirmish accounting for most of his prizes.
Recently he has finished third at the Secret Skirmish and 19th at the Katowice Royale. Vivid’s reaction is so good, because, despite how much competitive Fortnite he has played, you can still see that the World Cup is a different beast.
#2. Liquid Riversan
Absolutely the most wholesome reaction on the list. For 16-year-old Riversan, qualifying for the Fortnite World Cup was a family matter.
With his chat clamoring to bring his mom onto the mic, he went into the other room to tell her the good news. Turns out that if she was on the mic, eardrums may have been busted because it was easy to hear her happiness from a ways away.
Congrats to Riversan and to his mom, who seems like she is really supportive of his future in gaming.
If you’ve been following the Fortnite scene in the last couple of days, you probably were expecting the top entry on the list. Tfue is not only one of the largest streamers on Twitch, but he is also one of the most talented players in the world. That is no longer up for debate as he dodged stream snipers to finish #1 in his region.
His celebration was absolutely iconic. One perk of living at a FaZe house is that you have champagne bottles on deck for moments like this. He went out the window and into a champagne shower that would make a baseball locker room proud.
Correction: Tfue was actually at his family house in Florida at the time, not the FaZe house. Correction provided by @Noobface on Twitter.
Just magnificent. He followed up that moment by getting absolutely plastered to the point his girlfriend had to pull him off the stream.
We still have seven more weeks of qualifiers, and I may have missed something amazing from the first three, so if you liked this article let me know in the comments and I will do some follow ups. Also, please post links to any reaction I missed.
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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