There are few hotter commodities in the eyes of esports organizations than a World Cup qualified Fortnite player.
With a minimum prize of $50,000 and a maximum prize of much, much more, the Fortnite World Cup is truly unique for esports organizations.
Competing in other esports leagues can cost millions of dollars to lock up a spot, but many Fortnite World Cup players are free agents happy to sign on to a new team.
As such, there has been a mad scramble to add players to rosters before the World Cup begins. So which esports organizations have been the most successful?
First some notes on this data. When compiling, I counted people twice if they qualified in both solos and duos. It is something absurdly hard to do and they deserve the added recognition for getting the double invite. Plus, from the esports organizations perspective, they will win double the money.
Also, players are moving constantly and with a large group of free agents still remaining, these numbers may be slightly off with new developments. If a number is wrong or I missed a signing, please let me know in the comments.
Esports Organizations with the Most World Cup Players
1. FaZe Clan – 11 Qualifiers
In first place we have FaZe Clan. A mix of players who were already signed with the organization and signing new players in the past months have led the org to have ten qualifiers spread out among the solo and duo events.
Three double qualifiers in Megga, Dubs and Funk helped push them over the top. Grabbing Mongraal from Team Secret was also a great pick up for FaZe giving them a fourth double qualifier. But it will be huge streamers Tfue and Nate Hill who hold most of the focus.
On Tfue, obviously his status is a bit up in the air, but without an official resolution to his lawsuit yet, he still remains a member of FaZe Clan.
2. Team Kungarna – 9 Qualifiers
Team Kungarna may seem like an outlier among these huge organizations, but that is what happens when you have an org founded for Fortnite, by the Fortnite Guy. Yeah, that’s right, the YouTuber known for breaking down Fortnite drama has created an organization and swooped up some of the lesser known qualified players.
While it doesn’t boast the same reach as other organizations, Team Kungarna will still have a distinct presence in New York. Right now, the team is bootcamping together to prepare for the World Cup. There is definitely value in joining a clan where they can boost their status together while practicing against other amazing players.
3. NRG – 8 Qualifiers
The bronze medal belongs to NRG. They only had four players qualify but every single one was a double qualifier. MrSavageM, Benjyfishy, and Zayt are all good bets to win a championship. Just last week, NRG also added EpikWhale which vaulted them into second place on the rankings.
If EpikWhale had stayed on Team Kungarna, they would have been the top spot on this list and NRG would have tumbled down the rankings.
4. Eleven Gaming – 7 Qualifiers
The European organization has arguably the most dominant duo team in the world. Stompy and Tschiinken qualified every single week in duos. Every. Single. Week. That honestly shouldn’t be possible. They finished in first place multiple times and Stompy even qualified in solos twice, which means he hit the point mark 7/10 weeks.
5. Lazarus – 6 Qualifiers (Tie)
Lazarus made big news in the competitive community when the relatively small esports organization announced they had signed six qualified players. With just one tweet, they vaulted over major organizations like Cloud 9, TSM and Liquid.
To be fair to those other organizations, they typically have players signed for longer contracts and can’t wheel and deal like smaller orgs can.
5. 100 Thieves – 6 Qualifiers (Tie)
Nadeshot’s esports organization has carved out a nice niche for themselves in Fortnite. Ceice and Elevate have proven themselves as a great duo for the org with a major win at the WSOE event last winter.
They cemented a solid World Cup roster with the addition of Arkhram1. The young star was first seen balling out with Dr. Disrespect on Fortnite Friday and found himself added to the 100 Thieves roster shortly after.
The rest of the top ten:
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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