Season 4 drop spot drama: Zayt & Bizzle clash at Doom’s Domain

Season 4 drop spot drama: Zayt & Bizzle clash at Doom’s Domain

Esports

The Season 4 drop spot drama is taking place at Doom’s Domain between Zayt, Saf, and Stretch & Bizzle, Dubs, and Megga.

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There seems to be some high-profile drop spot drama every season of competitive Fortnite. Most of the time, Tfue is part of one of the teams who refuses to move from a certain location. He and Scoped battled with Chap and Av during Season 2 and took on Zayt & company during the early days of Season 3.

Unfortunately, Tfue has moved on from competitive Fortnite and passed his mantle to a younger group of players. This season, the battle of the drop spot is unfolding at Doom’s Domain – one of the better landing spots of Season 4. Not only does this location net you Vault Loot and mythic weapons, but it’s also the only place on the map where you can get an LMG.

The teams of Zayt, Saf, and Stretch have been battling it out for supremacy of Doom’s Domain against Bizzle, Megga, and Dubs. Naturally, this has led to some friction between the two teams. Zayt has always been one of the most outspoken pros in the scene, and his clash with Bizzle is no exception.

currently 3-0 against washedzzle in enterprise im keeping you guys updated you know me

— NRG Zayt (@zayt) September 27, 2020

Over the weekend, Zayt released a thread of tweets directed at Bizzle and his trio, calling them out for contesting him. He sounded off on his former teammate, even going so far as to say that their friendship is ruined.

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According to Zayt’s tweets, he even reached out to Dubs about the trio leaving and moving to their old spot in Misty Meadows. “His only argument is Bizzle and Megga don’t want to leave because they have egos,” he wrote.

People asking me why I dont leave? I was the one staying up at 6-7AM when the new season got released to find a good landing spot. I found the spot first. I am the most accomplished player in all Fortnite and I dont leave my drop spot. We are the most consistent trio this season.

— NRG Zayt (@zayt) September 27, 2020

Bizzle, for his part, hasn’t been too keen on responding to the situation. His only contribution has been some laughing emojis and, “I just don’t want to respond to all this, it’s so childish.” Megga, one of the players in the contesting trio. Tweeted a photo of himself in the Doom’s Domain vault with the loot, suggested that he and his team took out Zayt & company.

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This type of feud happens every competitive Fortnite season as some of the top players decide to contest one another for powerful loot. Catty Corner and The Grotto got the same treatment in the last two seasons.

We understand why this drama could frustrate the players involved, but it’s always entertaining to watch. There’s a built-in storyline at the beginning of each match as long as these two teams continue to contest one another. Keep an eye on these two trios as the season progresses. Here’s to hoping that neither one of these teams back down.

Esports

Ballatw has announced his departure from the Fortnite FNCS broadcast, leading fans speculate as to why.

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September 28, 2020

Longtime competitive Fortnite fans know that Arten “Ballatw” Esa is one of the most authoritative voices within the community. He’s best known for his casting of competitive Fortnite events – both official FNCS competitions and third-party tournaments like Ninja Battles.

To many, Balla has been the voice of competitive Fortnite since he rose to popularity. Recently, he’s expanded by offering his insights in written form on his blog, Ballatw.com. So far, he’s tackled the topic of tournament structure and offered his opinion on why Solos shouldn’t be a featured competitive Fortnite mode.

Last Friday, following the official announcement of the Season 4 FNCS, Balla took to Twitter to inform his fans that he wouldn’t be commentating the event. Pros like BenjyFishy, EpikWhale, Emad, and others took to the replies to voice their disappointment over the news.

I am sad to say I won’t be a part of this season’s FNCS broadcast.

While super sad, I am proud of the growth in my casting and analysis – and what I’ve been able to contribute to the broadcast overall, outside of casting ability. Excited to see what’s to come on the broadcast.

— Ballatw (@Ballatw) September 26, 2020

Although Balla won’t be a part of the official broadcast, he plans on hosting a viewing party and “launching a number of my own comp fn related individual projects that have taken a back burner, over the next month as FNCS starts.” He may even compete in the FNCS and see if his competitive knowledge will translate to a Finals qualification.

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Balla handled his departure from the FNCS broadcast with the class you would expect from him, but he’s remaining tight-lipped as to why he’s leaving. It doesn’t seem like the decision was entirely his own, based on his announcement and the fact that he still plans on commentating third-party events.

ShyoWager, Balla’s longtime casting partner, appeared to be blind-sided by the news as well. “Pain is the word in my mind,” he wrote in one of his responses. “I’ll find that silver lining too, live up to the promises and be more accountable, be better, get my s*** together and work harder. Always.”

Pain is the word in my mind.

I’ll find that silver lining too, live up to the promises and be more accountable, be better, get my shit together and work harder. Always.

I know you’ll thrive this month, in anything you choose to do. Just going to be different. ah man. sad times.

— ShyoWager (@ShyoWager) September 26, 2020

We reached out to Balla for additional comment on his departure. He told us that his Twitter statement was as much as he’s comfortable saying about the situation.

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Popular speculation has it that Balla may have been too critical of Epic Games and competitive Fortnite for their liking. His recent blogs took direct aim at the company and gave his opinion on some mistakes that they’re making. They may want their official broadcasters to keep their opinions to themselves – something to which Balla probably wouldn’t agree.

Is everything well/correctly allocated?

Probably not, but I think we can expect adjustments season to season, year to year for a game that will hopefully be around for years to come.

This year was weird for sure.

— Ballatw (@Ballatw) September 25, 2020

It’s disappointing to see one of the most authoritative and knowledgeable voices in competitive Fortnite leave the official FNCS broadcast, but we haven’t seen the last of him. As Balla said, he’ll be using this opportunity to create independent Fortnite content and expand his horizons.

The people who really lost in all of this are the streamers who regularly pull tens of thousands of viewers hosting FNCS watch parties. There’s a new player in town, fresh off of his official casting contract.

Streamer

Ninja is back to enjoying Fortnite. Could he be the first domino of returning popular streamers to fall?

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September 28, 2020

There was a time when Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins and Fortnite were synonymous with one another. Ninja had a solid following before the game’s release, but being an early adapter of Fortnite allowed him to catapult himself to stardom – becoming, arguably, the most popular streamer of all time.

This all occurred in – what many consider to be – Fortnite’s heyday. The game is still extremely popular, but the biggest streamers began to fall off, one by one. Now, there are only a few original names left on the Fortnite Twitch directory, and Ninja hasn’t been one of them.

Although Ninja still dipped his toe into the Fortnite waters from time to time, he wasn’t regularly playing or streaming the game. For the bulk of Chapter 2, Ninja’s only attachment to Fortnite was the sporadic Ninja Battles tournament series. It became clear that he didn’t enjoy the game anymore and wanted to play things like Valorant, Fall Guys, and Among Us.

This changed a bit when Chapter 2 Season 4 came out. Ninja seemed interested in the new season from the start – contacting SypherPK for a co-stream the morning that Season 4 came out. Sypher missed the message, but soon capitalized on Ninja’s newfound interest in Fortnite.

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A couple of weeks later, Sypher reached out to Ninja and the two streamed Fortnite for the first time in months. It was clear from the start that Ninja was having a blast with the new season. He and Sypher were messing around with the new hero abilities and fan-favorite returning items like Shockwave Grenades.

Fast-forward a week and Ninja is actually streaming Solos again – something that few fans expected to see. Solos are widely considered to be the most difficult Fortnite mode to stream, but Ninja was making impressive plays, talking trash, and dancing on fallen stream snipers. It felt like old times.

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“Honestly, the game was not fun to me,” Ninja explained when discussing his extended break from Fortnite. “It felt super stale, super boring – I honestly don’t really have anything good to say about the last two seasons.”

Ninja decided to take a chance when SypherPK asked him to play during Season 4. “I’m having a blast, man. It feels good again. It feels fun,” Ninja told his chat. “I’m playing Fortnite Solos. When was the last time you saw me playing Fortnite Solos?”

In a lot of ways, Ninja is the pulse of the Fortnite community. Season 4 has felt like a return to form for Fortnite. We’re back to an evolving season with unique weapons and items that finally offer a variety of playstyles. The Boogie Bombs and Shockwaves might seem like small additions, but they bring the lightheartedness that Fortnite has been missing for the past few seasons.

Hopefully, Epic stay the course for the upcoming Fortnite seasons and add some awe-inspiring events to cap them off. Fortnite is due for a resurgence in popularity, and we could be on the brink of that. Ninja was just the first domino to fall.

Events

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September 26, 2020

Fortnite Birthday Bash logo

To celebrate three years since Fortnite Battle Royale was released, back on September 26 2017, Epic Games have started the Birthday Bash event, with new challenges to complete.

In addition to the challenges, there are rewards, some festive changes to the map, the battle bus, and birthday presents dotted around the map.

Epic’s announcement says: “During the celebration, you’ll notice some festive changes around the Island. The Battle Bus is sporting a fresh new paint job to mark the occasion, and after dropping in, find yourself a Birthday Present and see what’s inside.”

Birthday Bash Challenges

These challenges will be available from September 26 to October 1, but thankfully most are straightforward.

You can see them all below (via FortniteFevers).

The one challenge that might cause you some trouble though, is dancing in front of different birthday cakes.

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To help, here is a map of locations for the birthday cakes on the Fortnite island, via FortniteInsider.

Fortnite Birthday Cake locations

Here’s a look at the rewards available.

For creative players, there’s also some new content there, with the Princess Castle prefab now available.

You can submit a creation using the Princess Castle by October 6 for a chance to be featured in the first official Box Fight tournament as part of an upcoming Wild Wednesday tournament.

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