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Fortnite map replaced with giant black hole

Fortnite map replaced with giant black hole

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Popular video game Fortnite has been taken offline, leaving fans with an image of a black hole following the conclusion of season 10.The game, which pits up to 100 players against each other to fight to be the last combatant standing on a shrinking virtual map, went offline on Sunday. There has been no suggestion of when it will come back online, but the official Fortnite account on Twitter has replaced all of its posts with a single tweet livestreaming the black hole. During the apocalyptic end to season 10 of the game on Sunday, ongoing matches were interrupted by an asteroid shower which destroyed the virtual map players fought on. The cataclysmic event then saw the map collapse into a black hole. Advertisement ...
The Fortnite coach who helped create teenage millionaires

The Fortnite coach who helped create teenage millionaires

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Gamers around the world are preparing for the Fortnite Champions Series, which starts on Saturday. It is the first competitive event since last month's inaugural World Cup in New York, which had a record-breaking $ 30m (£24m) prize purse. Many of the newly-made millionaire stars of the World Cup will be taking part in the multiplayer shooting and building game.One man who will be just as busy and nervous is Hugh Gilmour, even though he will not be touching a controller for the entire competition.The 19-year-old, whose online name is Destiny, is arguably the world's most successful Fortnite coach. He mentored the top three finishers in the solo competition in New York. T
Brit Fortnite star: ‘My mum was worried about how long I play’

Brit Fortnite star: ‘My mum was worried about how long I play’

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By Chris Robertson, news reporter A British teen who came second at the Fortnite world cup over the weekend has told Sky News that there was "tension" between him and his mum before the tournament over how much time he spent playing the game.Jaden Ashman will split the £1.5m prize with his teammate after they came runners-up in the video gaming tournament. Speaking to Sky News, Jaden said his mum thought he was "wasting his time" ahead of the tournament, and was worried that he was just sat in his room playing video games. Image: The world cup was held in New York "This has proved to her that I can make a living out of my gaming," he said."I'm really focused on my gaming, I'm definitely going to t
Essex schoolboy wins over $1m in Fortnite World Cup

Essex schoolboy wins over $1m in Fortnite World Cup

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A 15-year-old from Essex will split a $ 2.25m (£1.8m) prize after he and his teammate finished second in the first Fortnite World Cup.Jaden Ashman, who goes by the gamer name Wolfiez, will share the cash with his Dutch gaming partner David 'Rojo' Jong after the duos event in New York. They were beaten to first place by Norwegian Emil Bergquist Pedersen and Austrian David W, known in the gaming world as Nyhrox and Aqua.Nyhrox and Aqua got 51 points to Wolfiez and Rojo's 47.It is not yet known what Ashman will spend his winnings on, but perhaps a meal at his favourite restaurant will come first after he tweeted "Heathrow is trash no wagamama" as he prepared to jet off for the tournament. Advertisement