Travis Mccrackin / May 21
Just a few days ago Epic games launched the new Fortnite: Battle Royale LTM Solo Showdown. A game with the same rules as a regular solo match, but ranked. One more thing… There were also 50,000 V-Bucks being given away for 1st place. That’s no joke. Neither were the prizes for the other players in the top 100. Solo Showdown is over…But…
The results of the hotly contested Limited Time Only Mode, Solo Showdown, are in today, or at least we think they are. The Solo Showdown results, which are supposed to be updated hourly, can be found on Epic’s Fortnite web-page. As it stands, the top 5 are: vRxthless taking 1st place with 4881 points, 2nd place goes to Twitch 嬌兔 with a score of 4852, in 3rd is sugar.amatou, with 4837, 4th place belongs to KamoLRF at 4781, and 5th place is held by purplehaze070 scoring 4763.
These are not yet official results as epic now has the daunting task of reviewing each player’s eligibility to compete. They must also be sure that the winners played fairly. Epic has promised to release the official winners “soon” which I assume means either late tonight or early tomorrow morning. I imagine they’ll want the buzz of their one hundred million dollar Fortnite prize-pool for competitive play in the 2018-2019 year alone to die down before we get the official announcement.
One thing is for sure, though, there are some key names missing from the list. Where are the streamers that we know and love? I find it strange that so many players that I watched win game after game didn’t place. Of course when it’s the top 100 out of almost 10 million players…
There were also numerous reports of cheating taking place amidst this LTM. I read several posts about teams playing as individuals. For everyone that actually wrote about it, I imagine at least ten more experienced the same issues. If only half of that number reported cheating players, that would leave 500,000 reports for Epic to review. This is in addition to the normal reports and issues they deal with on a daily basis.
This game mode also left quite a few players less than impressed. Negative attention aside, Epic clearly feels as if this first taste of competitive play was a success as I can’t imagine them spending $100,000,000 on something that didn’t work. Haters gonna Hate, right, Epic? This is Travis at LPG, and we’ll be sure to keep you informed of the Solo Showdown results and all updates coming up. There are sure to be many more. Ciao!
P.S. Did anyone else notice the name that placed in the 13th slot? Yikes!
13-kidlover12 – 4729, 50 Matches Played
Joke or not, that’s poor taste.
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