World Cup: Ninja and Tfue fall short while Liquid, 100T, and TSM pros advance

Fortnite's Icon Alexander Lee · 15 Apr 2019


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The first week of the Fortnite World Cup Open Qualifiers has come to an end, and the lineup of the finals’ Solo event is starting to take shape.

At the moment, 19 competitors occupy the winners’ circle, an early look at what already appears to be a diverse array of finalists. The list of players who have qualified thus far includes both sponsored players and free agents, some of whom are as young as 14.

Perhaps the biggest name to make it into the finals over the weekend was Team Liquid’s Noah “Vivid” Wright. The 20-year-old is joined by other sponsored players such as Ghost Gaming’s Timothy “Bizzle” Miller, TSM’s Josh “Commandment” Roach, Sentinels’ Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf, and 100 Thieves’ Davis “Ceice” McClellan.

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That said, there’s plenty of room in the World Cup Finals for new blood as well. One of the players who qualified from the North America East region was the heretofore-unknown “Duds fn,” with another mysterious newcomer, “snow xd,” qualifying from the NA West region. On the other hand, household Fortnite names such as Tyler “Ninja” Blevins and Turner” Tfue” Tenney placed well below the cutoff, though both drew hundreds of thousands of viewers on their personal streams as they vied for spots in the World Cup Finals.

We won’t have a full list of qualifying players until mid-June, but these early results prove that the World Cup qualifiers are indeed open to all.

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