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370,000 people are watching Fortnite do nothing on Twitch
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370,000 people are watching Fortnite do nothing on Twitch

Fortnite is offline right now, as Epic build anticipation for whatever’s coming to that battle royale next. Leaks have provided good reason to believe it’ll be called Fortnite Chapter 2, but regardless of what form the game takes as it comes back, the event has been tremendously successful. It’s set massive records on Twitch, and a substantial chunk of those viewers are sticking around even as the game remains unplayable. read more

Fortnite players won’t be banned or punished for expressing “their views on politics and human rights”
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Fortnite players won’t be banned or punished for expressing “their views on politics and human rights”

Fortnite studio Epic Games has announced that it won’t ban players or content creators for expressing their views over political or human rights topics. The developer has made a statement to The Verge this week, which follows World of Warcraft studio Blizzard’s decision to issue a year-long ban to Hearthstone pro Blitzchung and revoke his prize winnings for expressing support for ongoing protests in Hong Kong. read more

Streamers are following Ninja to Mixer – but it looks like viewers are not
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Streamers are following Ninja to Mixer – but it looks like viewers are not

Microsoft’s Mixer platform is continuing its fight against Twitch, Facebook, and YouTube streaming, and by some metrics it’s succeeding – but certainly not by all. While Ninja’s switch to Mixer made major headlines back in August, the prolific streamer doesn’t appear to have moved the needle in the platform wars – in fact, Mixer viewership has declined this quarter. read more

Fortnite pro players form an association to maintain a “productive dialogue” with Epic
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Fortnite pro players form an association to maintain a “productive dialogue” with Epic

If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. That proverb has evidently worked its charms on Fortnite’s best and brightest, because they’ve now organised themselves into an association. The Fortnite Professional Players Association, or FNPPA, is an independent collective of pro-level Fortnite players from around the world, and they have more on their minds than coming up with ways to deal with mechs. read more