Top streamers having trouble qualifying for Fortnite World Cup

Olivia Richman • April 22, 17:56

Fortnite streamer Tyler “Ninja” Blevins may have over 14 million followers on Twitch, but he has failed to qualify for the World Cup for the second time this week, along with many other big names in the Fortnite streaming community. 

In this weekend’s Fortnite World Cup Duos Open Qualifier, Turner “Tfue” Tenney and Dennis “Cloak” Lepore finished in 84th place on the North America East servers. Out of all the popular Twitch streamers in that server, they had the highest placement. The famous duo scored 57 points total, which was 30 points short of the third place the duo needed to qualify. 

This comes after Tfue announced that he didn’t want to play Fortnite competitively anymore. Although he did say he could “definitely fucking do well.” 

Ninja and partner Reverse2K scored 53 points, placing 130th in NA East. They failed to even get into the top 100. But they still scored more than TSM’s Ali “Myth” Kabbani and Poppin, who were way down in 161st place. 

Over on the North America West servers, Nick “NICKMERCS” Kolcheff got in a much more noteworthy 18th place, scoring 72 points. But NICKMERCS and his partner, NioRooch, were still quite far off from the 99 points they needed to get that first-place victory royale. 

Ali “SypherPIK” Hassan and WBG’s Ranger scored 55 points on the same server, placing 101th. 

While all of these top streamers impress their fans with entertaining edits and skillfull headshots on Twitch, it seems as though placing poorly in the qualifiers is a weekly trend for these Fortnite personalities. 

Last week, Symfuhnny was the highest-placing competitior from Twitch’s Top 10 Fortnite streamer category. He ranked 63rd overall on the North America East qualifier server. But that was nowhere near the top-six finish he needed to secure a spot in the upcoming World Cup. 

Tfue, Ninja, and all of the other big name Twitch streamers still have four more weeks to qualify for the Fortnite World Cup Finals, which takes place July 26. There’s a $30 million prize pool up for grabs, which is a lot of money even for successful streamers like Ninja. 

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