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‘Fortnite’ Is Officially A High School And College Sport

Gamers can now get a Fortnite fix in school as the video game has officially been made a high school and college sport.  Take that, nagging parents! Kids can no longer be accused of wasting time while playing Fortnite for hours on end because they can just claim they’re practising with the hope of making

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Gamers can now get a Fortnite fix in school as the video game has officially been made a high school and college sport. 

Take that, nagging parents! Kids can no longer be accused of wasting time while playing Fortnite for hours on end because they can just claim they’re practising with the hope of making their school proud.

It’s the excuse gamers have been waiting years for, and they have LA-based startup PlayVS to thank.

The company has partnered with Fortnite creator Epic Games to bring competitive league play to the collegiate and high school level, meaning players can compete with other schools in the same way they can with sports like football.

By teaming up with Epic Games, PlayVS is able to make the competitions accessible with almost no effort on the part of competing schools. According to TechCrunch, gamers simply have to sign into PlayVS and get dropped into their scheduled match.

Once the game is over, PlayVS pulls statistics and insights directly from the match and makes them available to players, coaches, fans and recruiters, allowing those involved to see exactly what went down, similar to watching a sports game.

The competition will be played in teams of two, and organisations can submit as many teams as they like. The top teams will then be invited to the playoffs, with a chance to win a spot in the championship this May. Thanks to the partnerships with Epic Games, the first season of Fortnite competition will be free to registered users.

More than 13,000 high schools have reportedly joined the waiting list to get a varsity esports team through PlayVS. Registration for the first season closes on February 17 for high schools and February 24 for colleges and universities, with the season set to officially kick off on March 2.

Let the gaming begin!

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Epic Games Is Giving Away Grand Theft Auto V For Free On PC Today

As of today, Epic Games Store is giving away the PC version of Grand Theft Auto V, completely free of charge. The game, which is now – unbelievably – almost seven years old, will reportedly remain free until May 21. As is usually the case with Epic Games Store offers, players who add this game

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As of today, Epic Games Store is giving away the PC version of Grand Theft Auto V, completely free of charge.

The game, which is now – unbelievably – almost seven years old, will reportedly remain free until May 21.

As is usually the case with Epic Games Store offers, players who add this game to their library within the promotion window will get to own it for keeps.

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Long-time fans of the Grand Theft Auto series have been surprised and thrilled by this turn of events, especially given the enduring popularity of the game.

As reported by Game Pressure, Grand Theft Auto V was the second biggest bestseller on the UK market during the week ending May 9, just one step behind wildly popular newbie Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Across the pond, the game has remained in the US top 20 bestselling games for almost 80 months, climbing to seventh position in March.

An official synopsis for the game is as follows:

When a young street hustler, a retired bank robber and a terrifying psychopath find themselves entangled with some of the most frightening and deranged elements of the criminal underworld, the US government and the entertainment industry, they must pull off a series of dangerous heists to survive in a ruthless city in which they can trust nobody, least of all each other

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All you need to do to take advantage of this offer is to open a completely free Epic Games Store account.

You can check out Grand Theft Auto V – plus plenty of other free-to-play games – on the Epic Games Store website.

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Deadpool Is Coming To Fortnite

Time to rustle up some chimi-f*cking-changas and… floss? Deadpool is coming to Fortnite.  After several delays, Chapter Two Season Two of the mass-market free-to-play battle royale phenomenon is finally being rolled out across all platforms. Titled Top Secret, it’s set to be centred around super-spies and spec-ops missions. However, there’s an unexpected, spandex-wearing cameo at

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Time to rustle up some chimi-f*cking-changas and… floss? Deadpool is coming to Fortnite

After several delays, Chapter Two Season Two of the mass-market free-to-play battle royale phenomenon is finally being rolled out across all platforms.

Titled Top Secret, it’s set to be centred around super-spies and spec-ops missions. However, there’s an unexpected, spandex-wearing cameo at the end of the reveal trailer: the Merc with a Mouth.

Check out the new trailer for Fortnite Chapter Two Season Two below:  

While the inclusion of Deadpool may rev the engines of gamers everywhere, he doesn’t appear to be the focus of the new season. We open with introductions to Meowscles, Midas, Maya, Tntina Peely in a suit, another man in a mask, and a woman in a winged hat.

The theme of spy missions makes sense, considering the upcoming release of No Time To Die, Daniel Craig’s latest and last outing as James Bond.

However, it’s unclear just how big a part Deadpool will play in the season. According to @SkinTrackerCom, ‘Deadpool will be part of the Battle Pass and it includes challenges’, however to access him you’ll need to purchase the Battle Pass and ‘if you want to see Deadpool again, deliver 950 unmarked V-Bucks to the Battle Pass’.

It’s also unclear whether Deadpool will be fully voiced (whether it’d be Nolan North, who voiced the antihero in a previous game, or Ryan Reynolds). It’s not unusual to see a Marvel character in Fortnite – for example, Thanos was famously playable in an Avengers: Endgame crossover.

Chapter Two Season Two of Fortnite is hitting all platforms now.

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Fortnite Pro FaZe Jarvis ‘Made £20,000’ From YouTube Apology Video After Receiving Lifetime Ban

Jarvis Kaye, the professional Fortnite player and YouTuber who received a lifetime ban from the game for cheating, likely earned around £20,000 for his apology video. Kaye, also known as FaZe Jarvis, was caught cheating after he uploaded videos that showed him using aimbots – a cheat that vastly improves the accuracy of a person’s

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Jarvis Kaye, the professional Fortnite player and YouTuber who received a lifetime ban from the game for cheating, likely earned around £20,000 for his apology video.

Kaye, also known as FaZe Jarvis, was caught cheating after he uploaded videos that showed him using aimbots – a cheat that vastly improves the accuracy of a person’s shot.

The 17-year-old, who has more than 2 million subscribers on his YouTube channel and more than 200,000 followers on Twitch, admitted his actions in an emotional apology video but said he never considered that his actions would lead to a ban.

You can watch the video in full below:

Since posting the video on Sunday (November 3), it has been viewed more than 6.8 million times and has attracted more than 187,000 comments. The video also has around 345,000 likes.

According to marketing and talent agency The Fifth, as per The Sun, Kaye likely earned tens of thousands of pounds from the short clip alone. ‘A safe guess is between the two figures $25,000 and $36,000 (£19,000 and £28,000),’ a spokesperson explained.

However, the spokesperson added the real figure could be ‘way higher’, closer to $50,000 (£39,000) depending on factors such as video retention, geography, and the quality of viewers.

The Sun also spoke to influencer marketing agency Pro Seeders, which estimated the video would have made between £11,500 and £15,500 in ad revenue alone. Digital marketers at London’s Fusion Media, who use earnings-estimation tool SocialBlade, guess Kaye made around £21,000 from the clip, or at least £2,600 in a worst-case scenario.

It’s impossible to say exactly how much the former Fortnite player will earn from the video, because the pay-outs are based on ad engagement rather than views, so marketers have to make estimates based on data they already hold.

Regardless, the money he makes from the video is unlikely to match up to his Fortnite earnings, with the teenager believed to have amassed an estimated £2 million fortune through his YouTube channel.

Despite Kaye apologising to the game’s developer, Epic Games, and asking it to reconsider his ban, saying he knows ‘how big of a mistake’ he made, the company have since doubled down on their ban.

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A spokesperson for Epic Games explained it has a ‘zero-tolerance policy’ for the usage of cheat software, before adding cheaters like Kaye ‘ruin games’ for everyone else playing fairly.

Some of the YouTuber’s fans have already voiced their support for Jarvis, starting the hashtag #FreeJarvis in an attempt to get Epic Games to change its mind.

However, that could all be futile if Fortnite’s creator stays true to its word.

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