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The Fortnite Champion Series ‘Solo’ matches begin today. Epic Games has responded to the players’ demands by bringing in specific changes, which has been appreciated by the Fortnite community. Certain weapons and items work like a charm in ordinary matches but are overpowered in the competitive mode.

Changes are currently being implemented to sort this problem out.

Popular Fortnite caster and analyst Arten “Ballatw” Esa confirmed the news in a recent tweet. Balla referenced the Competitive Producer at Epic as his source.

Important changes ahead of Competitive Fortnite

Grenades have been completely removed while stink bombs have been reduced in competitive mode. Stacking grenades has become a matter of great concern. Throwing grenades at a boxed up player actually results in a free kill as they don’t give a warning of impending doom. There is no time to get to safety.

Removing grenades makes the competitive mode tougher and puts the emphasis on pure skill. While having a good aim to throw grenades is also a skill, keep in mind that players stack these grenades and shower them on players.

A limited number of stink bombs

Stink bombs have enjoyed an everlasting presence in the game. Now, only eliminating Marauders will get you stink bombs. Earlier, a team of two/three could easily get hold of a good number of stink bombs. No matter how hard you tried to escape its grasp, your enemies could just keep throwing them at you. Epic Games haven’t removed them completely but have limited their presence. Now, though, the frequency of the bombs has been reduced significantly.

Marauders are another matter of grave concern. The Fortnite community has never been a fan of these AI creatures. You can find them eliminating solo players, even in competitive modes.

However, the changes made by Epic Games before FNCS is testimony to the active interest they have shown in listening to the players. Elimination and restriction of throwables have refined the competitive mode, which has been welcomed by the players.

Source: Ballatw Twitter

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Mike Tyson Explains Massive Changes to Comeback Fight


Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson confirmed some massive changes to his comeback fight against Roy Jones Jr. on Tuesday. According to TMZ Sports, Tyson believes the new date for the pay-per-view event will allow more of his fans to see the fight.

“Changing the date to November 28th will give more people the opportunity to see the biggest comeback in boxing history,” Tyson said per TMZ Sports. “This temporary inconvenience will last longer than Roy Jones Jr. He better be ready, I’m coming full force.”

The company behind the event, Triller, also told TMZ Sports that the move from September to November was made to accommodate the way larger audience than the promoters originally anticipated.

“Given the enormous interest, the holiday weekend will make this historic battle an even bigger viewing event,” the company says … “marking the first live Pay-Per-View event brought to the world by Triller as the first of the ‘Triller Battles’ series.”

Tyson vs. Jones Jr. for Boxing Championship Belt

But Tyson announced several other major changes to the massive event as well.

First, Tyson revealed an unnamed boxing sanctioning body would part of the event which means that the fight would be sanctioned and scored by one of boxing’s recognized sanctioning bodies.

On top of that, that sanctioning body, which could be one of the four major organizations in the sport (IBF, WBC, WBC or WBO), is creating a special title belt for the winner of the fight.

More Undercard Bouts Announced for Tyson vs. Jones Jr.

Finally, Tyson revealed to TMZ Sports the addition of two more undercard fights for the event.

Perhaps the most shocking thing about that announcement was that the undercard is now set to feature legitimate professional boxers competing in the prime of their careers.

Former two-division titleholder Badou Jack (22-2-2, 13 KOs) is taking on Blake McKernan (13-0, 6 KOs) on the card. Jack, 36, lost his light heavyweight title to Jean Pascal via split decision in December 2019.

According to TMZ Sports, Jack is donating a portion of his check to the Badou Jack Foundation to “continue to give kids across the globe a fighting chance in life.”

Also added to the event was Mayweather Promotions prospect Viddal Riley (4-0, 2 KOs), who will enter the ring against Rashad Coulter (1-0, 1 KO), a former UFC fighter who will hope to spoil the 23-year-old prospect’s plan to shine on the Tyson-Jones Jr. card.

Already announced was the bout between Youtuber Jake Paul and ex-NBA star Nate Robinson.

Despite Paul’s recent issues with the FBI, that fight is still set to go down as well and features a fascinating battle between a novice professional prizefighter Paul (1-0, 1 KO) and Robinson, a superb athlete who told Heavy he started training in the sport right after he signed up for the event.

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