Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney, one of the biggest names at the Fortnite World Cup and a fan favorite, was rated highly by other pros to succeed and take home the $3 million solo tournament prize pool. Unfortunately, things did not work out, and Turner has pointed the finger at the casters.
The player was seen struggling throughout the tournament, failing to deliver a memorable performance. He finished 67th with just seven points in six games, falling way short of what was expected of him.
After returning from the World Cup, the 21-year-old told his viewers in a stream on July 30 that his score could have been significantly higher had the casters not exposed his positioning as well his loadout, which cost him a kill.
He discussed how the casters for game 1, Ben ‘DrLupo’ Lupo and Jack ‘CouRageJD’ Dunlop, were so loud that they could be heard through the noise-canceling headphones. This affected not just his gameplay but that of others as well.
“How the World Cup was set up, it’s loud as f***. They have noise cancelling headphones but it’s so f***ing loud that you can hear the announcers and shit.”
The streamer continued:
“I’m early game at The Block, and like I’m getting kitted up, I land on the gold chest so I obviously have better loot then this guy. So, this guy lands at the block ok, we are both looting up, the announcers are blasting the mic ‘Tfue at The Block with full shields, a Scar, a combat shotgun.’ And all you see is the other kid hitting the wall and then him just turn around and leave. He heard it.”
The event Tfue is referring to took place in game 1 of the solo competition, when a player by the name of Clipnode is seen exiting The Block just moments after the announcers are heard mentioning Tfue’s position and loadout. Clipnode has made no comment on the incident and why he really exited The Block.
What remains in doubt is whether that kill on Clipnode would have made a material difference for the final outcome and placement on the leaderboard.