Matt Pryor

Matt Pryor

Matt is a graduate of Southern New Hampshire University. He appreciates all esports titles but primarily focuses on Fortnite and Call of Duty. Matt continuously analyzes gameplay and plays the games himself to better understand in-game decisions by the best players in the world.

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Fortnite: Search and Destroy Tournaments Announced for February 8th and 9th

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Search and Destroy tournaments are coming much sooner than anyone thought.


Search and Destroy is a new game mode in Fortnite: Battle Royale that's catching the attention of players all over. It originated in Creative Mode and should strike an identical resemblance to fans of the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

Six players spawn in on two separate teams, each with a simple goal in mind. Attackers need to plant and see a bomb detonate or eliminate all players on the opposing team. The defenders must prevent the opposition from planting and successfully detonating the bomb or eliminate all players on the opposing team. It also features a weapon purchasing system similar to CS:GO.

A promotional image for Search & Destroy featuring two Fortnite heroes with weapons drawn

Considering the positive response from the community, Search and Destroy practice tournaments are beginning to take flight.

Search and Destroy Practice Tournaments

From February 8th to February 9th, the Fortnite competitive team is implementing some Search and Destroy tournaments associated directly with the 100 Thieves and FaZe Clan esports organizations. These competitions are available to all regions and will feature a maximum of 15 matches over four hours. Each game lasts eleven rounds, and the first team to six takes the victory. These two tournaments are functioning primarily as a test run after the new Search and Destroy Limited Time Mode (LTM) released in update v11.50.

Professional Players Show Interest

Alex “Fiber” Bonetello of Team Liquid is just one of many professional players who have at least acknowledged the upcoming Search and Destroy tournaments.

He notably teamed with Khanada, Turner “Tfue” Tenney and Dennis “Cloakzy” Lepore in the Fortnite Champion Series. Ryan “Chap” Chaplo also of Team Liquid has also shown interest in forming an SND squad for the two competitions. It’s interesting to see a different style of Fortnite receive some competitive attention.

The fact that professional esports organizations FaZe and 100 Thieves are involved is a good sign for the future of Search and Destroy.

 

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