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Ep 31: The Bennett and Matt Show feat. Not Zander!

This week, Bennett and Matt realize that Zander serves as a moderator to keep them on track! We still manage to cover a good deal of content though, including patch 5.20, the weapons/building update, and the format for the upcoming Summer Skirmish Week 5! We also OFFICIALLY announce our first twitter giveaway, which anyone can enter between 8/13 and 8/20 by following and keeping a lookout for our announcement there on 8/13! Follow the Hosts: Bennett -...


Ep 30: Pre/Post Game Habits (Plus Zander Leaves for Vacation)

This week Zander gets in one last episode before leaving for Mongolia for the next 2 weeks! We talk about some updates, a giveaway, and our warm-up/cool-down habits that help us really get into (or out of) the zone for game time. Interested in some Fortnite Champions Podcast swag? This week we're giving away FCP coozies to 10 listeners - check our Twitter below for more info and your chance to win! Follow the Show: Follow the Hosts: Bennett -...


Ep 29: Matt Shortage ft. 00Flour

This week, we're facing a Matt shortage - it's just Bennett and Zander running the show! This week we've got a ton of new weapons, SMG nerfs, and building changes to talk about, as well as the format of Epic's Summer Skirmish Week 3. For the last point, we bring in Rogue's @00flour, who played with DrLupo this week and took home a $6500 prize for their 10 kill game. Follow the Guest: 00flour - Follow the show: Follow the Hosts:...


Ep 28: Season 5 and Summer Skirmish

After a week off for GuardianCon and a delayed post this week, we're back! This week we start talking about season 5 and the Epic Summer Skirmish series, including conversation on the 2nd weekend's Pub Stomp format - should an event with $100k or more on the line be cross platform when the experience can be so different on each? Follow the show: @fortnite_champs Follow the Hosts: Bennett - @mynameisbennet1 Matt - @runsonmt Zander - @zombiezander Join the FTR Champions Discord:...


Ep 27: Pros of Playground Mode feat. OKSteel and ReddCinema

PLAYGROUND MODE IS OUT! We freak out over how great it is for a bit before bringing back OKSteel of Team Wawa's Bootcamp, joined this time by teammate ReddCinema, to get a pro take on how to use Playground Mode to bring your game to the next level. Btw, just another reminder that the three of us will be at GuardianCon in Tampa, FL next weekend! Let us know if you'll be around or give us a yell if you see us. Follow the Guests: OKSteel - @steelsniper ReddCinema - @reddcinema Follow the...


Ep 26: Burnouts, Breaks, and Restarts

Zander's back after abandoning us for 2 weeks! With summer starting to really turn up the heat, we talk about how to approach the game when you either feel like you're getting burned out and take some time off or you're forced to take an extended break - how do you get back into a game you haven't played in a week or two without getting tilted at your own rusty skills? By the way, the three of us will be at GuardianCon in Tampa, FL just 2 weeks from now - let us know if you'll be around by...


Ep 25: Epic's Hand in the Meta Part II - Active Changes

As if to give us the perfect material for a sequel episode, Epic recently released news that they would be taking an active role in defining the way that Fortnite is played, including changing current/future metas and working to increase viable playstyles. Let's talk about it! BTW, Twitter is BACK! Follow the show: @fortnite_champs Follow the Hosts: Bennett - @mynameisbennet1 Matt - @runsonmt Zander - @zombiezander Join the FTR Champions Discord:


Ep 24: THERES A WORLD CUP (for Fortnite)

Epic came in hot during E3 with both a professionally produced Pro-Am that showed off their spectator modes and custom matchmaking as well as a BIG announcement about the future of Fortnite Competitive Play. We break down the future of Fortnite broadcast events and improvements that could be made as well as why a lack of Fortnite team franchising should matter to you.


Ep 23: Epic's Hand in the Meta

With Epic's most recent update being partly in response to their recognition of certain strategies and weapons being overused, we thought it could be interesting to take a look at how game developers can help, harm, or remain neutral with regards to the competitive and casual metas when introducing new changes. We also talk a bit about the slew of new BR titles coming out, including one of the most recent, Realm Royale (spoiler alert, it's pretty fun, but in a different way). Follow our...


Ep 22 - Rebrand & Bringing in the Experts feat. KP5ive and Guest Host Sport Psych Steve

This week we touch on our rebranding, our official Twitter launch (@Fortnite_Champs), and the 2v2 Fortnite Friday tournaments before moving on to the main event - an interview between KP5ive and our special guest host Sport Psych Steve! We called in an expert for this one, so buckle up and get ready to really get inside the mind of a pro. Follow our NEW Twitter: Join the FTR Champions Discord: Find KP5ive online:


Ep 21: In a Development State of Mind

Between the announcement of $100,000,000 for esports and a HUGE State of Development update, there's a lot to cover - hear our thoughts on all of it! Follow MYNAMEISBENNETT, zombiezander, and RunsOnMT - @mynameisbennet1 @zombiezander @runsonmt or email -


Ep 20: We DEFINITELY didn't do something special for this episode (really, we didn't)

Hitting episode 20 isn't a big deal to us, so like the title says we definitely didn't put anything fancy into this episode. Just a regular intro leading directly into some solid discussion about the direction that competitive/professional events seem to be going, along with some compare/contrast between independent event organizers (ESL, MLG, etc) and company run (aka Riot Games and LoL). Plus Fortnite Fortnights and all that jazz.


Ep. 19: The Pros Are Playing A Different Game (basically) feat. OKSteel and Xarps

A little update news, new Fortnite Fortnights, and a BIG interview with OKSteel and Xarps, two professional Fortnite players from Team Wawa and Wawas Bootcamp. We touched a little bit on pro strategies a few weeks ago when we talked about the scrim scene, but this week we really dive into how the pros are playing - official team role breakdowns, strategies that had never occurred to us, and a some true pro tips for all levels of players. We HIGHLY recommend everyone check out OKSteel and...


Ep 18: Season 4

Not much more to it than the title - Season 4 had a TON of new changes, and we needed a whole episode to break them down and go over our thoughts! Email:


Ep 17: Don't Get Me Wrong (Change My Mind)

With Season 4 looming and 4 months of podcasting under our belts, this week we take a look at some of the lingering questions/opinions/hot takes that have persisted for us throughout the first 3 seasons. Got some hot takes of your own? Email us at!


Ep 16: Scrims and Pro Strats feat. Strafeshot

Hard to believe we've been at this for 4 months already! Two weeks ago we talked to iiNK about the manager's side of pro esports, and this week we tackle a similar topic from the player's point of view with Strafeshot. We talk about how players are setting up scrims (scrimmages) to practice against other competitive players, how the pro competitive scene governs itself, how playstyles are developing, and more! You can find Strafeshot here: Twitter - @Strafesh0t_ Twitch -...


Ep 15.5 SPECIAL: Round Table with Girlfriends That Don't Game - Full & Uncut!

This is the full, uncut version of our conversation with Rachel and Jessica. This special episode serves more as a bit of a one-off, and might be a bit more approachable to anyone who's not familiar with the Fortnite Champions Podcast or the three of us and our histories - we go a bit more in depth with our experiences, and provide a bit more context for some of the answers and discussions in the shortened version.


Ep 15: Relationships and Real Life Balance feat. Girlfriends That Don't Game (mostly)

This week, we're bringing you something a little bit different. After going a bit more in depth with our patch notes breakdowns, we sit down and talk about relationships and balancing life with gaming with our friends Rachel (Zander's girlfriend) and Jessica (our friend Zach's fiancee). Rachel and Jessie give us their perspectives on what it's like to be a non-gamer (or a very casual one)in a relationship with avid gamers, and we give a little perspective and clarity back on some of the...


Ep 14: Butter me, I'm on a ROLE! (feat. iiNK)

It's time to start talking about player roles in FN! We look at a few different and developing play styles and touch on how to fit multiple roles together for better team play. We also talk with iiNK (@OfficialiiNK), a coach/manager in the world of professional esports, about what it takes to "go pro" in Fortnite and other games. Email - Twitter - @mynameisbennet1, @zombiezander, @runsonmt


Ep 13: "They landed where I was looking!!" and other S Tier Callouts

This week we're going to reintroduce you all to one of the most important weapons in your Fortnite arsenal - your microphone. Being able to make clear and specific callouts during stressful situations can be the difference between a VR or a one way ticket to tilting. Join us as we go through some tips on how to get the right information to your teammates and start winning more often! Email: