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Ep 36: Skirmishes

This week Bennett is out of town, so we go completely remote for the first time! With the Fall Skirmish getting ready to start, we break down the Summer Skirmish and the implications it has on the Fortnite Comp scene moving forward - how will the lessons learned this summer carry forward into the fall? And how will the "Entertainment" portion of the contest be implemented? Follow the Show: Follow the Hosts: Bennett -


Ep 35: Grappler? Hardly Even Know 'er!

This week Matt is out for a wedding, so Bennett and Zander hold down the fort(nite...champions..podcast). We discuss possible new strategies for and the overall implications of the Grappler to aggressively take the high ground, as well as look at the importance of practicing the same way you play. Follow the Show: Follow the Hosts: Bennett - Matt - Zander -


Ep 34: Dev Updates and More New Stuff

This week we're a little content-light, but we break down the recent dev update (storm damage to structures and item changes being the key points) as well as the most recent content update and impulse nades 2.0! Follow the Show: Follow the Hosts: Bennett - Matt - Zander - Join the FTR Champions Discord:


Ep 33: Zander Returns feat. zombiezander

This week marks Zander's return! We get a few stories of his trip to Mongolia before addressing the 5.30 patch, the state of development (and implications for competitive play), and Summer Skirmish Week 7. We also look at a few new ways to practice before announcing our Koozie Giveaway winners! Follow the Show: Follow the Hosts: Bennett - Matt - Zander - Join...


Ep 32: Skirmish, Slowdown, and Splodes

This week we start a transition from "just build lol" to the more updated and correct "lol..should I actually build?" We take a look at the number of weapons and items that seem focused building destruction and discuss whether there are starting to be too many overlaps in usage as well as too few mats to make it all worthwhile. We also take a look at how entertaining and effective the Kingpin ruleset has been for Summer Skirmish weeks 5 and 6 (our answer is basically "very")! Follow the show...


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 show:...


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. Follow our NEW Twitter (currently unavailable): Follow the three of us: @mynameisbennet1...


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 NEW...


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!