You know what they say: the sequel is never as good as the original. Those who have been following the professional Fortnite scene will remember the last FNCS competition, where Tfue and Scoped battled Chap and Av for control of one of the most powerful POIs on the map: The Grotto.
This was a true rivalry, with Chap and Av taking some weeks and Tfue and Scoped taking others. Epic knew what the viewers wanted to see when it came time for Finals, putting them in the same heat with one another.
That rivalry ended with Chap and Av backing off, conceding The Grotto to Tfue and Scoped. There was a sizeable amount of trash talk, emoting, and salt, but it was good fun for everyone at the end of the day.
Now, the professional community is, largely, looking right past FNCS Solos toward the announcement of Trios in Season 4. Pros are scrimmaging in this mode on a nightly basis, and you can probably guess where Tfue, Scoped, and new teammate, Innocents, are landing.
The Grotto is widely known to contain some of the best loot on the map. Not only do you leave with Brutus’ Minigun – arguably the most powerful Mythic weapon in Fortnite – but you have a massive vault, a ton of ID Chests, Heavy Snipers, Miniguns, and more.
Some of the other pros in the community threw indirect shots at The Grotto Squad. Specifically, Zayt posted a tweet that seemed to be directed at Tfue and company. Tfue responded by sub-tweeting him back, “Contest us or stop b****in.”
To their credit, the team of ZexRow, Mackwood, and Yung Calc took Tfue up on the challenge. The Trio were unfamiliar with landing at The Grotto in a competitive environment – something that will become clear when you watch the clips of their first battle.
As ZexRow stated on Twitter, the team was “just trying out the most busted spot.” They wanted to see if they had what it took to contest Tfue, Inno, and Scoped. As it turns out, they did not.
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The new battle seemed to make Tfue miss the old rivalry with Chap. He even offered an extremely backhanded compliment to Chap, saying, “Chap might be f***in’ dogs*** but Grotto’s all IQ – it’s all knowledge. And he’s smart so he can actually contest us reasonably.”
Up to this point, you may have thought we were being hyperbolic with the title of this article. “Dismantles” might seem a bit harsh, but there’s no other word for it. The contesting team was so defeated that Mackwood and ZexRow dropped Yun Calc after this bout of pro scrims.
This doesn’t seem to be a joke, either. Calc also posted that he needs a new Trio. The three of them appear to be finished – at least for the time being.
We’ll have to see if any other pros decide to contest Tfue, Scoped, and Innocents. It’s great content when they do, so we’re keeping our fingers crossed. Let’s hope that the next contenders are ready for a fight.
Tfue and Scoped have been landing at The Grotto all season. It’s going to take some grinders who are willing to get familiar with the area. The only hope, in our eyes, seems to be the return of Chap or MrSavage at LAN – neither of which seems likely for the rest of Season 2.