esports • May 29, 2019
Fortnite Esports Roster Changes and Player Signings - March 29th, 2019
Welcome to our weekly series that covers the latest roster changes and player signings in Fortnite Esports. Gaming organizations are adjusting rosters and picking up new players every week, so we decided to start this series to keep track of all the changes. There is no shortage of top-tier talent in this community and we love to see players' hard work pay off.
The following roster changes are those that have occurred in the past two weeks, and do not include previously established rosters.
In the off chance you haven't heard of the recent news involving FaZe Clan and Tfue, we're going to give a rundown of the facts surrounding this situation. When Tfue originally signed with FaZe on April of 2018, he was nowhere near as big as he is today, and the 3-year contract he signed reflected his size at the time. Tfue, however, outgrew that contract ridiculously fast. In less than a year, he transformed from a talented small streamer to one of the biggest names in Fortnite and gaming. Cut to May 20th of this year, Tfue's intentions become clear as he and his team file a lawsuit against FaZe Clan. This lawsuit id almost certainly an attempt to pressure FaZe into releasing Tfue from his contract. FaZe responded, saying that they had only collected $60,000 total from Tfue and have been trying to renegotiate a mutually agreeable contract for months now. Tfue responded again, holding his ground and imploring FaZe to #releasethecontract publicly. At this point, it's up to the lawyers to resolve this issue. We'll keep you guys updated in future articles with any news.
100 Thieves has been in its fair share of big news as well. To start, one of their biggest and most longstanding players, Nickmercs, announced he was leaving the org. He explained more about his decision to leave in a YouTube video.
On the flip side, 100T picked up two new members. CourageJD, an avid esports caster and one of the biggest entertainers in Fortnite, has signed onto 100T as a content creator.
Klass, a competitive Fortnite player who has already qualified for the World Cup, also joined the org.
Eleven Gaming has also gone through a couple of roster changes. The General has parted ways with the E11 after more than seven months with the org and is now seeking new representation as a free agent.
On the EU side, pro player Itemm has joined E11.