esports • Aug 16, 2019
Fortnite Esports Roster Changes and Player Signings - August 16th, 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.
Before getting started, we wanted to give a huge congratulations to the winners of the World Cup, the one of the most iconic and lucrative gaming events in history. To put this in perspective, multiple kids under 18 were made millionaires and will be set for life if they handle their winnings responsibly.
1st Place: Bugha (Sentinels)
2nd Place: Psalm (Counter Logic Gaming)
3rd Place: EpikWhale (NRG)
The following roster changes are those that have occurred in the past month and do not include previously established rosters.
It seems like the World Cup sparked a fire under TSM, as they've recruited two new players to their Fortnite roster right before the competition. TSM Fortnite welcomes Herrions and Reverse2k to their roster. Both Herrions and Reverse2k qualified and represented TSM during the World Cup. We look forward to seeing what these two talented individuals can create together with their new org.
Over World Cup weekend, Faze signed deaf Fortnite streamer Ewok. Ewok has become a prolific personality and advocate for deaf people in the Fortnite community. So far, we've seen her get some of the biggest names in Fortnite, like Ninja, Tfue, DrLupo, and many more to try sign language. Not only that, it seems Epic has taken a liking to her and are continuing to improve their "sound visualization" setting in-game for those hard of hearing. She's also really good at Fortnite. All this and the girl is only 13 years old. We can't wait to see what she does in the future!
About a week before the World Cup, NRG signed EpikWhale to represent them on the big stage. He showed up. EpikWhale placed third in World Cup solos, securing himself a $1.200, 000 bag and representing his new org well.
C9 also signed a player in the weeks leading up to the World Cup. They welcome to the roster Brazilian player pfzin, partner of Nicks, one of the best South American Fortnite players. Although pfzin and Nicks struggled on the big stage, they were clearly some of the best players in the SA region during qualifiers, placing first in weeks 2 and 6.
The World Cup is over, but that doesn't mean Fortnite is going anywhere. CLG welcomes two new members to their Fortnite roster: Symetrical and Leno. We look forward to seeing what this new generation of CLG Fortnite brings to the table!
Post-World Cup Departures
Lastly, there were a decent amount of players whose contracts expired after the World Cup, resulting in them leaving their org. Below is a list of the players and organizations that parted ways post-World Cup.
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