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Some of the OG Fortnite superstars who have since moved on are considering a move back -- with some conditions

This holiday season might turn into the perfect storm for Fortnite to take the stage once again. From the release of next gen consoles to rumored tournaments that would be accompanied by nostalgically OG players, we could even see a return to record player numbers

Recent developments from some of the first mainstream competitive Fortnite players has all of us at the edge of our sets. Turner “Tfue” Tenney, who became the largest streamer on Twitch primarily due to the rise of Fortnite, is seriously considering a return

After taking a multi-month long break from the title, Tfue dipped his toes back in the water just two days ago. He didn’t compete in a tournament and played at a very casual level -- but it’s also the most thought Tfue gave to Fortnite in a long while

Tfue is currently enthralled with the recent Call of Duty release after playing Warzone -- sometimes grinding games out with longtime friends Symfuny and Nickmercs. The common denominator between the three are their respective historic rises to fame through Fortnite

Just today, Nickmercs also jumped in with his desire to compete in Fortnite again

Adding Fortnite back into the rotation would be a far step from turning it into the main game again… but it’s a step in the right direction for all Fortnite fanatics. Pointing towards a potential duos tournament in the winter, Nickmercs admitted that he and SypherPK would most likely compete together

This of course comes on the condition that Fortnite’s next competitive circuit is duos. But that condition isn’t too far fetched

The past two winters have set up a tradition for Epic Games to host a “Winter Royale” event which boasts the most generous prize pools, historically exceeding $20,000,000 and paying out thousands of placements

Last year, Winter Royale used the duos format across three days of massive cash drops. If Fortnite repeats the style, the chance that a SypherPK/Nickmercs combo grinds the game increases significantly


Since the Encore cup is potentially the last that we’ll see of Trios, the format should naturally rotate to the other popular gamemode (duos). There’s a chance we see Solos or Squads again (less chance of the latter), but it wouldn’t be a smart decision on Epic’s end

Hopefully the next season absolutely blows away all expectations -- with a solid competitive scene to boot. If Epic Games navigates this winter properly, we could see the most engaged quarter of Fortnite possibly ever

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Author Bio

Michael Hindi

Michael “Hindog” Hindi is an active Fortnite player and journalist from San Diego, California. His involvement with competitive Fortnite dates back to Season 5 - both on the battle bus and with a pen & paper.


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