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It seems like we are drifting farther and farther outside the original bubble of Fortnite pros. I’m talking way back before Fortnite hosted any online events, namely skirmishes and other LAN events

Back in my day, we had OG team Liquid consisting of Chap, Vivid, 72hrs and Poach running up the squad scenes and winning every heal-off imaginable. Competitive Fortnite was a whole different beast back then. Heck, even the zone didn’t move after 6th

Point being -- the competitive landscape evolved a bunch to get to where we are at today. Most of the best Fortnite players back then don’t stand even a remote chance today

As time went on, various of said OG players fell out of the limelight -- or transitioned into content creator roles within their organizations

One of the last professional players that held their ground on the Fortnite leaderboards throughout the past three years is NRG’s very own Zayt. Him and Saf were really the only two pros to win or podium in major events for three separate years

And now we have lost another elite player to time. Zayt announced his competitive Fortnite retirement on Twitter

It’s a few weeks too late to be an April Fools joke unfortunately. NRG cemented the validity to this announcement after they announced his move to content creator

The Fortnite scene is always changing. To my OG Fortnite fanatics out there, you’re justified in thinking these changes are happening quickly

In fact, just a few months ago, TSM departed with their entire competitive Fortnite roster. TSM stood toe-to-toe with NRG as the best North America based organization, now relegated to the following line-up

All of the above players are signed as content creators and have no stipulations to compete. TSM is no longer the Fortnite powerhouse of times past

Change isn’t always a bad thing, however. Consider all of the new and upcoming organizations like TNA -- or Wave for my European friends. New talent can still be discovered in the most open Esports environment of all time

Best of luck to Zayt and all of his future endeavors; we’ll be watching from the sidelines. Follow us on Twitter for more competitive updates!

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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