Austrian digital media and esports organisation “Wave” has further strengthened its Fortnite outfit with the addition of two new players.
Since its inception in 2019, Wave Esports has quickly become one of the most popular Fortnite teams in Europe. They also currently field competitive rosters in both Valorant and League of Legends.
On Sunday, they announced that two-time FNCS Champion Jannis "JannisZ" Matwin had returned to their ranks. Having started out as a prodigy in the academy, JannisZ won the C2:S2 Solo Invitational and C2:S5 FNCS Trios under the Wave umbrella, before leaving to enjoy a spell at David Beckham-owned Guild Esports.
JannisZ has undeniably been one of the most consistent Fortnite pros in the world over the last two years, and will be looking to get another major trophy under his belt. He’s started the new season in fine form, winning the first Duo Cash Cup (and a cool $2,500), alongside FOKUS Vortex.
Keeping the momentum flowing, Wave has now revealed the next piece of the puzzle. Noah “Noahreyli” Rey amicably parted ways with Become Legends in March and was never likely to stay on the market as a free agent for long.
Famous for his raw mechanical talent and relentless aggression, Noahreyli looks to have found a fresh lease of motivation in recent weeks. The duos meta definitely suits his playstyle, if he can devise a good gameplan and stick to it, the sky is the limit.
These two new signings join Alexander “Vadeal” Schlik to complete what, for now, is a small but incredibly stacked Wave roster. However, there may be more to come. A line in the official press release stated that these were “the first of many big announcements for the year 2022”.
As Wave continue to push for success in-game, they will too be keeping a strong focus on content creation. Noahreyli, JannisZ and Vadeal have each built loyal communities on Twitch, and hopefully their friendship outside of Fortnite means we can look forward to some entertaining behind the scenes footage and IRL content.