The Q1 “purge” of competitive Fortnite rosters continue as Snood, Thwifo, Dmo, & Kayuun part ways with Ghost Gaming
As previously reported, Fortnite rosters would be seeing a massive shift in the first few months of 2020. The Battle Royale genre has bloated to epic proportions; now is a better time than ever for organizations to step back and balance the books
This week, we saw yet another ripple in the Esports scene as Ghost Gaming. Ghost was one of the earliest pioneers in Fortnite Esports - acquiring Aydan after his explosive entry into competitive. He remains one of the most relevant and watched controller players in the world
But recently, Ghost Gaming decided to consolidate their Fortnite talent - removing a slew of well-known players from the roster. Included in the mass release are the likes of Kayuun, Dmo, Thwifo and Snood - all well-tenured players for the organization
I have parted ways with @GhostGaming— Snood (@SnoodFN) January 19, 2020
now am a free agent, love ghost and everything they've done for me :)
parted ways with ghost gaming— thwifo (@thwifo) January 19, 2020
now a free agent ??
Neither Ghost, Kayuun, or Dmo have issued public responses on the matter. Regardless, Ghost isn’t the first team that pushed cost-cutting measures through mass roster changes. TSM was first blood, releasing both Clouds and Herrions just days after the new year
I can now count multiple organizations who have decisively made clear that 2019 expenditures was too high. Players are often the first to go when money is tight; it seems like Battle Royale investment is beginning to dry up
I forecast that any players that aren’t considered top talent are also susceptible to release. The first quarter of the year is never good for business - this is going to be a long couple of months
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