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100 Thieves announce signing of two new Fortnite pros

Published: 16/Nov/2019 21:45 Updated: 16/Nov/2019 21:49

by Scott Robertson

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100 Thieves made two big splashes in Fortnite on November 16, adding streamers and pro players Falconer and Grandma to their ranks.

Prior to their official announcements, 100 Thieves teased earlier in the day that they were signing two new Fortnite pro players.

Just a couple hours later, after several wrong answers in the replies, 100 Thieves made the official announcements themselves, revealing the new players to be Falconer and Grandma.

Falconer has been a teammate of fellow 100T player Arkhram in the past, having finished fifth in duos together at the past Fortnite World Cup. The pair split a $900,000 prize. The 100 Thieves duo of Ceice and Elevate also did well at the World Cup, finishing in third in duos.

100 Thieves also added Grandma, also known as GrandmaTeets, who spent a considerable amount of time this year running Fortnite duos with singer Drake.

Over the past couple of weeks, 100 Thieves have made some massive additions across all of their esports divisions. They signed the former Renegades CSGO roster, who made their debut at IEM Beijing and reached the grand finals.

They also signed coach Tony ‘Zikz’ Gray, who brings championship experience to 100T after coaching TSM to back-to-back LCS championships in 2015 and 2016.

Their newest Fortnite additions will also bolster the number of streamers under the 100 Thieves banner, which was increased two weeks with the big-time signing of streamer BrookeAB.

100 Thieves streamer CourageJD shocked the streaming world earlier in the month when he announced he was moving to YouTube to stream exclusively.

For 100 Thieves, these steps forward are huge given the massive step back they had to take in August, when they announced that they would be moving away from the Call of Duty scene and not participating in the upcoming franchised Call of Duty League.

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Has LazarBeam quit Fortnite?

Published: 23/Jan/2021 12:44 Updated: 23/Jan/2021 20:23

by Connor Bennett

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Fans of YouTube star Lannan ‘LazarBeam’ Eacott have been questioning whether or not he’s quit playing Fortnite after not uploading a gameplay video in a good while. 

The original rise of Fortnite saw creators from across the globe explode in popularity regardless of whether they were focused on livestreaming on Twitch or making videos for YouTube.

However, some of the original big names like Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins, Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney, and Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff, among others, have turned away from Fortnite and decided to play games like Valorant and Warzone. 

Plenty of creators still remain, though, they have issues with a lack of updates, and how the competitive scene is being run, to name just a few problems. Now, fans of LazarBeam have been asking if he is following the likes of Ninja and Tfue, and walking away from Fortnite. 

Lazarbeam is one of the most popular Australian creators around.

Did LazarBeam quit Fortnite?

Even though his fellow Aussies like Fresh, Lachlan, and LoserFruit have carried on playing Fortnite, LazarBeam hasn’t uploaded a YouTube video about it since mid-December. Though, he has tweeted about it and played the battle royale since.

In that time of not uploading a Fortnite video, he’s made videos on Among Us and Spellbreak, while also uploading his usual meme reactions from TikTok, as well as a more personal video reflecting on how 2020 went for him. 

In a recent stream though, he did say he was quitting the game after uninstalling. “I’ve decided to uninstall Fortnite. I’ve quit the game. I’m quitting it right now,” LazarBeam said. “I’m done forever.” Though, it’s hard to say if he’s being totally serious, given that he is one of YouTube’s funniest creators.

Will LazarBeam return to Fortnite?

It could be the case that he returns to Epic Games’ battle royale soon, perhaps once a new update is released. 

Other content creators have done similar, taking breaks because the devs aren’t rolling out as many regular updates as they used to, and the game feels a bit stale. But, we’ll just have to wait and see if that’s the case for LazarBeam whenever v15.30 launches.