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CouRage and DrLupo to Commentate on $1.5 million PAX West Fortnite Tournament

Published: 29/Aug/2018 15:27 Updated: 29/Aug/2018 16:01

by Ross Deason


CouRage and DrLupo have announced that they will be heading to PAX West this weekend to commentate on the highly anticipated Fortnite Summer Skirmish event.

OpTic Gaming’s content creator, Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop released a statement on Twitter, saying:

“Couldn’t be more excited to announce I’ll be heading to my first ever PAX event this weekend to commentate the $1.5 million Fortnite Summer Skirmish event!

Can’t wait to see it all unfold. LET’S GOOOOOOOO!”


This was followed shortly after by a statement from DrLupo, who said:

“If you’re heading to PAX West, expect to see me there – casting the final week of #SummerSkirmish along side CouRage!

So freaking excited. Multiple days of competition. $1.5 million on the line.”


Having made his name as a Call of Duty commentator for MLG and the CWL, CouRage hung up his casting microphone and suits in March of 2018.

The 24-year-old joined OpTic Gaming as a content creator shortly after (meaning he still spends most of his time in front of a mic but doesn’t have to dress as nicely!) and has quickly become one of the organization’s most popular streamers with his regular Fortnite content.

DrLupo, another Twitch streamer with a massive following, has also been one of the faces of Fortnite Battle Royale since its explosion in popularity.

He has commentated on competitive Fortnite alongside CouRage on a number of occasions, so this is a proven duo.

As an experienced esports commentator and huge Fortnite fan, CouRage is the perfect candidate for providing coverage of events like the Summer Skirmish tournament at PAX West.

The $1.5 million Summer Skirmish competition, which will be open for PAX West attendees to sign up for, was announced earlier this month and will run from August 31 until September 3. 

The final Summer Skirmish event of the year will feature a 3-Stage Solo event with players earning points at the end of each stage. First place will take home $225,000 but even the players finishing 21st-100th will secure themselves a cool $5,000.


Has LazarBeam quit Fortnite?

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

by Connor Bennett


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.