Fortnite World Cup winning duo announce shock split – Aqua explains why

Connor Bennett

Fortnite World Cup duo winners David ‘Aqua’ W and Emil ‘Nyhrox’ Bergquist Pedersen have surprisingly announced that they will be splitting up and seeking out new partners for future events. 

After months of anticipation, the Fortnite World Cup finally happened in New York on July 26-28. Over $30 million in prize money was given away across the Creative World Cup, Pro-Am, solos, and duos events. 

Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf was able to succeed without any help to scoop up the $3 million grand prize in solo play with his stunning skills, yet the duos competition was more tightly contested. While european partners Aqua and Nyhrox came out as the victors, their run at the top has already come to an end.

Epic GamesThe European pair came out as duos winners with 51 total points.

In the early hours of Friday, August 2, Aqua tweeted out that he would be partnering with Klaus ‘stompy’ Konstanzer for the next duos tournament – whenever that may be. 

Unsurprisingly, fans were stunned and upset by the news, prompting the Austrian to post follow up tweets like “Statement?” and “Looking really bad me for me,” before dropping a TwitLonger about the switch.

“I started this whole thing wrong and never meant to send hate to Nyhrox or anyone,” he stated. “Nyhrox and I have been playing for a long time and we won (the) World Cup, yes, but that doesn’t mean we are the best duo or I (couldn’t) improve more with someone else.”

The young Fortnite star continued on, explaining how he’d been considering the move for some time. “I feel like stompy and I fit each other better and Nyhrox and I have been talking about this for longer as well,” he added. “Sorry for the ‘beef’ on Twitter, I never meant to hurt anyone. Nyhrox and I are friends and I wish him the best of luck in the future.”

Aqua’s full TwitLonger statement.

Nyhrox himself has not revealed who he will be partnering with moving forward, but he will no longer represent the COOLER team after becoming a free agent.

It remains to be seen if the former partners made the right decision in going their separate ways, or if they should have waited to see if they could have expanded on their World Cup glory.

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