Myth and POACH Discuss Cloud9's Aggressive Recruitment Strategy in Fortnite: "I think they've got some info" - Dexerto

Myth and POACH Discuss Cloud9’s Aggressive Recruitment Strategy in Fortnite: “I think they’ve got some info”

Published: 5/Jul/2018 14:36 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:06

by Ross Deason


TSM’s Ali ‘Myth’ Kabbani and Team Liquid’s Jake ‘Poach’ Brumleve have discussed Cloud9’s aggressive recruitment strategy in Fortnite Battle Royale and what it could mean.

Whether you believe the battle royale genre works as an esport or not, Epic Games’ pledge to put at least $100 million into competitive Fortnite for the 2018-19 season means that it is impossible to ignore.

Most major esports organizations have now decided to invest in the massively popular game with professional Fortnite rosters or players, but few have made the level of commitment that Cloud9 has.

The North American organization currently boasts three Fortnite teams, Fortnite Blue, Fortnite White, and Fortnite Korea, as well having Jacob ‘Hysteria’ Reiser and Brody ‘Starke2K’ Wellmaker signed as solo pros.

Cloud9’s recruitment strategy has also caught the eyes of other community members; TSM’s Myth and Team Liquid’s POACH discussed the subject during a recent stream and POACH made it clear that he thinks Cloud9 has “got some info” and knows something that the rest of us don’t.

POACH believes that the organization is “betting on multiple teams being able to compete under the same org” and Myth responds by saying “they have an army, dude”.

Most esports do not allow multiple teams to compete under the same organization due to the obvious concerns about collusion or match fixing, but Cloud9 seems to be banking on Epic Games taking a more hands off approach to Fortnite.

A more cynical view of the situation would be to say that Cloud9 is snapping up the services of as many players as possible while they are not under contract and have no buyout price.

This does not only save money in the short term but also opens up the potential to sell player contracts for a massive profit when/if competitive Fortnite begins to blow up and the circuit is more established.


Tfue teases Fortnite return after huge Season 5 update

Published: 2/Dec/2020 16:09

by David Purcell


Fortnite Battle Royale’s Season 5 update might well have tempted Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney into returning to the battle royale, after the creator dropped a big teaser on social media. 

Epic Games rolled out a bumper new patch on December 2, following the huge Galactus event to seal the end for Season 4. Since that time, we have discovered major changes in the game — including new online quests to replace challenges, Mythic Items, and a new currency called Gold Bars.

With the majority of the community excited about those changes, things might be about to get ever better — as Tfue has hinted at an incoming stream on the game.

You know what that means… It could finally sneak back onto his daily Twitch schedule — or not!

Fortnite gold bars
Epic Games
There’s new Quests, Bounties and other things for Tfue to explore.

Tfue Fortnite stream?

On December 2, the former Fortnite esports star — who even competed in the World Cup — has set out the terms fans need to follow to get him back playing. It’s quite simple, too.

He tweeted: “Use code “Tfue” and I’ll stream Fortnite tomorrow.”

Whether or not the player will be looking to stream it for hours on end, or just a brief period of time, remains to be seen. One thing is for sure, though, the new patch certainly is jam-packed with new content to work through.

In October, the streamer revealed two years was too much for him to stick to one game. He said: “Two years of cranking 90s was just too much. I had to spice it up and play other things. Plus, I felt like I milked the game so much that, like, me playing it was almost digging myself into a pit.”

Fortnite’s latest update is very much up and running now though, with a number of further changes are expected. New loot bosses are expected to drop alongside The Mandalorian at different locations throughout the season, which will keep the majority of people occupied.

Will Tfue be part of that? We’ll have to wait and see.