Ninja, arguably the biggest name in all of Fortnite, surprised everyone when he wasn't able to lock down a qualifying spot to the World Cup.
He still showed up for the Pro-Am event and casted the first two games of the Duos Finals, but he revealed that he would have enjoyed it a lot more if he were out there competing instead.
The former Halo pro proved he still has a competitive fire burning in him and watching on the sidelines while players competed for millions of dollars had to sting.
"I didn't put the full time or effort in to be on that stage the last two days," he tweeted. "I promise I'll be there next year."
I didnt put the full time or effort in to be on that stage the last two days. I promise I'll be there next year.— Ninja (@Ninja) July 28, 2019
Anyone who followed Ninja through the qualifying portion knows how far he came as a pro in Fortnite and he came close to qualifying several times.
Malachi 'Reverse2k' Greiner, his duos partner throughout the World Cup, signed to TSM and qualified for the solos event, but has to be excited for a chance to run it back with a motivated and hungry Ninja.
The future of competitive Fortnite is going to look a lot different as a lot of players made names for themselves in this World Cup, most notably Bugha, the winner of the solos.
Ninja knows he has his work cut out for him and if Reverse doesn't plan on partnering with him again, there is another big name just waiting.
"Yes, Ninja and I will qualify for the World Cup next year since Reverse2k let him down," the Doc tweeted.
That's right, Dr Disrespect is looking to throw his hat into the ring and pick up another championship.
The Two-Time is almost certainly joking about being on the stage next year considering how much he's criticized Fortnite but crazier things have happened.