Team Atlantis and Mitr0 respond to Fortnite contract controversy

Published: 17/Sep/2019 21:28 Updated: 17/Sep/2019 22:21

by Eli Becht


Several prominent Fortnite players have spoken out in defense of Dmitri “Mitr0” Van de Vrie’s alleged poor contract with Team Atlantis which led to a response by both him and the organization.

On September 16, players such as Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney, Kyle ‘Mongraal’ Jackson, and several others tweeted with the hashtag #FreeMitr0, referencing his contract with esports organization Team Atlantis.

Twitch streamer THump claimed Mitr0 was stuck in a bad contract with the org and wasn’t giving him an opportunity to renegotiate it.

The org tweeted on September 17 they were going to release a statement later in the day, while also asked for people to stop sending threats to their employees and players.

In Team Atlantis’s statement, the organization says it isn’t taking any of Mitr0’s revenue from Twitch or YouTube, and also said he was one of the highest-paid players at the time of his signing.

Twitter: Team AtlantisMitr0 with his partner Mongraal.

“Without disclosing details of the contract, his salary at this time was one of the highest amongst the world-calibre Fortnite esports competitors and it’s nothing close to how low the social media channels are announcing it,” said the team in a statement.

Atlantis says his salary was raised as recently as January 2019, but Mitr0 eventually outgrew the team and wanted to jump ship to a bigger organization.

The team says no buyout offer was enough that would cover the damage caused by Mitr0 leaving and the plan was to wait out the duration of his contract before he left.

With the hashtag spreading like wildfire, the team has agreed to left Mitr0 go following the conclusion of the Fortnite Champion Series.

Mitr0 later confirmed this in his own statement released on Twitter.

“After talking with Atlantis management today, it was mutually agreed that Atlantis would release me after FNCS,” he wrote. “I wish Atlantis, their staff and all of the players nothing but the best moving forward.”

Mitr0 is qualified for the Champion Series with his Trio of Mongraal and Benjyfishy. The three players secured first place in three of the five qualifying weeks in the Europe region.

He will become a big-name free agent once he’s freed from his contract and will most likely catch the eyes of many big organizations looking to grow their Fortnite roster.


Fortnite Winter Trials event and free rewards leaked

Published: 25/Jan/2021 23:28

by Tanner Pierce


If you’ve been pining for more Fortnite content to sink your teeth into then get ready, Epic Games has revealed the Winter Trials, an in-game tournament that will allow players of the battle royale game to earn some free items like sprays and wraps.

In-game tournaments in Fortnite are nothing new and now it seems like a new one will be cropping up very soon.

As originally spotted by some eagle-eyed leakers like HYPEX and ShiinaBR, a new event called the Winter Trials is set to go live in Fortnite in the very near future. While the event hasn’t been announced by Epic Games themselves, the website has been in a fluctuating state of live and offline for a while now, meaning an official announcement could be coming very soon.

Details about the tournament itself are scarce but if the website is anything to go off of, players will be able to sign-in using their Epic account, pledge themselves to a team based on a notable content creator, and then play Fortnite to earn points, badges, and in-game items.

Right now, it seems like fans will be able to earn badges by completing challenges, which will be voted on by the community. Some of these challenges include not being able to use weapons to damage other players or be tasked with completing as many bounties as possible.

The rewards seem to be pretty interesting, with everything from a spray to an exclusive weapon wrap up for grabs. Given how little we know, more details about the rewards and tournament aren’t available, however, leaker HYPEX was able to grab a video of the website before it was taken back down.

Unfortunately, more details about the the new tournament have yet to be revealed at this time. Hopefully it’s not too much longer before Epic themselves announces everything and gives the scoop on what to expect.

Keep it locked to Dexerto to find out more info about the tournament as it becomes available.