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Team Liquid’s Poach explains surprise decision to retire from Fortnite

Published: 27/Jun/2019 9:29 Updated: 27/Jun/2019 10:51

by Calum Patterson

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Team Liquid’s Jake ‘Poach‘ Brumleve has revealed that he plans to step back from competing in Fortnite Battle Royale and instead focus on streaming, after questioning the basic ‘competitiveness’ of the game.

As one of the game’s best known competitive players, Poach is set to miss out on the upcoming World Cup, after failing to qualify despite changing up his duo partners.

But, it looks like the World Cup qualifiers may be his last competitive action, as the 20-year-old has revealed that he aims to focus more on his Twitch streaming career, than on winning tournaments.

TEAM LIQUIDPoach (left) with his Team Liquid squad mates.

Speaking to his viewers on June 26, Poach explained: “I’m going to focus more on streaming, and going that direction with my career within Fortnite.”

Surprisingly – or perhaps not so, depending who you ask – Poach highlighted the lack of competitiveness for his sudden retirement. He continued: “I don’t really enjoy playing Fortnite competitively, because I don’t feel the game is very competitive.”

Brumleve also says that his general enjoyment of the game, competitive or otherwise, has began to wane as time has gone on, although does say recent updates have improved things.

Poach hints that he may move into a more ‘variety’ style of streaming, where he plays more than just what he’s known for. Although, a majority of his fans only know him for one thing and breaking that mould can be difficult.

Fellow Fortnite competitor Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney has already stepped away from competitive play, and it appears that more and more are following suit, seeing the lucrative opportunities of streaming as a preferred alternative to Epic Games’ undeniably shaky start to life for Fortnite esports.

While he won’t be at the World Cup finals in New York when it kicks off in July, Poach mocked the format of the event on Twitter, after it was revealed that only six matches would be played, to decide who wins the $3m first place prize.

Many top professional players in various esports have made the transition successfully of course, most notably Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek, a former CS:GO pro, and even top streamer Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins started out as a competitive Halo player, before becoming the streaming phenomenon he is today.

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Fortnite Baba Yaga skin release date leaked

Published: 24/Oct/2020 14:34

by Connor Bennett

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The release date of Fortnite’s Baba Yaga skin has been leaked ahead of time, and it’s not all that too far away.

With Halloween being just around the corner, Epic Games have activated their annual Fortnitemares celebrations. The yearly event has brought changes to the battle royale island, as well as the ability to play as a shadow while your teammate is still alive in a match. 

Though given its Halloween, and players want to dress in new skins, the devs have brought back some classic looks – including the Skull Trooper – while also releasing some brand new cosmetics like Party Trooper and the Bone Squad.

Yet, one of the spookiest skins, Baba Yaga, is still yet to hit the Item Shop. The skin takes its name and look from the classic eastern European folk tale about a terrifying-looking old woman.

Fortnite character eating an apple in weeping woods
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Fortnitemares always brings some new skins to the battle royale.

Fortnite Baba Yaga skin

The skin was leaked prior to the recent Fortnitemares update by a number of data miners, though, the wait has been on ever since, with players hoping to see it in the Item Shop.

Well, that wait isn’t going to last all that much longer, as leaker ShiinaBR posted that, according to their reliable source, it will be available as a part of the Item Shop rotation on Monday, October 26. 

In the leaks, the skin is labeled as being ‘Rare’ so, it should set you back around between 1200 and 1600 V Bucks. 

Obviously, while Shiina has posted tonnes of reliable information in the past, the final say, of course, goes to Epic Games and they could very well change their mind and put a different skin in the Item Shop.

That might seem like a bit of an extreme move, changing dates just because one has been leaked, but there are plenty of skins that have been leaked in the past that are still nowhere to be seen.