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Tfue explains why he thinks Fortnite is not actually an esport

Published: 2/May/2020 16:51

by Daniel Cleary

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Popular Twitch streamer Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney has criticized Fortnite for its lack of competitiveness and claimed that it is not an esport during his April 30 broadcast.

While he is one of the most popular streamers and pro players in Fortnite, Tfue has never been shy of voicing his concerns and issues with Epic Games’ battle royale.

During his Twitch stream on April 30, Tfue criticized the current state of Fortnite’s competitive side and claimed that the game was not up to par with many other esports in the space.

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Tfue does not think Fortnite is “competitive” in its current state.

As he was queuing up for his first match in the Solo Cash Cup, Tfue explained to viewers that Fortnite was not truly competitive despite its weekly tournaments and active esports scene.

“I’m going to say this now, Fortnite is not a competitive game. I don’t care what anyone says,” he admitted.

The Twitch star followed by claiming that it was not even a real esport its current state, “In my eyes, Fortnite is not an esport and you are not a pro player because this game does not have a competitive side to it at all.”

Tfue later suggested that those who enjoy competing on Fortnite are “living in a fantasy land” and ignoring many of the game’s major issues.

“It’s made up, it’s not real, if you’re a competitive Fortnite player you’re living in a fantasy land because this game is so far from competitive, it’s not even close,” he added.

He has spoken out against many of the game’s controversial features in the past, particularly aim assist for controller players but has seemingly had enough with all of the game’s flaws.

One of the major issues that Tfue has highlighted recently is the number of glitches in Fortnite after he had two separate tournament runs affected due to in-game bugs.

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Has LazarBeam quit Fortnite?

Published: 23/Jan/2021 12:44 Updated: 23/Jan/2021 20:23

by Connor Bennett

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Fans of YouTube star Lannan ‘LazarBeam’ Eacott have been questioning whether or not he’s quit playing Fortnite after not uploading a gameplay video in a good while. 

The original rise of Fortnite saw creators from across the globe explode in popularity regardless of whether they were focused on livestreaming on Twitch or making videos for YouTube.

However, some of the original big names like Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins, Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney, and Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff, among others, have turned away from Fortnite and decided to play games like Valorant and Warzone. 

Plenty of creators still remain, though, they have issues with a lack of updates, and how the competitive scene is being run, to name just a few problems. Now, fans of LazarBeam have been asking if he is following the likes of Ninja and Tfue, and walking away from Fortnite. 

Lazarbeam is one of the most popular Australian creators around.

Did LazarBeam quit Fortnite?

Even though his fellow Aussies like Fresh, Lachlan, and LoserFruit have carried on playing Fortnite, LazarBeam hasn’t uploaded a YouTube video about it since mid-December. Though, he has tweeted about it and played the battle royale since.

In that time of not uploading a Fortnite video, he’s made videos on Among Us and Spellbreak, while also uploading his usual meme reactions from TikTok, as well as a more personal video reflecting on how 2020 went for him. 

In a recent stream though, he did say he was quitting the game after uninstalling. “I’ve decided to uninstall Fortnite. I’ve quit the game. I’m quitting it right now,” LazarBeam said. “I’m done forever.” Though, it’s hard to say if he’s being totally serious, given that he is one of YouTube’s funniest creators.

Will LazarBeam return to Fortnite?

It could be the case that he returns to Epic Games’ battle royale soon, perhaps once a new update is released. 

Other content creators have done similar, taking breaks because the devs aren’t rolling out as many regular updates as they used to, and the game feels a bit stale. But, we’ll just have to wait and see if that’s the case for LazarBeam whenever v15.30 launches.