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TSM’s Daequan explains why he quit competitive Fortnite

Published: 22/Aug/2019 23:33 Updated: 23/Aug/2019 1:14

by Albert Petrosyan


Popular member of Team SoloMid’s content creation team Daequan has given insight into his decision to quit playing Fortnite Battle Royale competitively.

When Fortnite began gaining massive prominence back in early 2018, Daequan was one of numerous streamers to jump on the wagon, gaining equally massive growth on his content channels and social media pages as a result.

As one of TSM’s original four pros, he established himself as a top competitive player in the game early on, consistently participating in both Epic Games-sanctioned events and KEEMSTAR’s weekly Friday Fortnite tournaments.

However, as the competitive scene grew larger and larger by the month, Daequan’s presence grew more and more faint, and soon enough, he was no longer an active member of the comp community.

With many still wondering why someone with such potential and ability decided to quit competing in the popular battle royale, he’s now opened up about his decision to step away.

TSMDaequan (right) was one of TSM’s original pro Fortnite players, along with Hamlinz (center) and Myth (left)

Daequan himself initiated a discussion on Twitter on August 22, when he tweeted “Can’t wait for this battle royale and RNG game craze to be over.”

This led to some commenting negative things on his tweet, claiming that the real reason he was displeased was because he was no longer a top player in the game.

However, the TSM man retorted with an explanation of his own, revealing that he willingly chose to part ways with competing in Fortnite due to that side of the game being “garbage.”

“I literally quit competitive when I was rank 20 in the world for money earned, because competitive is garbage,” he said. “But nice try. I prefer enjoying my life rather than complaining from the time I wake up until I go to sleep, like almost every other pro Fortnite player, because it’s trash.”

What also didn’t help Daequan’s cause, even if he had chosen to continue dabbling in competitive Fortnite, was the fact that he took an extended break due to ill health, which kept him away from streaming for months.

His streaming career is definitely not buried, exemplified by the 81,000+ viewers he pulled in his eventful return stream on August 9. 

But judging by his comments, it looks extremely unlikely that we’ll ever see the TSM star in a competitive match again. 


Epic Games tease more “exclusive” content coming for Fortnite Crew members

Published: 15/Jan/2021 18:52

by Tanner Pierce


According to a brand-new leaked survey, Epic Games have been asking players what they might want to see added as a feature to the Fortnite Crew subscription service, hinting that they’re open to changing up what’s included in the future.

If you took a look at the Fortnite Crew subscription service and thought that it didn’t include enough or didn’t include much that you’d be interested in, Epic Games may be heeding those concerns.

According to Fortnite leaker ‘iFireMonkey,’ a brand-new survey sent out to Fortnite players might indicate that the developer might be open to changing up what a Fortnite Crew subscription comes with. Specifically, the survey asks players to rank what benefits would be most or least important to be added to the service.

Epic Games
Currently, the Fortnite Crew service includes an exclusive skin, some V-Bucks and a free battle pass.

The question itself features a wide range of choices. Some are simply new ways to purchase Fortnite Crew subscriptions, like the ability to buy the service in retail stores and multi-month options.

There are also more gameplay-centric choices, including everything from custom matchmaking options to cosmetics that show off how long you’ve had a subscription. Beyond that, there’s even a choice for a monthly physical mailer with additional rewards outside of what’s given digitally.

Despite this development, it remains to be seen if the company will actually implement any changes. While this survey might indicate that the company is, at the very least, open to adding features to the service, it’s important to remember that it’s not a guarantee that they will.

Currently, the service includes a free battle pass, an exclusive Crew pack, 1000 V-Bucks and an exclusive Member’s Only emote (at least for a limited time), so the implementation of any one of the features listed in the leaked survey would be a welcome addition, especially after its rocky start.

For any updates regarding new features in the Fortnite Crew service and Fortnite in general, keep it locked to Dexerto.