Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop and Benjamin ‘DrLupo’ Lupo are two names that have been ever-present in the online gaming community for a long time. Fans absolutely adored the dynamic Fortnite duo playing the game or casting the 2019 Fortnite World Cup Grand Finals.
CouRage began his esports career in 2007. He went on to cast numerous tournaments after earning himself an internship at Major League Gaming in 2014. Later he joined the Call of Duty World League presentation team as a commentator. Thereafter, he pursued a full time streaming career and joined OpTic Gaming as a content creator in 2018. That’s when he began playing Fortnite and started growing his own brand and fanbase. As of now, he is a content creator for 100 Thieves and live-streams regularly on his YouTube channel of more than 2.1 million subscribers.
DrLupo, on the other hand, started off as a Destiny streamer in 2014. He moved into the battle royale genre by way of H1Z1, then PUBG, then Fortnite. He gained massive popularity streaming Fortnite with Ninja and Timthetatman. Throughout 2018, by streaming Fortnite, DrLupo raised over $1.3 million for St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital to benefit children diagnosed with cancer. As of now, he streams daily on Twitch and has surpassed 3.9 million followers on the platform.
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Why Did The Dynamic Duo Quit Fortnite?
DrLupo and CouRage had the ultimate knowledge of competitive Fortnite that propelled them towards casting Fortnite’s biggest competitive events.
While they came for the podcast at “The CouRage and Nadeshot Show,” CouRage explained why he stopped playing Fortnite. He had been playing the game since the moment it was released. He said, “I still love parts of the game and will definitely still go back to it and have fun on it but I would literally go insane if I was trying to play that game like I once did in 2018 or 2019.” He further added that he didn’t have the patience to perform two-minute build battles with skill-based matchmaking.
When asked by Nadeshot if they would still play Fortnite with a robust ranking system, Lupo told, “I can’t say that I would. When I first started streaming I did Destiny 1 for a year and a half, straight Playing the same game every day makes me go crazy.” DrLupo also mentioned how the audience also became saturated watching the same content.
Both of them went on to clarify that they still love Fortnite. They owe part of their success to the game, though they are moving onto newer games.
Why Are Regular Players Quitting The Game?
Some players get unsettled that skill-based matchmaking is still in the game which purportedly makes the game more try-hard and sweaty, thereby making it less fun. Others have been lamenting about the game’s server issues with reported game crashes affecting players, unable to load teammates into a squad despite queueing up for minutes. Some are sad to see the plight of the game considering the number of memories and friendships they made from it.
There is a lack of communication and new content between Epic and the Fortnite fanbase quite evidently.