Two of the biggest casters in Fortnite, Jack ‘CourageJD’ Dunlop and Ben ‘DrLupo’ Lupo, discuss why they stopped playing the game.
DrLupo and CourageJD were the dream team of Fortnite casters. Both of them had the big-game voices and the knowledge of competitive Fortnite that pushed them towards casting Fortnite’s biggest competitive events.
The two were sure-ins for the World Cup Grand Finals. Some of the best moments in competitive Fortnite had CourageJD shouting over them. The two were the best ambassadors that the game could have asked for.
Over the past few months, both DrLupo and CourageJD have left Fortnite. Lupo began playing Escape from Tarkov and Courage moved on to Minecraft, Warzone, and a variety of other games.
The two have touched on their move away from Fortnite but recently expanded on the situation on the Courage & Nadeshot Show.
“I played that game from the moment it released,” Courage explained, “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 2018/2019.”
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Courage went on to explain that he doesn’t have the patience for “two-minute-long build battles with skill-based matchmaking for no return.” The “hardcore” nature of Fortnite turned him away from continuously streaming the game.
“It’s tough to play the same thing every single day for forever,” Lupo added. “Let me be super clear: without Fortnite, I would not have been able to do the thing that I did for charity, I would never have been in front of as many people … I still love the game.”
When asked if they would still play Fortnite if it had a robust ranking system, Lupo told Nadeshot, “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 f***ing stir crazy.”
“I would still be very interested in casting Fortnite,” Courage explained, to which DrLupo agreed. “I’m just not super interested in playing.”
Courage went on to explain that the lack of communication, official events, and patch notes put him – and a lot of other players – off when it comes to taking Fortnite seriously.
Both streamers wanted to make it clear that they still love Fortnite, and that they owe part of their success to the game. Right now, though, they’re moving on to other games.
It’s hard to blame these and other players from trying their hand at different games. Many of us have done the same, even if we always return to Fortnite.
Hopefully, this isn’t the last time that we saw Courage and Lupo in a booth together – whether or not they’re casting a Fortnite event.