More and more gaming organizations are dropping their Fortnite talent. Ballatw thinks he knows why.
Arten ‘Ballatw’ Esa is one of the most respected Fortnite casters and analysts in the business. He’s incredibly knowledgeable about all aspects of the game and routinely offers easily-digestible tips to his fans through his VoD (video-on-demand) reviews.
Recently, quite a few competitive organizations seem to be neglecting to re-sign their competitive Fortnite talent. This came to the forefront of gaming news on January 20 when Ghost Gaming moved on from Justin ‘Kayuun’ Ha, Zander ‘Thwifo’ Kim, and Christain ‘Snood’ Hastle.
Ballatw took to Twitter to express his opinion on the matter, blaming the lack of official Fortnite broadcasts as the reason that these organizations are pulling out of the genre.
After a flurry of replies, Balla went on to clarify his stance in a follow-up tweet, “Jesus guys, no, this isn’t the only factor, no Ghost did not drop people BECAUSE of that and every situation is obviously unique. It’s just one of many instances of orgs dropping and players not resigning that has occurred after official broadcasts stopped.”
Balla is right, here. Several other organizations have been failing to resign their Fortnite players in recent months. TSM parted ways with Clouds and Herrions at the beginning of the month. Both players are now free agents.
These decisions clearly aren’t fueled by the lack of talent, either. Harrison ‘Psalm’ Chang, who placed second in the Fortnite World Cup solo competition, also parted ways with his organization, CLG Gaming, this month.
Organizations seem to be divesting in competitive Fortnite as a whole. At the same time, content creators appear to be safe. The lack of high-profile Fortnite tournaments, at least, seems to be the driving factor behind these decisions.