A number of high-profile Fortnite Battle Royale players have made the switch from competitive to streaming, and TSM’s Daequan explained why.

With new updates almost every week, Fortnite Battle Royale changes more than almost any other game on the market with such high notoriety.


Especially with thousands of dollars on the line, competitive players need an insane amount of practice and patience to master a title, however, with these changes, Fortnite is one of the most difficult games to get a solid strategy down.

Daequan, whose stream saw immense growth throughout 2018 and was one of the four original pro players signed to Team SoloMid, participated heavily in a collection of competitive Fortnite tournaments throughout the year.

As time went on, he became less and less attached to the competitive Fortnite community, particularly when the scene started to expand rapidly.

When discussing the “Battle Royale and RNG game craze” on Twitter, Daequan revealed why he actually decided to take a step back from playing Fortnite competitively.

Via Twitter

“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.”

Although the financial incentive to play Fortnite competitively might be there, Daequan adamantly stands behind his decision to quit the scene.

Now that the BRUTE Mechs have been nerfed – although some believe not enough – players might have some mixed feelings on how they think Epic Games wants to proceed with Fortnite competitive.

In our opinion, as long as the massive prize pools and tournaments are still offered, people will continue to play until the developer no longer contributes anything new.

Do you agree with TSM Daequan? Let us know in the comments below!

Writer and reporter for Dexerto.com and FortniteINTEL.com.