Three years past the signing of first Fortnite duo, Virtus.pro decided to temporarily leave the discipline.
Sergey Glamazda, CEO of Virtus.pro:
“Leaving the discipline was a tough decision to make, as we had a team of very talented and charismatic people. I’m not only talking about the players, but content creators, managers, and everyone involved. Not to mention that I’ve always been happy with our sports performance.
There are several reasons for this outcome.
- Firstly, the Fortnite ecosystem mostly revolves around players. Competitive scene and Creator Code feature are turning organizations into something unnecessary.
- Secondly, the audience of this game mostly consists of very young people, which is not necessarily a good thing when it comes to sponsorship deals. And some categories of sponsors are straight-up denied by the publisher.
The situation can always change and we can come back to Fortnite. But as of now, I’d like to thank our fans who supported us all the way and also the players who brought us a lot of joyful memories and highlights.”
Virtus.pro entered Fortnite on July 19 2018 by signing 7ssk7 and Jamside duo. To this date, VP players have earned approximately $387,000 in winnings, won several tournaments, took part in Fortnite World Cup Finals in 2019, and taught Ivan Urgant how to play Fortnite.