Team Kaliber is the latest esports organisation to announce that it will be joining the world of competitive Fortnite.
The team will be led by the relatively unknown “Frankiieee”, a Fortnite streamer that currently boasts 6,000 followers on streaming platform Twitch.
Frankiieee was already a member of Team Kaliber, working as a content creator. However, he will now become the official Captain of Team Kaliber’s Fortnite roster.
Fellow streamers Yohan, TantricThrower and JonnyK join Frankiieee.
Team Kaliber’s Fortnite roster was announced via a video posted on the organisation’s social media profiles on Friday, 10 August. The video showcased the talents joining the roster and the kind of play that they’re capable of.
— TEAM KALIBER (@TeamKaliber) August 11, 2018
Fortnite’s emerging esports scene
Fortnite still has a long way to go to match the competitive scenes of games like League of Legends, Dota 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. However, it’s certainly on the right track.
Epic Games announced in May that it would spend $100m on competitive Fortnite prize pools over the next year. That has provided plenty of incentive for organisations to put together teams of top talent to compete in upcoming tournaments.
Many of the world’s most popular organisations have already put together rosters. Team Kaliber will be going up against the likes of 100 Thieves, Team Liquid, Cloud9, Fnatic and Echo Fox in competitive Fortnite in the future.
The resurgence of Team Kaliber
This is the latest step in the resurgence of Call of Duty veterans Team Kaliber, a team that has had a disappointing few years prior to 2018.
However, the team has gone from strength to strength this year. It came fourth in the Call of Duty Pro League Stage 1, before finishing top of Stage 2 to take home a $210,000 prize. Team Kaliber claimed a victory at the New Orleans Open and the Dallas Open along the way.
The organisation will be hoping that it can repeat its CoD feats in Fortnite’s competitive scene.