Team Liquid has announced its new professional Fortnite: Battle Royale roster, following Epic Games’ pledge to invest $100 million into competitive Fortnite over the next year.
The four- man roster will see former FaZe Clan player Thomas “72hrs” Mulligan team up with Adam “Strafesh0t” Crawford, Ryan “Chap” Chaplo and Jake “Poach” Brumleve.
The news was announced on the Team Liquid Twitter page yesterday. The post was accompanied by a video introducing each of the new players.
Of course, those who regularly watch Fortnite on streaming platform Twitch won’t need introductions. Team Liquid have signed some of the best Fortnite streamers available ahead of what is to be an extremely competitive season.
“Our four man squad is already making waves within the competitive community, scrimming daily and honing their skills for tournaments to come. We can’t wait to bring our experience and resources to this new title.”
The organisation is no newbie to the professional esports scene. Team Liquid currently competes in more than 10 major esports titles. Their current teams including League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Dota 2.
Ahead of the game
The industry is tipping Fortnite to be the next big thing. The game doesn’t yet have an established esports scene. However, Epic’s investment should allow for rapid growth over the next 12 months.
Team Liquid said:
“The Battle Royale title is taking 2018 by storm with the biggest streamers on Twitch, a budding competitive scene, and a recent dedication of $100,000,000 in esports prize money from developer EPIC Games.”
Team Liquid isn’t the first major organisation to announce a Fortnite roster. Team SoloMid, arguably North America’s best League of Legends team, unveiled their Battle Royale squad back in February. Likewise, FaZe Clan also plans to compete in Fortnite, having confirmed their team in March.
Echo Fox, another big LoL team, has confirmed plans to put a team together.