FaZe Clan’s Turner “Tfue” Tenney has revealed that the Fortnite World Cup will be his final competitive tournament.
“I shouldn’t even be playing this shit, I don’t care,” Tfue said on his livestream. “I don’t need the money anyway. I’m just playing it for fun.”
Tfue is one of the most successful players in competitive Fortnite, having won $515,000 over the span of two years and 26 different tournaments. He started out as much of a non-entity in the gaming community but came to fame after the release of the popular battle royale title. His skill, combined with his charismatic personality, brought him a large and faithful fan base, which quickly bolstered his streaming career.
It now appears, though, that despite his success, the struggle of having to compete at a consistently-high level combined with full-time streaming has taken a toll on the player. “I’d rather stream and do bad, than not stream,” Tfue said.
Tfue’s lack of enthusiasm could be a direct result of his on-going health problems. He’s been suffering from issues with his neck, as well as experiencing fatigue. It’s unclear exactly why Tfue plans to retire, however.