Den russiske esportsorganisation, Virtus.pro, har afsløret, at de kommer til at trække sig helt fra den professionelle Fortnite-scene. Efter at have sluttet sig til sportsgrenen for tre år siden, da de skrev kontrakt med deres første Duo-hold, så har de besluttet at "temporarily leave the discipline."
I en pressemeddelelse sendt til Gamereactor siger de følgende:
"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," siger Sergey Glamazda, der er CEO hos Virtus.pro.
Glamazda antyder dog lidt at det ikke har været lukrativt for organisationen at have et Fortnite-hold:
"The Fortnite ecosystem mostly revolves around players. Competitive scene and Creator Code feature are turning organizations into something unnecessary. 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."