Zayt Retires From Fortnite Again, This Time for Good?


by in Fortnite | Apr, 21st 2021

One of the more successful Fortnite players, Zayt retires again from the game. He came back to the game earlier this year, and after just a couple of months, he retires again. The NRG Fortnite player has brought a great deal of success to his org through Fortnite, during the boom of success the Battle Royale enjoyed. Alongside rising stars like Bugha and Bizzle, Zayt brought a real spotlight onto Fortnite as it blew up online. So there’s plenty to thank him for if you’re a fan of Fortnite.

Back in March, for example, he espoused the opinion that using a controller in Fortnite is cheating. That aside, it’s time for Zayt to step down again, and he retires for the second time in Fortnite.

The Future is Bright for Zayt:


Zayt and Saf worked together in Fortnite to dominate foes regularly, such as the 80,000 prize in the 2019 Katowice Royale, but it wasn’t always high times for them. Though, when a fourth-place victory is a 1.5 million dollar purse, isn’t that still a big win? We’d like to think so. Back on April 17th, NRG Zayt posted on Twitter his intention to leave the game yet again:

For the people that missed the stream, I will go live for every tournament watching EU/NAE and teaching you guys the game/doing viewing party. When there is no tournaments I’ll go live and do an unranked to radiant on Valorant

It sounds like Zayt enjoys watching the game more than competing now. He’s made quite a bit of money playing Fortnite, and if he can impart his skill onto other up-and-comers in the game, that could only be a positive. The allure of Valorant has claimed another esports pro though. The appeal of Zayt grinding his way from unranked to Radiant is a pretty cool concept, and I’d like to see how he fares in a more serious shooter. 

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