Jack “CouRage” Dunlop and Ben “DrLupo” Lupo are two of the biggest Fortnite streamers in the industry, but why did the stars decide to stop playing the game?
In case you missed it, CouRage and DrLupo both casted the record breaking Fortnite World Cup (FWC) in 2019.
Fortnite helped many content creators step up their game and experience rise to fame. DrLupo himself admits to this success in a recent appearance on the The CouRage and Nadeshot Show.
But then, nothing stays the same in the streaming industry for too long and so is their commitment to the popular Battle Royale title.
With many fans wanting to know the reason behind, the FWC casting duo then revealed what led them to such a decision.
Repetitive and hard
Matthew “Nadeshot” Haag, co-owner of the gaming organization 100 Thieves and CouRage’s podcast co-host, began the episode with a hilarious yet awkward introduction.
He says the FWC buddies “rinsed it for everything it could give,” with CouRage explaining why he decided to stop playing the BR title.
“I would literally go insane if I was trying to play that game like I once did. I just mentally can no longer do two-minute build battles with skill-based matchmaking for no return. It just doesn’t do it for me anymore.”
DrLupo seemed to echo the sentiments, agreeing:
“[it’s] hard to play the same thing every single day for forever.”
He also compared Fortnite to titular games like Call of Duty, which gets at least a new iteration every year. Further adding:
“the audience became saturated with it as well.”
Fans can’t help but understand their decision to move forward from the game:
“Dr lupo did a good job quiting fortnite it’s dying and they ruined the game pretty much alot of people stop playing fortnite and moved on to ModernWarfare”
“When courage said he didn’t want to spend two minutes build battling in fortnite I felt that LMAO”
“fortnite got boring when they kept on catering to causals. I quit as soon as the mech was in the game during season 10.”
“Fortnite is stale. Epic just kinda let it die”
The podcast proceeded with Lupo revealing that Fortnite gave him the opportunity to have his first ever casting experience.
He also showed off some of the exclusive collectibles he garnered during his time playing the game, such as a Lego Rainbow Smash pickaxe costing him around $5,000.
Still “love” the game
It’s not like the pair are quitting the game because of bad blood. Lupo and Dunlop reassured the audience that they “still love the game.”
Dunlop even added he can see himself going on to play a bit of Fortnite sometimes, but not as much as he did back in 2018.
The duo also expressed interest if another Fortnite casting opportunity presented itself along their way.
So, this may not be the end after all!