PSG TNA exits competitive Fortnite citing economic reasons
Another prominent Fortnite organization has left the competitive scene.
Paris St. Germain (PSG) x Team New Age (TNA) has withdrawn from competitive Fortnite following an announcement from the organization. The popular France-based football club and rising esports organization partnered in 2022, fielding an impressive roster filled with talent. However, due to economic constraints, PSG TNA says it can no longer remain in Fortnite.
The end of an era: PSG TNA leaves Fortnite
The team’s official Twitter account released a statement regarding the closure of its Fortnite competitive division.
“We want to express our deepest gratitude to our incredible Fortnite players and staff who have been an integral part of PSGTNA’s journey. Their dedication, talent, and relentless pursuit of excellence have made us proud every step of the way.
To our amazing fans, we cannot thank you enough for your unwavering support throughout our time in Fortnite. Your passion and enthusiasm have been the fuel that propelled us forward, and we are eternally grateful for every moment shared together.”
It’s an unfortunate outcome for a partnership that began just over a year ago. Team New Age founder and CEO Aaron Kirshenberg posted a video on his Twitter explaining what led to the end of PSG TNA in Fortnite.
“The economic situation in Fortnite and esports right now just does not make sense to continue how we are currently operating,” he said.
While he hopes to continue working in the Fortnite scene, the future is unclear.
FNCS Champions hit free agency
As a result of PSG TNA ending its Fortnite journey, many talented players have become free agents. The most recognizable name amongst the bunch is Muz, a three-time Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS) winner.
Also on that list are rising stars Yumi and Kewl, who took first in FNCS Chapter 3 Season 3 for NA West. These three players, Blake, Jayth, and OliverOG have become the latest Fortnite free agents.
The future is uncertain, with so few organizations remaining in competitive Fortnite. Many have exited due to economic reasons in esports and an inability to make Fortnite profitable.
However, organizations such as Dignitas and Tundra Esports have remained afloat. There is still hope with these two and a few others keeping Fortnite alive from an esports brand standpoint.