Fortnite Pros Announce A New Roster on The Block

Published 04/24/2021, 1:49 PM EDT


Those who keep tabs on the Fortnite community might know that popular pros Unknown and Ops have recently announced their upcoming competitive team. Dominic “Unknown” Green, the pro belonging to the NRG Fortnite roster, and Sardar “Ops” Ghafoor, of the TSM North America roster, recently announced the inception of their competitive team, 1x.

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The pros and proud owners of the nascent competitive team had made a full announcement on their YouTube channel as well as on Twitter. This announcement, furthermore, included names of the pros who have joined the 1x Fortnite roster.

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As of now, the roster includes the fresh talent of the sixteen-year-old pros Moussa “chapix” Fh and Felix “Wakie” Thebo Hortlund. The former has been a Trio FNCS winner as well as the winner of the Cash Cup eight times. The latter, on the other hand, has been an FNCS winner and a World Championship finalist.

With complaints piling about the state of competitive gameplay in Fortnite, looks like there are some pros who are thoroughly hopeful about the title’s competitive ecosystem.

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But why make a new Fortnite roster when you could have joined an elite one instead?

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Recently, the YouTuber and Fortnite streamer, The Fortnite Guy, interviewed Unknown, the co-owner of the team. During the interview, he revealed that Unknown has been the recipient of offers from the likes of TSM and FaZe Clan. However, the pro chose to create his own roster instead.

I’ve gone through the process of being on an org and I enjoyed it for what it was. But I didn’t really like being on a team. I wanted to lead my own team and help out my friends who are struggling with org issues, or help up and coming players into the scene and teach them what I learned.”

It is true that the going gets tough for those new to the competitive scene in any game. The initiative that Unknown and Ops have taken in order to help fresh talent is really impressive.

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While the team did face an unforeseen hiccup with its YouTube channel yesterday, it is all good now. The team had found its YouTube account removed from the platform a day after its nascence. However, it turned out to be an issue with the platform and the 1x YT channel is currently up and running. Best wishes to the roster from our end!

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Samyarup Chowdhury

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Samyarup Chowdhury is an eSports author at EssentiallySports since June 2020. An avid gamer since his childhood, Samyarup has played many titles such as GTA Vice City, IGI, and FIFA, among others. Currently, he is a rather defensive fan of Valorant and the Assassin's Creed franchise.

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