Fortnite Upsets Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Fans After Featuring Neymar Jr. in Latest Collaboration

Published 03/14/2021, 3:00 PM EDT


Epic Games has introduced various exciting collaborations to Fortnite in Chapter 2 Season 5. With Ant-Man being the latest addition, Epic is ready to close out the current season. However, right before players gear up for Season 6, Epic might have one last collaboration planned.

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Reports suggest that Neymar Jr. might be getting his own custom bundle in Fortnite. His reply to Epic’s tweet announcing the new bundle added fuel to this rumor’s fire. While many of his fans and those who play the Battle Royale game are excited, the collab ended up upsetting a large chunk of Neymar’s fans.

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For the uninitiated, Neymar is a prolific Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player. He has gone up against professionals with stellar records and made them kneel with his gameplay. However, the fans he has managed to acquire in his years of gaming have now turned against him for joining the Fortnite camp.

Fans react to the Neymar x Fortnite collaboration

Neymar Jr. reached the Master Guardian 1 rank while peaking in CS:GO. His Latin-American fan base loved to watch the soccer star stream on Twitch while he played the popular FPS game. Not only CS fans, but his soccer fans also supported him in his gaming endeavors.

One too many times, the Brazilian soccer star has also expressed his love for Epic’s Battle Royale game. However, a collaboration on such a large scale has seemed to upset his fans.

While some fans are indeed taken aback by this move, there are various others who are extremely excited to see their idol be a part of a popular game. His collaboration also caught the attention of GrefG, the Spanish Twitch streamer who recently set the record for most viewers at a point in time on a Twitch stream.

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GrefG invited Neymar to play duos with him in what could be another record-breaking stream on Twitch if the soccer star agrees to the proposal.

As more and more content creators and celebrities move away from Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, the game’s fate is close to being sealed. However, CS:GO fans still believe that the game has a few years left in it. Fortnite is not the best alternative to CS:GO and therefore, players are going over to Valorant.

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If Neymar still has a thing for FPS games, maybe fans can see him take up Riot’s FPS game too.

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Shwetang Parthsarthy

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Shwetang Parthsarthy is an eSports author at EssentiallySports. His love for arguments and games has led him down two paths: being a law student and writing about the world of gaming since 2017. What started as a teenage hobby in the relatively small mobile gaming world with FPS games like Critical Ops and Call of Duty: Mobile, has grown into a professional pursuit with EssentiallySports.

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