Jack 'CouRage' Dunlop has explained why he's left Fortnite for the likes of Among Us.
Former Fortnite favourite Jack "CouRage" Dunlop has explained why he's moved away from Epic Games' battle royale brawler and turned his attention to content creating while playing the likes of InnerSloth's Among Us.
Back in the 2018-2019 season, CouRage was one of the biggest names in the Fortnite scene and even commentated the Fortnite World Cup alongside fellow player Benjamin "DrLupo" Lupo.
Although Dunlop is remembered by some for the old days of commentating Call of Duty for Major League Gaming, others will always associate him with Fortnite. Sadly, the once symbiotic relationship turned sour as he turned his back on the title. In a new video that CouRage has called "long overdue", he explained why he parted ways with Fortnite.
In his latest video, CouRage explained, "Fortnite is a game that changed my life forever. A game that took my life by storm. I fell in love with it right when I played it on day number one.
“The real reason that I, kind of, no longer play Fortnite or quit Fortnite is for many different things. Toward the end of Chapter One, I was already falling out of love with the game. It became more stressful than anything".
CouRage started to move away from Fortnite with Season X's "The End" and has rarely popped back into Chapter Two's map. He continued, "I think it slowly started to diminish post-World Cup. It’s no secret I hated the mechs in Season X.
“I wanted to love Fortnite, but I wasn’t able to. And then you add in things like skill-based matchmaking, which I think was one of the things that completely destroyed my love for the game".
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Earlier this year, CouRage said much of the same. In an interview with Matthew "Nadeshot" Haag, CouRage and DrLupo both lamented their pro Fortnite days. Discussing what it was like, CouRage said, "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".
All in all, CouRage has thrown blame firmly at the door of skill-based matchmaking. It's no secret he's got no love for SBMM, and his latest comments double down on that as he dubbed it "sweaty". Still, he concluded that he'd love to continue working with Epic for years to come.
That being said, CouRage hasn't completely left Fortnite in the dust. Only recently, he was one of the big streamers who joined the fun of The Chipotle Challenger Series. Whether he'll ever go back to Fortnite full-time remains to be seen, but for the time being, he seems happy blasting people to pieces in Call of Duty: Warzone and being sus in Among Us.
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