Man City signs top Fortnite player Setty
Manchester City Esports has signed Polish Fortnite top player Iwo "Setty" Zając. The two-time Fortnite Championship Series (FNCS) winner was welcomed by Erling Haaland among other club personalities.
Who is Setty?
The 20-year-old has been competing in Fortnite since 2019, steadily rising the ranks and winning the odd European event in either duos or squads with various Polish stacks over the years. His breakthrough came in 2021, winning the FNCS Chapter 2 Season 8 European Grand Finals - followed by a close second place at the FNCS Grand Royale Grand Finals.
Also capable of pulling off solo victories, Setty won Dreamhack Summer 2022 in Jonköping, Sweden. With almost $1.1 million in prize pool earnings, he ranks in the top 20 of most winning Fortnite players in the competitive history of the game.
The best duo in Fortnite?
Together with his duo partner Michał "Kami" Kamiński, Setty has formed the arguably best duo in Fortnite esports. They won the pinnacle competition FNCS in 2022 and narrowly missed out on the repeat victory in 2023, lading in second place at the Global Finals in November last year.
For over three years, the two have teamed up as a duo, counting among the longest-standing partnerships in the competitive scene. Their partnership's longevity is particularly impressive due to Fortnite's inherent nature as a competitive title. Fortnite frequently switches patches and gameplay features that have historically injected a lot of volatility into the esport.
In his entry interview for the club, Setty named the reason why he thinks they have been able to play together at the highest level for so many seasons. "I think we’re very good at adaptability," Setty said, explaining their their ability to change playstyles from passive to aggressive, incorporating new guns and switching up positions had been crucial to their success.