Could the legendary duo be returning to competitive Fortnite?
Former professional Fortnite players Dennis “Cloakzy” Lepore and Turner “Tfue” Tenney might return to the game they once dominated based on a tweet sent out yesterday evening. It was Cloakzy who extended the invitation to his long-time Fortnite duo partner Tfue.
The Return of Cloakzy and Tfue?
The multiple-time Fortnite Champion posed a simple question to Tfue. “yo @TTfue FNCS or what,” asked Cloakzy. Epic Games is currently hosting the fourth-ever Fortnite Champion Series with a $5 million prize pool.
Tfue has yet to respond to the inquiry, nor has he liked the tweet. However, the mere possibility that these two could reunite in competitive Fortnite could very well reach astronomical numbers on Twitch. Although Fortnite is no longer as popular as it once was, the return of Cloakzy and Tfue would bring eyes back to the game without question.
The two former FaZe Clan teammates notably became one of the best duos in Fortnite history after claiming the Fall Skirmish Championship. Their dominance, coupled with insane viewer counts, elevated them to unfathomable heights as Fortnite: Battle Royale players.
Where Did Cloak and Tfue Go?
Fortnite Chapter 2 - Season 1 spelled the end for Cloakzy from a competitive standpoint. He and Fortnite Champion Series teammates Khanada, Fiber and Tfue reached the Grand Finals in squads, finishing in seventh place. The crafty veteran has not competed in a single Fortnite tournament since. Cloakzy has not streamed the popular Battle Royale game since June. It was undoubtedly a quiet exit, but Cloak would find success in other games.
Tfue, on the other hand, continued competing in Fortnite tournaments. After watching his former duo partner exit the game, Tfue found a new teammate in top controller player Scoped. These two meshed well instantly and eventually reached FNCS Chapter 2 - Season 2 Grand Finals, where they finished in 16th place. Tfue continued competing in trios the following season but veered away from Fortnite due to Epic’s willingness to stick with solos as the flagship format. The former FaZe Clan member switched to Call of Duty: Warzone and never looked back.
Will This Reunion Actually Happen?
Cloakzy’s tweet regarding the FNCS could be impression farming. He and Tfue have, by all accounts, not played Fortnite a whole lot as of late. The game has evolved significantly since either stepped foot in the competitive scene. It’s possible that Cloak and Tfue would not take the competition exceptionally seriously If they did return. They would need to find a third teammate to fulfill the trios format as well. An obvious choice would be Tfue’s former duo partner - Scoped - who responded to Cloakzy’s tweet.
Although Scoped is currently playing with Tuexy and HighSky, I wouldn’t rule out the possibility of him joining the two Fortnite legends. It would all depend on how serious Scoped is taking competitive Fortnite this season. As previously mentioned, the viewership numbers could be outrageous if this reunion did come to fruition. Scoped might not want to miss out on the opportunity. He and Tfue already have chemistry as a duo and could work Cloak in with ease.
Another possibility could be Nick “NICKMERCS” Kolcheff, who allegedly suggested the FNCS endeavor during his Warzone stream yesterday alongside Cloak and Tfue. He, too, responded to Cloakzy’s tweet.
Seeing these three players team up for an FNCS run would provide some fantastic content. A lot of fans and pro players alike would enjoy the return of Cloak and Tfue. Especially their former squads teammate and Team SoloMid member — Leon “Khanada” Khim. He took to Twitter, urging the two Fortnite veterans to follow through.
Hopefully, Cloak and Tfue will make a run at FNCS Chapter 2 - Season 4. It may be a long shot to consider, but if Ninja can find his way back to Fortnite, there’s no reason these two can’t. The third and final FNCS Qualifier begins this Friday for the NA East region. We will be glued to our Twitch notifications to see if Cloakzy and Tfue go live with Fortnite for old time’s sake.