Fortnite: Clix To Take A Break From Twitch Citing Mental Struggles

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Fortnite: Clix To Take A Break From Twitch Citing Mental Struggles

Cody “Clix” Conrod will enter a streaming hiatus of sorts due to some mental struggles.

NRG Esports player Clix has risen to elite status in the professional Fortnite Battle Royale scene and on the Twitch streaming platform. The 16-year-old’s live streams typically boast anywhere from 20k to 60k viewers on average, making him arguably the most popular personality in Twitch’s Fortnite category. Unfortunately, the young Fortnite star announced today that he would take a break from streaming on account of some recent mental struggles.

Clix Announces Break from Streaming

Clix took to Twitter in the wake of losing his Fortnite Support-A-Creator (SAC) code, having his name removed from featured Creative maps and failing to qualify for the FNCS Season 6 Finals.

“My mental has been really bad lately a lot of mental breakdowns after streams and just playing the game in general, with that being said i'm going to be taking a break from streaming. Hope you guys understand.”

It has been a rough stretch for the young competitor. After sending out an ill-advised tweet weeks ago, the fallout mentioned above put Clix in an unwinnable position. Despite appealing to Epic Games, he never received a response, and the developers have yet to reinstate his SAC code. He has since vowed to act more mature and represent his brand more adequately.

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Clix Struggles to Play Fortnite

The NRG Esports member has been vocal about his conflicts with Fortnite of late, the game that’s helped him achieve fame and fortune. Last week, while sitting inside the top three of the DreamHack Open, a glitch caused Clix’s death in-game. He and his duo partner “Deyy” ultimately lost out on an extra $10K USD because of the incident.

Clix’s Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS) team, which includes fellow professional players Timothy “FaZe Bizzle” Miller and Kyle “SEN Bugha” Giersdorf, lost several spawn fights against a rival team in the FNCS Semi-Finals. The three players would ultimately miss out on the Reboot Round and chance to compete for the Axe of Champions.

Clix has been through the rigor over the last three weeks. At just 16-years-old, he’s been streaming consistently and competing at Fortnite’s highest level since the Fortnite World Cup in 2019. It stands to reason that he’d need some time away, especially considering current circumstances.

Burnout often occurs in gaming from both a competitive and broadcasting standpoint. It seems that years of eight-hour streams while managing to retain a high level of play has caught up with Clix. Hopefully, a hiatus will benefit Clix, and he can return strong when Fortnite Chapter 2 – Season 7 drops in two weeks.

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Matt Pryor
Matt is a graduate of Southern New Hampshire University. He appreciates all esports titles but primarily focuses on Fortnite and Call of Duty. Matt continuously analyzes gameplay and plays the games himself to better understand in-game decisions by the best players in the world.