Matt Pryor
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Fortnite World Cup Runner-Up Rojo Retires

Dave "Rojo" Jong sits on stage at the Esports Campus Amsterdam in his Smash Esports jersey
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A former $1.25 million-dollar-winner in the Fortnite scene retires from competition.


Dave Jong — better known in the Fortnite scene as “Rojo” — has announced his retirement from the Battle Royale game today. The Dutch player became reputable following his 2019 Fortnite World Cup performance. He and then-duo partner Jaden “Wolfiez” Ashman finished second behind winners Emil “nyhrox” Bergquist Pedersen and David “aqua” Wang.

After a three-year run, Rojo says goodbye to the game that made him several million dollars wealthier and a respected figure within the European region.

Rojo Quits Competitive Fortnite

The two-time Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS) Finalist took to Twitter with his decision:

“Quitting competitive Fortnite, can't spend all my time on competing and I don't like half a**ing things. Might coach one or two duos depending on how well I know you and your goals as players.”

It's an abrupt end to an otherwise enviable career for Rojo. While he struggled for the most part after the Fortnite World Cup, that performance alone is historic. Rojo and Wolfiez punched a ticket to the event in the last week of Qualifiers. They journeyed to New York City, earning 47 points across six matches to take second out of 100 teams. Rojo and Wolfiez split $2.25M USD and gained legendary status in Fortnite history.

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The now-retired Rojo traveled to TwitchCon shortly after the World Cup, where he finished fourth alongside Martin “MrSavage” and Richard “KingRichard” Nelson. Unfortunately, he failed to reach the FNCS Finals since Chapter 2 Season 4. Based on his tweet, it seems Rojo might step into a coaching role if an opportunity arises.

Otherwise, his mind for the game could land him with an esports organization as an official coach. We'll have to see what awaits Rojo on the horizon as competitive Fortnite sees another accomplished figure call it a career.

Feature Image: SMASH Esports

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