The UK controller king has signed to an esports organization.
After Lazarus Esports disbanded their entire Fortnite roster, many talented players became free agents at the drop of a hat. Players like Nate “Kreo” Kou and Jordan “Crimz” Herzog were just two of multiple Lazarus Esports members that no longer had an organization to represent them. The most significant free agent, however, to come out of the Lazarus Esports disbandment was none other than Jaden “Wolfiez” Ashman.
The young and supremely talented UK controller player finished in second at the Fortnite World Cup alongside former organizational teammate Dave “Rojo” Jong. Wolfiez quickly became a millionaire and also the hottest European free agent in Fortnite before finally signing with another organization.
Excel Esports Acquire Wolfiez
Earlier today, Wolfiez officially announced his signing with United Kingdom-based organization Excel Esports. The revelation came alongside a highlight package of Wolfiez’ World Cup experience and numerous impressive Fortnite clips. Wolfiez won $1.125M USD and received a lot of media attention as a result. Excel Esports captures some of the appearances Wolfiez made on programs like Good Morning Britain. With no former history in Fortnite, Excel Esports are beginning this endeavor with one of the world’s best players.
Success Beyond the World Cup
We all know how successful Wolfiez was at the Fortnite World Cup as it encompasses the majority of his notoriety. However, we can’t forget about his success as a two-time FNCS Finalist. Although he missed the finals in Season X, he finished runner-up with Benjy “benjyfishy” Fish, Kyle “Mongraal” Jackson and Nathan “Nayte” Berquignol in squads. He partnered up with Kevin “LeTsHe” Fedjuschkin for the Chapter 2 Season 2 FNCS, finishing in 27th overall. Wolfiez’ success has also translated into solos where he two Solo Cash Cup wins to his credit. Wolfiez also journeyed from the UK to Anaheim, California for the DreamHack Anaheim event, where he took 22nd place. Amongst some heavy-hitters like Mongraal, Benjyfishy and MrSavage, Wolfiez is right there at the top.
Fortnite Roadmap Equals More Organizational Interest?
We previously stated that Excel Esports has never possessed a Fortnite roster, so the acquisition of Wolfiez is at least intriguing. Yesterday, Epic Games released a detailed roadmap of competitive Fortnite’s future. We now know that FNCS tournaments will continue. The developers are hopeful that they will produce a Fortnite World Cup in 2021. The signing of Wolfiez might be the beginning of Excel Esports in Fortnite, with so many talented players out there. Europe possesses the highest prize pools across all seven competitive regions. There’s an incentive for Excel Esports to continue signing players from that region.
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