Natus Vincere announced earlier this week they will be releasing Levi “LnueF” Edelijn and Quinten “Quinten” van der Zijpp from their team as a result of the organization’s decision to disband their Fortnite esports team.
NaVi unveiled their Fortnite team in January 2019, when they signed Viggo “Bowman” Hahnsson and Daniel “AlphaAmons” Johansson as the original two members of the team.
The Swedish duo left the roster on July 24, 2019, when they were replaced by the Dutch pair of LnueF and Quinten, who represented NaVi at the 2019 Fortnite World Cup. There they achieved a respectable 44th place, which yielded them US $100,000 in prize money.
The duo continued playing together but failed to achieve any noteworthy results. They competed in the Season X Fortnite Champion Series but failed to qualify for the Season X Grand Finals.
As far as individual results are concerned, LnueF earned a 25th-place finish in Solo cash cup/Europe/Week 7 and a 41st-place finish at the War Legend: Happy Hamlet – Invitational. His teammate, Quinten, also participated at War Legend, where he finished 37th.
The NaVi’s decision to disband their team surfaced on Tuesday, October 29 on their official website, where Mykhailo “M1ke” Palamar left a statement explaining the reasons behind the decision.
According to Palamer, NaVi’s exit from the competitive Fortnite scene is due to the unprofitability of the title and a lack of financial support from Epic Games.
He made specific mention of the Fortnite World Cup, which had strict rules regarding the number of sponsors allowed and the size of their logos. Furthermore, Palamar revealed some sponsors were outright banned by Epic Games.
Epic has not yet released any statements on the matter.