Australian Fortnite sensation Elliott ‘Muselk’ Watkins has followed in the steed of Harley ‘MrFreshAsian’ Campbell, joining Luminosity after the disbanding of Click Crew earlier in 2020.
Muselk has found a new home after the Click Crew disbanded earlier in 2020. One of Australia’s biggest names in Fortnite has joined North American organization Luminosity, following former Click member MrFreshAsian.
He was labelled the “God of Fortnite” by Luminosity in their announcement, a title Muselk has coined for himself numerous times over the last few years.
“I’m super excited to be joining Fresh as the newest member of LG,” Muselk said in the July 22 announcement.
Muselk, who has over a million followers on Twitter and almost 10 million subscribers on YouTube, is widely considered to be one of Australia’s most successful gaming content creators.
While he’s not a big hitting pro player dropping dozens of kills in every lobby, he gets up to more creative antics in-game, often working with former Click members like MrFreshAsian and Lannan ‘LazarBeam’ Eacott in his videos.
However, he did joke about being a shoe-in for the Fortnite World Cup later this year. “Epic hand us the trophy right now. Now there’s no way we can lose,” he said.
Campbell, Eacott, and Watkins were all part of the Australian-based content creation house. While Click had a handful of big name talent under their banner, they disbanded in early July. The group last uploaded in April.
Other content creators under the Click banner, like LazarBeam and Kathleen ‘LoserFruit’ Belsten, haven’t found new homes yet.
Muselk was not the only pickup Luminosity made on July 22. They also picked up five other Fortnite pros, including ‘Keys’ and ‘Slackes’, who were suspended for teaming during the Season 2 FNCS tournament.
It marks a massive expansion in Luminosity’s Fortnite arm, which was gutted earlier in 2020 after a number of long-time players left.
Luminosity has a massive signing day that includes some of the top names in Fortnite competitive and content creation.
Luminosity is one of the biggest names in esports, but they seem to have taken a backseat in the Fortnite department over the past year or so. The former LG roster consisted of names top names like Ninja, SypherPK, and Kreo – all of which have moved on from the organization.
Sure, Luminosity had people like Hogman, Kiwiz, and Khuna signed to their roster, but it seemed like a while since the organization made a splash with a big Fortnite signing. At the same time, we’ve been seeing organizations like BBG, FaZe, and NRG sign the biggest names in the game to their teams.
This trend began to change with the signing of Australian YouTuber, MrFreshAsian, but he was only the first domino to fall. On July 22, Luminosity released their massive signing spree, starting with the announcement that they added fellow Australian creator, Muselk, to their roster.
Muselk may be one of the biggest Fortnite creators on the internet, but he was only the first of many signings that Luminosity would announce on July 22. Later in the day, Luminosity announced the signings of Keys, Slackes, Sommerset, Eclipsae, and Jamper.
All of these signings show LG fans that the organization is far from complacent when it comes to Fortnite. In one day, they signed two content creators and a whole squad worth of competitive players.
Several months ago, it seemed like organizations were divesting in Fortnite due to the lack of official tournaments. Well, things have certainly changed since then. Bucke, Kreo, Clix, Slackes, Keys, Jamper, Eclipsae, Calc, and Haz have all been signed within the past month – just to name a few.
Fortnite esports may not be the most competitive game on the planet. It’s far from a game like CS:GO when it comes to an even playing field and competitive mechanics. That being said, it’s incredibly entertaining to watch and the interest from organizations shows that there’s a bright future ahead for the sport. To borrow the words of Jordan Belfort, Fortnite ain’t f***ing leaving.
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Michael Hogman, known as “Hogman” is an American Fortnite player who was playing for Complexity Gaming for over one year. On 16 November, Luminosity Gaming announced that they added Hogman to their roster.
“Came down with a stomach flu mid tournament earlier. Heavy fever and whatnot but just want to say that I am unironically feeling the warm welcome to @Luminosity #LGLOYAL. Thanks for making the announcement really fun”
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