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Fragster | 17. September 2022

Mitr0 withdraws from Fortnite competition

After four years of competition, well-known Fortnite professional Mitr0 has officially retired. He also left Team Liquid, where he had been for almost two years.

Dmitri “Mitr0” Van de Vrie announced the end of his Fortnite career via Twitter. With his departure, a special time comes to an end as the original Season X trio of Mitr0, Kyle “Mongraal” Jackson and Benjy “Benjyfishy” Fish have all retired from the game they have once dominated.

Mitr0 ends his Fortnite career

As for Mitr0’s reasons for the decision, he stated that he hadn’t felt like competing in the past few years. Shortly before Mitr0’s announcement, Team Liquid officially confirmed that Mitr0 was leaving the organization after joining in January 2020. 

Mitr0’s longtime colleague Mongraal followed by tweeting a short video reminiscing about Chapter 2 Season 4, when Mitr0, Mongraal and Tai “TaySon” Starčič won the Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS) title. In doing so, the trio has achieved something that only a handful of Fortnite players have achieved.

Mitr0’s experience at the Katowice Royale resulted in a 16th and a fifth-place finish in the solo and duo competitions. After teaming up with K1nzell, Khuna and Magin, Mitr0 teamed up with rising star Mongraal ahead of the first Fortnite World Cup.

The legendary trio

In late July 2019, Mongraal and Mitr0 played at the Fortnite World Cup in front of millions of viewers worldwide. Ultimately, the two players settled for sixth place and took home almost half a million dollars. After the World Cup, Mongraal and Mitr0 needed a third teammate for the first FNCS competition.

Finally, the player Benjyfishy joined Mongraal and Mitr0 and many fans will be able to remember the successful times of the three players. Following Chapter 2 Season 4, Mitr0 took a much-needed break from Fortnite and unfortunately struggled to maintain his peak form.

He got some good placements here and there, but only qualified for one FNCS Finals after winning Season 4. His last notable tournament was in Saudi Arabia at the Gamers8 LAN competition. Mitr0 teamed up with veteran Milan and finished 37th out of 50 teams.

What’s next for Mitr0?

Unfortunately, Mitr0 has not clarified how his career will continue and whether he even wants to stay in esports. He hasn’t streamed on Twitch in a month, and in theory, he could be starting a new path like Benjyfishy who has moved to VALORANT. However, how exactly the story goes on for the player will probably show in the near future.

Header: @TeamLiquid | Twitter