Team Envy and Fortnite Streamer KingRichard Mutually Part Ways
DALLAS (July 27, 2018) – Team Envy has parted ways with KingRichard, a popular Fortnite Battle
Royale professional player and streamer, from its official roster. The 29-year-old pro gamer
signed with the esports organization in May as Envy entered competitive Fortnite. Team Envy
parent company Envy Gaming, Inc., plans to announce a full Team Envy Fortnite roster in the
near future, which will feature a team of four players.
“As we continue to invest in building a Fortnite roster at Envy, we have mutually agreed to release him from his contract. Richard can pursue playing with pros from other organizations and those he’s already playing with as the Fortnite esports scene continues to develop. We certainly see Richard as a great personality with tons of talent and wish him nothing but the best in the future,” said Mike Rufail, owner and CEO at Envy Gaming.
Fortnite developer Epic Games recently announced plans for a 2018-2019 competitive season
that will feature prize tools totaling upwards of $100 million. Events range from community and
online only competitions to major organized tournaments and culminates with the inaugural
Fortnite World Cup in late 2019. Competitive Fortnite play spans team competitions, as well as
solo and duos events.
KingRichard has recently won UMG’s Friday Fortnite duos event online, partnering often with other big names in gaming including aimbotcalvin and Ninja.
Global interest in Fortnite continues to surge: developers reported the game has 125 million
players and according to data firm Statista consumers viewed more than 126 million hours of
Fortnite content on Twitch last month, making Fortnite the most watched video game on Twitch.
About Envy Gaming
Envy Gaming, Inc. is the owner and operator of popular esports franchise Team Envy and
Overwatch League franchise the Dallas Fuel. Founded as a professional Call of Duty team in
2007, owner Mike Rufail has grown the Dallas-based organization into one of the largest and
most-winning esports groups in the world. Today, Envy Gaming competes, streams and produces
content across multiple different titles including Overwatch, Call of Duty, PUBG, Street Fighter
V, Paladins, FIFA and Fortnite. Envy was named the 2016 Esports Team of the Year.