Jack “CouRage” Dunlop returned to the casting desk recently to commentate the Fortnite Summer Skirmish, and while fans loved him, they weren’t so polite about his co-commentator ‘Zeke’.
CouRage is now a full time streamer and member of OpTic Gaming, but was previously a full time caster for MLG until early 2018, where he was a fan favorite.
When the opportunity to cast his new favorite game, Fortnite, came along, CouRage snapped it up, travelling to LA to co-commentate Summer Skirmish Epic Games video editor, known as Zeke.
CouRage received plenty of praise for his professional and entertaining casting – familiar to Call of Duty esport fans. But some were very critical of Zeke’s casting, even calling for him to be off the broadcast, so CourRage has spoken up in his defense.
During a recent live stream, CouRage took a moment to make everyone aware that this was one of Zeke’s first ever casts, and by day he is a video editor for Epic.
“Zeke, who was my co-caster, you guys might not even know this, but that was literally like his fifth time on broadcast. During the week he’s a video editor for Epic, but he’s that passionate about wanting to become a caster, that they’re offering him and opportunity.
When I was on my fifth time ever casting I was total shit. Zeke is a better caster than I was at that time in my career. […] He’s still getting the hang of things, don’t count him out, he needs more experience and he knows that. But to say he’s shit and this and that, it’s just not fair.”
It’s not clear if CouRage will be heading back out to Los Angeles to cast this weekend’s Summer Skirmish, but he did go on to say that he looks forward to casting with Zeke again.
The tournament is broadcast live on Fortnite’s official Twitch channel, and is expected to take place this weekend again on Friday and Saturday (August 3-4).
Considering how good CouRage was on his first week, fans will hope to see him and Zeke back at it together soon, and with his tutelage and experience, Zeke should become a great caster in no time.