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Fortnite pro Issa announces highly anticipated comeback

Published: 6/Jun/2021 23:41

by Nick Farrell


One of the most beloved names within the competitive Fortnite community, Issa, has announced he will be returning to the game in the near future after a lengthy break due to multiple injuries. 

Once upon a time, Issa “Issa” Rahim was one of the most recognizable names in Fortnite, as the young controller player was one of the 100 players to qualify for the Fortnite World Cup.

However, since 2019 Issa has faced a series of trials and tribulations within Fortnite and outside of the game. Forced into retirement after battling wrist injuries back in December of 2020, fans are delighted to hear that he is eyeing a comeback in the coming month.


Issa and Kamo finished ninth during the ESL Katowice event

Issa making a comeback

Issa retired from Fortnite in 2020 after numerous wrist injuries held him back from playing without being in excruciating pain, and he has noted on Twitter that it was not due to the way he grips his controller, but from a freak accident outside.

Unfortunately, there was a fire truck lifted above where he was working, and a piece of the bumper fell off and caused damage to Issa’s hands which has caused long-lasting effects.

Now, the former Ghost Gaming streamer has announced that he is eyeing a return to the game anytime between July 9-11, 2021 and this was a nice sight to see from the competitive community.


Finishing top 40 in the solo portion of the Fortnite World Cup, Issa was one of the first controller players we saw make some noise in major Fortnite events. With notable results such as ninth in the ESL Katowice LAN event with his duo partner, Kamo, the Fortnite veteran is also a beloved member of the community.

With other players such as Tom “72hrs” Mulligan also experiencing their fair share of wrist injuries in the past, it is encouraging to see Issa have another go at Fortnite in the near future, and it will be interesting to follow his journey back into the game in Season 7.


But, at this time, we do not know if Issa is going to be trying his hand at competitive right away, or simply creating content for his YouTube and Twitch.