Who is Clix’s new duo? Here’s everything you need to know about Veno!

Fortnite superstar Cody “Clix” Conrod recently split from his former duo, Shane “EpikWhale” Cotton. After competing together the last few seasons, a sub-par FNCS Major 2 Grand Finals result led to this unexpected separation. While EpikWhale has reportedly decided to team with fellow NA player Aidan "Threats" Mong, Clix has chosen to pair up with European Fortnite pro player Veno. 

This article explains everything you need to know about Clix’s new duo.

Who is Veno in Fortnite? Humble beginnings

Harry “Veno” Pearson is prominent in Fortnite’s European competitive scene. Many have proclaimed Veno to be one of, if not the, best players in the region. He began competing in 2019 before eventually making a name for himself in Solo Cash Cups. 

Veno earned his first standout performance in Chapter 2 Season 7, during the FNCS All-Star Showdown. The talented player contended for his first Major tournament victory but came up just short of TaySon, one of the consensus best players in Fortnite history. 

This impressive performance earned Veno $120K and vaulted him into the limelight. With all eyes on this up-and-coming star, Veno began teaming with top-tier players in the European scene. 

Veno earns a pair of FNCS victories

Since breaking through, Veno has earned himself a pair of Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS) victories. The first occurred alongside Fortnite World Cup Champion David “Aqua” Wang in Chapter 3 Season 2. Veno would then split with Aqua and form a duo with fellow top Euro Aleksa “Queasy" Cvetkovic.

Veno and Queasy placed third in FNCS Chapter 3 Season 3, second at the FNCS Invitational 2022, and first in FNCS Chapter 4 Season 2. The pair’s performance in Season 2 had historical significance, as the two earned a Victory Royale in half of their games in the Grand Finals and won by 151 points. 

Veno’s recent Fortnite results and moving to North America

After finding success with Queasy, he and Veno would ultimately split. Veno paired up with TaySon, but the two did not thrive as anticipated. Veno and TaySon finished 11th and 15th in their last two FNCS Grand Finals, signaling the end of their partnership. 

With his eyes set on the FNCS Global Championship 2024, Veno confirmed he and Clix would become a duo for FNCS Major 3. This tournament marks both players’ final opportunity to qualify for the LAN event in Texas this coming Fall. 

As a result, Veno has chosen to relocate to North America and compete with Clix to snatch one of ten spots available in Major 3. Only time will tell if this move proves worthwhile. 

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