Maria "Chica" Lopez has announced her exit from Team SoloMid (TSM), almost two years after she signed.
The popular Fortnite content creator, who has 1.1 million followers on Twitch, was signed at the height of Fortnite's success, joining among others Daequan "Daequan" Loco, Ali "Myth" Kobani, and Darryle "Hamlinz" Hamlin on the most recognisable roster in the game.
Chica took to Twitter to reveal the reasons for her departure, citing an inability to agree on "mutually beneficial terms" that would have allowed for a contract renewal.
(Picture: Maria Lopez)
"The future is bright & doors are now open for new & exciting opportunities!" she assured her fans. "I’m not sad. You shouldn’t be sad either!"
Left TSM...— Chica (@TSM_Chica) September 2, 2020
TSM thanked Chica for her two years of service and wished her well in the future.
"Thank you for everything you've done over the last 2 years. We wish you nothing but the best in your future endeavors."
Whether Chica signs for another org is not yet clear, from her statement you can gleam that she may have wished to stay if the terms were satisfactory, with TSM may be less willing to pay her the wages they signed her when interest in Fortnite was at its highest.
Interestingly after revealing that she was now a free agent, she tweeted that she had "0 sponsors," suggesting that TSM may have been responsible for more than just her wages.