FaZe Clan streamer Nick ‘NickMercs’ Kolcheff went off on “spoiled” Fortnite pros who have no idea how professional gaming used to be.
Yesterday, March 9, Epic announced the Fortnite Champion Series for Season 2. This will be the first major Fortnite tournament where PC and console players will be competing for individual prize pools.
The news was fantastic for console players, who have been begging for separate lobbies for a long time. Many PC players weren’t so happy, though, when they learned that the console and PC prize pools would be identical for each region.
All of the high-profile Fortnite pros play on PC – both on controller and on mouse and keyboard. The thought process is that PC should have a larger prize pool since the group is largely made up of more skilled players.
NickMercs, a veteran in the pro gaming community, thinks that the mentality of Fortnite pros is evidence that none of them “know about playing for breadcrumbs.”
The streamer ranted about how spoiled the Fortnite pro community has become with their massive prize pools. “They don’t know any better,” he said.
“Bro, they never played for anything but billions of dollars, man,” Nick went on to say. “They’re f**king spoiled. They’re completely spoiled, bro. Guys, for the rest of time, the Fortnite community will – not Fortnite, but any younger, newer game community – they’re always gonna be full of little complaining, little b***hes, man.”
“I’m sitting here, arguing, with little 12-year-olds on Twitter, man, with anime avi’s and s**t, who have, like, no grasp of how things actually work,” Nick told his chat.
Whatever you think about the even prize pool across console and PC, it’s difficult to argue with Nick’s point. Winning $70,000 (the top prize for the EU region) for playing a game from the comfort of your own home would have been unheard of a few years ago.
Nick also took to Twitter to argue with PC pro, Yung Calculator. The former argued that the separation is the first step to separating controller from mouse and keyboard – something that a ton of PC pros have been asking for.
Separating the platforms makes sense on paper, but it’s easy to understand the frustration of some PC pros out there. All of the best players are on PC. Epic should, in theory, give the most money to players with the most skill.
That’s not how things are shaping up for the FNCS. If Nick is right, though, this could be the first step towards controller and M&K having their own tournaments. The low-priced FNCS might be a trial run.