Tfue continues to blame controller players in Fortnite, even though he’s getting beamed by PC players.
Another day, another controller vs. keyboard and mouse debate. This has to be one of the most played-out rivalries in all of gaming, but here we are.
Last night was the Fortnite Streamer Bowl, featuring some of the biggest names in the game and in the NFL. The competition was one of the more entertaining Fortnite tournaments in recent memory, with Clix and Tarik Cohen coming out on top.
Tfue was a standout performer in the competition. He and Kyler Murray placed second, as the streamer fell victim to a 200-IQ trap play from Clix in the final game.
You can take a look at the best moments from the Streamer Bowl here. This article isn’t about that. It’s about Tfue’s inclination to blame controller players for all of his problems.
Tfue has a large role of turning “he’s on controller” into a full-blown meme. We saw this play out perfectly in the Streamer Bowl, as he got beamed and immediately blamed Aydan or Nickmercs. You know, a controller player.
When the broadcast panned-out, we saw Symfuhny was the one who shot him. Cue the Curb music.
This isn’t the first time that we’ve seen Tfue inaccurately accuse a controller player of shooting him. I’m sure that we see it all the time, but he called Bugha a controller player when they met in pubs last week.
Bugha, one of the top players in the game, had the audacity to be accurate with his shots. Tfue, clearly impressed, called Bugha a mobile player. Obviously, someone on keyboard and mouse couldn’t hit these shots, right?
There are some broken mechanics to the controller in Fortnite. Have you seen those clips of players aiming without touching their sticks? That’s a problem. Controller players aren’t above criticism. It has nothing to do with destroying people from range, however.
Tfue named Nickmercs and Aydan as possible players who beamed him during the Streamer Bowl. I could be wrong, but I’m pretty sure that both of these players use Linear aim assist. Aiming from range with this setting is far more difficult than aiming with a mouse.
Sometimes, you just get lasered. It happens no matter what input you’re using. This game has bloom, which means you will get lucky and unlucky.
Obviously, Tfue isn’t alone. He’s just the biggest and best example of a player blaming all of their problems on controller players.
I’ll give it to you: there are some issues with using a controller on Fortnite. Still, it’s like people disregard the fact that players on keyboard and mouse have nearly every advantage in the book when facing a controller player.
There’s some nuance to be had, here, which is tough for the internet. People seem to be in either the “nerf controller players” or “stop complaining” camps. The truth lies somewhere in the middle.
You can’t deny, though, that it hurts your argument when Tfue complains about controller players every time he gets shot.