Breso, a Fortnite controller player, won the Fortnite Summer Smash at the Australian Open. Pro players have reacted to his victory.
Being a Fortnite controller player comes with a fair bit of criticism – especially at the top levels. High-level Fortnite players tend to look down on aim assist in the game, along with the players who use it.
Over the weekend, an unknown Fortnite pro by the name of Breso became the first controller player to win a Fortnite LAN tournament. As you might expect, the professional community had a few choice words for him.
The reviews were mixed, but a lot of keyboard and mouse players didn’t like that a controller player got first place.
Jonathan ‘YungCalculator’ Weber went so far as to suggest that players should ban all controller players from practice servers – although he was likely joking.
Some players were more pointed with their feedback. Hampus ‘beehive’ Johnsson claimed that controller players can “build the same as PC but with 100% consistent aim and no bloom.”
It wasn’t all negative towards the controller pro. Fellow controller player Dominick ‘UnknownxArmy’ Green stuck up for Breso in several tweets.
Unknown went on to ask, “Is the uprising of controller players due to aim assist or is the best of the best from a console community full of grinders (way more players than MNK) making their way onto PC?”
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This is a fair question. Is aim assist really the culprit, or does unlocking the FPS of a PC make the difference between winning and losing as a controller player.
Evan ‘Cented’ Barron expressed his condolences to Fortnite controller players waking up to the hate on Twitter.
Although a controller player walked away with the victory, keyboard and mouse players still dominated the competition – as always. Still, the aim assist debate will continue to rage on.
Should Epic nerf aim assist just because one controller player won one tournament? Many controller players use a console, which is extremely limited when compared to the capabilities of a PC. Should these players be further hamstring because a few competitive players are making some noise?
The answer, in my opinion, is no. Let us know what you think in the comments.