The competitive Fortnite scene is undoubtedly one of the most complex titles within the esports scene, but with $100m of prizes on the line, it’s also the most lucrative.
Developers Epic Games face the same challenge as every other battle royale style game, how do you find the best in the world when each game has up to 100 players dropping into battle?
When Fortnite started to blow up in popularity, questions started to be asked about how exactly the tournament structure would work, and months after Epic Games announced they’d be putting $100m in of prize money, there still isn’t a defined way quite yet.
As one of the most popular games on the planet, another problem Epic faces is that there is plenty of people attempting to get involved, and with no structure, some of the bigger names in the industry are starting to claim it’s not very inclusive.
Team SoloMid player Myth is one of the most recognizable faces in the competitive Fortnite community due to his popular stream.
During a conversation on November 17 on Twitter, he claimed that the current setup for Fortnite competitive is far from inclusive, using the example of a player who had to stand in the rain for five hours in order to try and play.
Gonna use Emad as an example here
I honor Emad on his courage and strength but I don’t think that we should be overlooking the fact that there may be a large issue with how Fortnite competitive is organized.
Not the most inclusive system in 2018. https://t.co/oNhb6dAK4T
— Myth (@TSM_Myth) November 17, 2018
The conversation initially started after FaZe Clan’s NateHill claimed that he didn’t want to hear people complaining about Epic not allowing ‘little players’ the chance play if they didn’t stand in the rain at 4:30am at PAX.
If you didn’t go to pax and freeze your ass off in the rain at 430 am waiting in line to game. I don’t wanna hear, “epic doesn’t give little people chances to play” There’s also been 2 solo showdowns that they recruited from. Face challenges head on, don’t look for excuses.
— Nate Hill (@NateHillTV) November 17, 2018
What can Epic Games do in order to ensure that the future of Fortnite competitive doesn’t involve standing outside for hours upon hours to show you’ve got what it takes?
Do you agree with Myth that the current system is less than inclusive? Let us know in the comments below.