When Epic Video games’ Fortnite first got here out of the gate in 2018, it turned a cultural phenomenon in contrast to absolutely anything we had seen earlier than. Kids and adults alike have been enthralled with the emotes and dances portrayed inside the sport. Now, after initially seeding the title with a $100M USD esports occasion, prize cash has come down annually, and with that, some would say the morale of the esports participant base.
Nevertheless, after initially placing $17M into the 2020 Fortnite Champions Sequence, Epic Video games added one other $3M for 2021. Previous to the addition of the $3M in funds to the upcoming aggressive season, particularly the Fortnite Champions Sequence, some professionals within the scene had voiced their issues over what they perceived to be a discount of prize cash (as Epic Video games had not formally introduced a prize pool for 2021).
Former Cloud9 Fortnite skilled participant Christian “Criz” Rizk believes that it wasn’t essentially the addition of funds that he and different gamers have been in search of from Epic, however a exhibiting of understanding about aggressive integrity issues beforehand introduced ti Epic Video games’ consideration.
“I believe the announcement was a extremely good step ahead, particularly exhibiting they’re banning issues like Shockwaves, rift fish, and so forth.,” Rizk mentioned. “I believe the adjustments are nice, however an important factor to me was the explanation for the adjustments, which they talked about they needed to proceed to hearken to and enhance with group suggestions on plenty of adjustments. I believe the weblog submit confirmed plenty of hope that they may work via their rising pains of the previous and hopefully make the way forward for Fortnite esports higher or extra clear.”
One of the outstanding Fortnite coaches within the house, Arab (actual title unknown), who has coached many top-level gamers, agrees.
“Fortnite is headed in the appropriate route after Epic’s weblog submit. Sending the sport again to a skillful meta that requires really pondering. Listening to the participant’s voices and eradicating console FNCS is certainly the appropriate transfer,” Arab mentioned. “I believe shifting all the cash to grand finals is the best way it ought to be, however I believe the subsequent step for Epic is giving us a non-money based mostly rank system, a system the place folks need to grind to be the very best to not take advantage of cash.”
So whereas the $3M addition in funds was necessary to the gamers, it wasn’t an important change gamers needed to see. The Fortnite professionals actually appear to easily need extra of a voice in shaping the Fortnite aggressive ecosystem and with this newest from Epic, issues appear to be not off course.