One of the top streamers on Twitch, Ali "Myth" Kabbani has been handed a major honor from his home state of Michigan, after his rise to popularity through the Fortnite craze.
Myth was quickly identified as one of the best players and most entertaining streamers, known best for his ridiculous building skills in the popular battle royale game.
The months since the games release in late 2017 have seen Myth, like many other streamers, ascend in the ranks of Twitch's top streamers, as well as growing on YouTube and other social media as well.
To give a sense of just how meteoric the growth of Myth in particular has been, he had less than 30,000 YouTuber subscribers in January of 2018, and now has over 2 million.
Similarly, his Twitch channel has gone from just over 100,000 followers in January, to also over 2 million at the time of writing.
It was his stellar gameplay and popularity on Twitch that saw him recruited by TSM, and now has earned him a very prestigious award from his home city, Dearborn.
Ya boi out here with a citation award from the city. pic.twitter.com/dXHbl7OrkW— Myth (@TSM_Myth) May 2, 2018
Myth has also clarified why exactly he received the award, but didn't go in to too much detail, simply stating that he was recognized as a 'stand up' guy.
"For being a stand up person in the community"— Myth (@TSM_Myth) May 2, 2018
Citation awards are typical in academic settings, to recognize excellency and distinction in a certain field.
Certainly, Myth's ability in Fortnite is worthy of distinction, let alone his role within the community, not just in Michigan of course but the wider internet and streaming community particularly.
You can catch Myth streaming regularly over on his Twitch channel, and hopefully as Fortnite esports develops, will be able to see him compete in major tournaments under the TSM banner.