One of the worst things that can happen when playing video games is celebrating a victory or triumph too early and then paying the awkward price.
The embarrassment of such a situation gets even more amplified when it happens live on stream in front of thousands of viewers.
This was the case for Ali ‘SypherPK’ Hassan, who is a Fortnite: Battle Royale streamer and player for the Luminosity Gaming esports organization.
SyherPK, who is a weekly participant of the ‘Friday Fortnite’ tournament, proved that even the best and most veteran of Fortnite players can find themselves commiting rookie mistakes.
SypherPK was live-streaming Fortnite on Twitch on May 27th and found himself in a 1v1 situation at the end of one of his matches. Judging from the playstyle of his lone opponent, it appeared that the streamer was far more superior and was destined to get the Victory Royale.
As he knocked his opponent down, he did a celebratory emote in-game, figuring that the player’s fall would eliminate him. However, the opponent somehow survived and began shooting at SypherPK from below.
As he quickly tried to regain his attacking position, the platform on which he was standing on was destroyed, and the subsequent fall eliminated him and gave the opponent the unlikely victory.
SypherPK’s hilarious roar of rage at the end of the video was inspired by a mixture of disbelief and embarrassment, as he knew that his large number of viewers had witnessed him commit a cardinal sin in online gaming.
Ironically, the emote that he used prematurely was the new ‘Take 14’ emote, which is a reference to re-shooting another take in filmmaking, much how he had to redo the sequence after initially thinking he had won.
What added insult to injury was when a look at the replay in slow motion revealed that the opponent player’s fall had left him with minimal health, while SypherPK’s fall from about the same height had completely eliminated him.