NICKMERCS explains why he's changed his mind on Ranked Playlists in Fortnite - Dexerto

NICKMERCS explains why he’s changed his mind on Ranked Playlists in Fortnite

Published: 29/Nov/2018 13:20 Updated: 29/Nov/2018 13:30

by Matt Porter


100 Thieves streamer Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff has revealed why he has changed his mind on the idea of Epic Games adding a ranked playlist to Fortnite Battle Royale.

Kolcheff, who is well known for using a controller on the game when most would agree that it puts him at a disadvantage, has previously voiced his opinion that he doesn’t want Epic Games to add a ranked playlist into the game.

However, after taking part in the Fortnite Winter Royale qualifiers that took place on November 24 and 25, NICKMERCS would now be in favour of a playlist similar to that making an appearance in the game permanently.


Competing in Fortnite’s Winter Royale has flipped NICKMERC’s opinion on ranked playlists.

“I’ll tell you, I wish we could play in those qualifiers right now,” stated the 100 Thieves member. “People have been telling me about these ranked playlists that they want, and for a long time I’ve kind of been against it.

“I see what Epic is doing by keeping everybody in the same playlist, in the same lobby, you know, everybody in the same pot. I get it. I see what that’s all about.”

“But now, after playing that for 12 hours? I don’t want to play this. I don’t want to do this. This sucks. It’s fucking slow, everybody sucks. They’re all a bunch of pop-tarts, nobody is about it,” concluded NICKMERCS.


While Kolcheff enjoyed playing in the Fortnite Winter Royale qualifiers, he failed to make it through to the next stage, finishing outside of the top 200 in North America.

NICKMERCS may get his wish of a ranked playlist in the near future, if rumors that are circulating are to be believed. They state that Fortnite’s Season 7 will kick off with new ranked playlists in place, however there is no confirmation from Epic Games that this will be the case.