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NICKMERCS hits back at Fortnite players who criticize controller users

Published: 11/Mar/2020 14:50 Updated: 11/Mar/2020 16:47

by Kamil Malinowski


Twitch star Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff hit out at Fortnite players who criticize controller users – highlighting the fact that they are competitive too. 

Keyboard and mouse vs controller is one of the oldest battles in gaming history, with each side thinking they are superior to the other. This fight has leaked into Fortnite, as the game offers both PC and console play.

Currently, lobbies and tournaments are cross-platform, meaning players get to face off with different tools. However, recently, Epic Games have created separate events for both, and NICKMERCS has hit out at fans who are complaining about this.

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NICKMERCS is one of the biggest Fortnite streamers out there.

During a broadcast on March 10, the American let loose at players who were complaining about the separation of console and PC players. 

“All those keyboard and mouse players b**ched for years about controller players in their lobbies, well now Fortnite is taking a real step at getting them out of the lobby and the [PC players] are b**ching again. Make up your mind bro, do you want them in or do you want them out?”

He clearly wasn’t impressed with the behavior of some PC players and went on to slam those who suggested that the recent Aim Assist nerf would make controller players bad.

“Some players are like, UnknownArmy is gonna be sh*t now because he uses L2. I’m like, hold on, this guy picked up keyboard and mouse and placed top 10 in a Pop-Up cup in like two weeks. Can you not understand that there are controller players who have been playing competitive shooters for a long time?”

This was just the start of NICKMERCS’ rant, as he dove further into the issue. “I don’t know what these [PC] players don’t get – they think we’ve been playing f**cking Spyro or some sh*t. Do they think we’ve just been playing Uno? We’ve all been playing competitive shooters and beating the f**k out of each other since I was in diapers.”

The FaZe Clan member was understandably frustrated that some players didn’t realize that controller players have been competing for just as long as PC players, and that the choice of input doesn’t determine how good someone is at the game.

However, after his rant fans will hopefully understand his point, especially with controller players like UnknownArmy currently thriving in Fortnite.


Has LazarBeam quit Fortnite?

Published: 23/Jan/2021 12:44 Updated: 23/Jan/2021 20:23

by Connor Bennett


Fans of YouTube star Lannan ‘LazarBeam’ Eacott have been questioning whether or not he’s quit playing Fortnite after not uploading a gameplay video in a good while. 

The original rise of Fortnite saw creators from across the globe explode in popularity regardless of whether they were focused on livestreaming on Twitch or making videos for YouTube.

However, some of the original big names like Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins, Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney, and Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff, among others, have turned away from Fortnite and decided to play games like Valorant and Warzone. 

Plenty of creators still remain, though, they have issues with a lack of updates, and how the competitive scene is being run, to name just a few problems. Now, fans of LazarBeam have been asking if he is following the likes of Ninja and Tfue, and walking away from Fortnite. 

Lazarbeam is one of the most popular Australian creators around.

Did LazarBeam quit Fortnite?

Even though his fellow Aussies like Fresh, Lachlan, and LoserFruit have carried on playing Fortnite, LazarBeam hasn’t uploaded a YouTube video about it since mid-December. Though, he has tweeted about it and played the battle royale since.

In that time of not uploading a Fortnite video, he’s made videos on Among Us and Spellbreak, while also uploading his usual meme reactions from TikTok, as well as a more personal video reflecting on how 2020 went for him. 

In a recent stream though, he did say he was quitting the game after uninstalling. “I’ve decided to uninstall Fortnite. I’ve quit the game. I’m quitting it right now,” LazarBeam said. “I’m done forever.” Though, it’s hard to say if he’s being totally serious, given that he is one of YouTube’s funniest creators.

Will LazarBeam return to Fortnite?

It could be the case that he returns to Epic Games’ battle royale soon, perhaps once a new update is released. 

Other content creators have done similar, taking breaks because the devs aren’t rolling out as many regular updates as they used to, and the game feels a bit stale. But, we’ll just have to wait and see if that’s the case for LazarBeam whenever v15.30 launches.