OpTic Gaming’s Robert ‘WizKay’ Carmen Simone has come up with a controversial new idea for competitive Fortnite Battle Royale matches which would change the face of the game entirely.
Fortnite may have taken the world by storm in 2018 but the puzzle of making it a perfect fit for competitive play and esports continues to stump just about everyone.
While Epic Games has already committed to putting a total of $100,000,000 into Fortnite Esports in the 2018-19 season, many people still argue that it should remain a casual game as the core features of a battle royale title don’t lend themselves to an even, competitive, playing field.
The same issue has plagued PUBG Esports and nobody has found the perfect solution yet, but Fortnite fans and players are constantly coming up with new suggestions to make a game with random loot spawns, one hundred players, and randomly changing storm circles more balanced.
OpTic Gaming’s WizKay is one of many that has suggested potentially moving away from the “battle royale” side of things entirely for the competitive version of the game, and more towards a traditional “Team A vs. Team B” competitive concept.
The OpTic man suggests placing teams in a tournament bracket and having two teams of four play in a smaller map, or arena with a pre-selected loadout, and having them play a best of five series:
Comp Fortnite Squads Idea :— OpTic WizKay (@WizKayTV) June 25, 2018
- Teams are placed in a bracket or pools at an event
- 2 teams of 4 spawn into a small map/arena with a selected loadput (could get creative maybe the better guns you have the less mats you start with)
- Play a Best of 5 series, winner moves on
Of course, fans of the game would be disappointed to see competitive Fortnite end up being so far removed from the core game, but the idea does have some merit to it.
However, Call of Duty pro John ‘Xotic’ Bruno seems to be totally against the idea, saying that it would be “awful” and that Fortnite is being “forced” into being a competitive game when it should remain casual.
WizKay points out that people would “kick rocks competitively” for $100,000,000, though, and he is probably right about!
$100,000,000 people would kick rocks competitively my dude— OpTic WizKay (@WizKayTV) June 25, 2018