Team SoloMid’s professional Fortnite player Ali ‘Myth’ Kabbani has clarified comments he made about the possibility of a union for professional players of the game during a Twitch stream.
Myth tweeted on Monday, December 31 that he was considering starting a union for pro players, stating that he had concerns about the state of Fortnite esports and wanted to have his say on the things that were happening.
Many fans were confused by Myth’s statement, and wondered if this union would actively petition Fortnite to make changes to the game, and try to block new additions to the popular battle royale title. With that in mind, the TSM star has clarified his position on what he wants to do, stating on his January 2 stream that he feels people got the wrong idea about what he is aiming for.
“I think people got the wrong impression as to what it’s for,” Myth told his stream. “I don’t want to influence Epic’s decisions when it comes to how they want to run or develop their game.
“At the end of the day, I know we don’t have any control over that. I think their lack of communication is daunting, and that’s really all I want to address with this union.”
“What is the reasoning behind them dropping a patch days before patch day, or right before tournaments? The fact that there is no communication from Epic on these things is fucking scary,” concluded the American.
Myth’s final comments were referencing the new Boom Box item, which was added to the game just hours before the $100,000 WSOE Fortnite event on December 30, a move which angered many pro players.
Many members of the community have voiced their support for Myth’s unionization idea, and with the prize money in Fortnite continuing to rise, it will be fascinating to watch if the players are able to voice their opinions on the future of the game.