TSM Myth tries Fortnite on console to give his verdict on Aim Assist debate - Dexerto
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TSM Myth tries Fortnite on console to give his verdict on Aim Assist debate

Published: 14/Nov/2018 12:34

by Calum Patterson

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After Ninja suggested that players using controllers on PC should have no aim-assist, a debate sparked in the community with lots of top players involved, the latest being TSM’s Ali ‘Myth’ Kabbani.

NICKMERCS, who uses a controller himself and is regarded as one of the very best, argued that “anyone with a brain” knows that using a controller puts you at a serious disadvantage vs keyboard and mouse “in the grand scheme.”

FaZe Clan pro Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney also sided with NICKMERCS, saying that Fortnite without aim assist for controller players would not be enjoyable, concluding “dude, just give them aim assist.”

So, in an effort to educate himself on the ways of controller Fortnite, before giving his verdict on the aim assist debate, Myth decided to plug in an Xbox One controller and give it a shot.

After some time with the controller, which included some impressive kills with the hand cannon among others, Myth gave his first impressions.

“Listen, I’mma tell you right now, you console players, y’all on some bullshit. I’mma keep it one hundred with you.”

However, at the end of his session with the controller, his opinions on aiming with assistance became more clear. 

Myth believes that while aiming is still easier and more precise with a mouse, ‘tracking’ opponents is made easier on console due to the aim assist.

“All I’m saying is that this [controller], makes tracking easy. You can track better with this, than you can with a mouse. Tracking – not aiming – tracking. [Controller] is easier to track with, not aiming. Mouse wins aiming.”

Epic Games recently announced that Fortnite would be supporting native keyboard and mouse inputs on Xbox One, which will put players into lobbies with other keyboard and mouse players only.

However, when using a controller on PC, there are no separated lobbies, meaning keyboard and mouse players (with no aim assist) will occasionally come up against a controller opponent, which is what kicked off the debate initially.

Xbox One will get native keyboard and mouse support for Fortnite on November 14.

Epic Games’ decision making when it comes to player inputs is more focused on attracting the most players possible, and not excluding anyone based on their input preferences, which is partly why it reached a record breaking concurrent player count of 8 million, earlier in November.

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Fortnite World Cup winner Aqua allegedly banned for FNCS stream-sniping

Published: 25/Oct/2020 0:00 Updated: 25/Oct/2020 1:12

by Theo Salaun

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Fortnite World Cup champion and Season 4 FNCS competitor, David ‘aqua’ Wang has been accused of stream-sniping and subsequently been punished by an alleged ban by Epic Games.

At 17 years old, aqua represented his home country of Austria to the fullest by winning the 2019 Fortnite World Cup’s Duos event with Norway’s Emil ‘Nyhrox’ Bergquist. With a smooth $1.5 million earned from the World Cup, he’s since signed with Cooler Esport and continued to win competitions across Europe.

Most recently, aqua’s trio (with Rezon and Noahreyli) have been participating in FNCS Europe and, following the Week 3 semis, have been accused of stream-sniping another popular trio: Benjy ‘Benjyfishy’ Fish, Martin ‘MrSavage’ Andersen, and Kevin ‘LeTsHe’ Fedjuschkin.

Although fans initially deemed aqua’s behavior suspicious, things quickly escalated. With Benjyfishy’s team unable to qualify for the Week 3 finals and the discovery that aqua was watching MrSavage’s stream during the competition, the controversy has spiraled.

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A screenshot of MrSavage’s Twitch stream showing that aqua was watching during the event.

Following condemnations of the World Cup winner’s team, rumors began circulating that aqua, Rezon, and Noahreyli had been banned by Epic Games from participating past the first match of the Finals. 

Although many fans were delighted to hear the news, it was never officially legitimized and has since been made even more unclear by responses from some of the involved parties.

After the rumor mill buzzed with the reports that aqua’s team was banned from competing, he took to Twitter and gave a concise clarification denying those allegations: “We are not banned, we just don’t wanna play. It’s boring without early fighting Benjy.”

Given the difficulty inherent to confirming someone was in fact stream-sniping and didn’t coincidentally run into a fellow streamer, many believe it is unlikely that the World Cup winner has actually been exiled from the competition.

Additionally, some have noted that bans typically result in removal from the leaderboard, something that aqua’s team has not been hit with.

 

As for how the players are handling it, aqua and Benjyfishy have simply joked about the incident for hours. Neither side appears to be nearly as angry as some fans have been, instead, laughing at the drama and sharing memes.

 

While whatever’s going on behind the scenes may remain unclear, all players involved are more than good enough to qualify for the Season 4 FNCS Finals at some point, if they haven’t already, so it seems that no one’s really that bothered by the situation, ban or no ban.

We will continue to update this article with more details as they become available.