Fortnite’s online community is always on the lookout for interactions from big personalities to share and upvote on Reddit, but little did they know Ali ‘Myth’ Kabbani’s latest comments about console players was actually a hoax.
The Team SoloMid player posted an in-jest message to his Twitter account, which stated that the Twitch streamer had not only completed a course for editing on console, but had a new found respect for all Fortnite players on the platform.
His tweet reached the front page of the Fortnite BR subreddit, attracting over 5,400 upvotes at the time of writing.
Myth’s tweet was shared with the game’s online community by Reddit user Chef_BoyardeeBr, who wrote: “It’s nice seeing someone large in the Fortnite community show their respect for controller players.”
While many people saw this as a nice gesture from the professional player, comments made during his stream on March 22 reveal that the he was fooling around the whole time to get upvotes.
“Man, I have so much respect for console players,” Myth said. “I’m just saying that so Reddit takes it and I get max upvoted. I don’t really mean it, I don’t really mean it.
"I know that I'll get front page of Reddit if I say that," he added, and his prediction turned out to be an accurate one as well.
There has long been a debate in the Fortnite world about which is the best platform to play the game on, with many pros - clearly - preferring to play alongside other fellow PC players.
Whether you appreciate Myth's comments or not, there’s no denying that he baited fans perfectly here and his plan came off. It just goes to show how easily streamer, or pro players alike, can trick fans if they really want to.