Ali ‘Myth’ Kabbani of Team SoloMid broke down how Epic Games could improve competitive rules and features in future Fortnite: Battle Royale esports competition.
Since the announcement in mid-May that Epic Games will be channeling $100 million in prize money for future Fortnite: Battle Royale esports tournaments between 2018 and 2019, everyone has been attempting to get in on the action.
Fortnite has seen an immense amount of success in the casual gaming community following its release in 2017, along with seamlessly breaking into ‘mainstream’ culture, unlike any video game before it.
While the casual community thrives, many have been attempting to bring Fortnite into the competitive realm with makeshift tournaments, however, without any official private lobbies and other factors, the competitions can typically have some issues.
Community members are still attempting to find the best way to play Battle Royale games in general in an esports setting, mainly due to the ‘randomness’ that can occur in regards to weapon drops, storm placement, and more.
When discussing the issue of Fortnite esports on Twitter, Myth, a member of the TSM professional Fortnite team, mentioned how he believes certain aspects can be implemented to keep the pace of the game fast while leading up to the final moments, and provided some possible solutions.
Speeding up late game by speeding up circle times*
— Myth (@TSM_Myth) June 4, 2018
As of writing, it is unknown what Epic Games plans to do in order to optimize Fortnite: Battle Royale for esports competition down the road.
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