One of the world’s biggest Fortnite stars is demanding answers from Epic Games due to the lack of private servers available for pro players.
Ali ‘Myth’ Kabbani shot to fame as one of the first pioneers of complex building in Fortnite in early 2018, and with that reputation, he joined Team Solomid, and eventually moved to a team house in California.
Since joining TSM he has gone on to become the second most followed streamer on Twitch’s platform, sitting only behind Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins.
Despite all of his success streaming, Myth still has a competitive dream, and he’s started to share his frustration at the lack of private servers available on Fortnite.
When Epic Games announced they’d be pumping $100m into the first season of Fortnite esports, many expected private servers to become available. That hasn’t happened.
If pro players want to scrim against other good opposition, they’re forced to attempt to play against each other by coordinating a large group of players and hoping they get matched in the same lobby.
This frustration boiled over on August 12th when Myth demanded to know why there is no servers.
He posted the following message on his Twitter.
"Okay...EPIC really needs to bump their clarity on what is happening with custom matches for pros. If its tech issues, tell us. If its an agenda, let us know.
Please give us a reason why we can't practice in a realistic environment when millions are on the line.”
At the time of writing there has yet to be a response from Epic Games about why there aren’t sufficient practice servers.
Their Summer Skirmish series continues on Friday, August 17 when another $500k is put on the line.