Popular streamer and Overwatch pro Félix ‘xQc’ Lengyel has spoken out on the current state of Fortnite’s esports scene - and he had a scorching take on the competition.
xQc addressed the current debate as to Fortnite’s skill gap during a livestream of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on January 4, where he claimed that the game was never meant to be competitive, in the first place.
“Dude, the game was never meant to be competitive,” he argued. “Ever. The game is literally designed for children, and has no competitive value in any sense, ever.”
xQc went on to address Epic Game’s stance on the issue, claiming that the company cares more about the money made from their esports initiative rather than the competitive community behind it.
“The only reason there’s a competitive scene is because they [Epic] can make money off of it, but they don’t give a fuck about it,” he continued. “...they’re catering to their audience. It’s getting easier. The game was easy to begin with.”
xQc isn’t the first to have spoken out about the state of esports within the Fortnite scene, either; Epic’s implementation of the ‘BoomBox’ item the day of $100k WSOE 3 saw mass outrage across the community, with the likes of Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins, Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop, and other personalities decrying the decision.
Epic has a history of introducing game-breaking items ahead of massive tournaments, to boot; the company revealed the highly controversial ‘Infinity Blade’ item ahead of their Winter Royale series in early December, vaulting the weapon shortly thereafter.