He hasn’t been afraid to take aim at Fortnite Battle Royale in the past - raging at playing the game itself. However, in a series of now-deleted tweets from June 1, he opted to take aim at the esports side of the game, in particular, the viewing experience.
The former Overwatch League player tried to make the point that games of competitive Fortnite Battle Royale are unwatchable when on a single broadcast. He tweeted: “Fortnite when spectated by somebody else than the player is UNWATCHABLE. This will never change. It’s impossible to keep up with all the developments in the game, so you end up with nothing.”
However, he wasn’t finished there - pointing out that it’s much easier to focus on one player and their journey through the match. “When you watch a streamer, where he lands, the items he gets matters,” continued xQc. “You can see the hand he’s being dealt and how he plays it and even how the pro reacts while doing so.
The popular streamer added: “A centralized broadcast cannot do this well enough in a 100 man lobby, it’s not possible.”
However, instead of taking on any naysayers before heading to sleep, xQc opted to delete his mini thread after thinking that nobody would care about what he had just typed out.
Who gives a flying fk about anything I just wrote, deleted the whole thing good night— xQc (@xQc) June 1, 2019
Qualifying for the Fortnite World Cup is still underway, as players have two more weeks to secure their place in either the solos or duos portion of the tournament.
It remains to be seen if the qualified players are allowed to stream their own point of view from the tournament as they could as the ESL Katowice Royale event in January.