Fortnite participant takes second place at World Cup duos utilizing a controller
The duos portion of the Fortnite World Cup is over, and a pair has been named victorious — teenagers nyhrox and aquaa have received $3M for coming in first place. However, maybe extra shocking, is the couple who got here in second place, Rojo and 15-year-old Jaden “Wolfiez” Ashman — the latter was really a U.Ok. participant competing with a controller.
Usually talking, in terms of aggressive video games, it’s accepted knowledge that mice are superior than controller inputs in shooters, or not less than enable for extra precision. And to make certain, most individuals on the World Cup had been utilizing Epic-issued Logitech mice. However Epic additionally allowed the choice to compete with commonplace Xbox One console controllers, in addition to Scuf Vantage controllers — so two individuals went that route. There was some controversy round this determination, as controllers are given aim-assist. “They’re enjoying with the identical settings which can be out there on the reside recreation,” an Epic Video games consultant informed Polygon.
Apparently purpose help in fortnite shouldn’t be OP in any respect, in accordance with most controller gamers like @ghostissa7, @aydan, @ATL_LeTsHe and others. You guys would not thoughts then if we gave purpose help to everybody, even mouse gamers? Would solely make it truthful, proper? : )— AIMER7 (@vF_AIMER7) July 25, 2019
All the identical, Wolfiez appears fairly pleased with his gear utilization. His YouTube account has a few movies the place he factors out he’s an “unstoppable controller participant.” One video even shares Wolfiez’ settings:
For his efficiency in the course of the match, Wolfiez and his associate have received $2.25M. It’s an surprising sufficient outcome that followers are rallying across the concept of a “controller gang” that celebrates Fortnite professionals who compete utilizing console peripherals.
“WOLFIEZ I FUCKING LOVE YOU FOR REPRESENTING US CONTROLLER PLAYERS AND GETTING SECOND IN THE WORLD CUP, GOOD FUCKING JOB BRO!” one very excited fan mentioned on Twitter.
“Mad respect controller gang tf up,” mentioned a viewer on Reddit.
Actually, the truth that any controller gamers had been on the map this weekend has confirmed inspirational for onlookers. aydan, one other controller finalist, is getting loads of love on social media as nicely.
Simply been watching the Fortnite world cup. And its simply motivated me. Watching @aydan, A controller participant, collaborating on this planet cup. So right here and now to whoever may even see this. You could not know me but however you’ll. This time subsequent yr. This gamer from S.A might be in NY.— Nemesis_Frost (@nemesisfrost22) July 27, 2019
The Fortnite World Cup solo finals start on July 28.
Replace: Added remark from Epic Video games.