TwitchCon 2018 concluded this weekend, as well as the Fortnite Fall Skirmish Series, which brought over 400 of the best players around the world.
#FortniteTwitchCon kicks off tomorrow! Be sure to stop by the Fortnite Hall for some mini-golf, photo ops, merch and #FallSkirmish action.— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) October 25, 2018
Read about what other fun things we have going on in our blog: https://t.co/9LeXtEPqBj
The conclusion of the Fall Skirmish Series in San Jose, California is the second official Fortnite LAN event hosted by Epic Games. Overall, it was another successful tournament. Much of the format used during the Fall Skirmish Finals were instituted from the Summer Skirmish Finals in Seattle, Washington
Forced equipment is disappointing. You can’t ask kids who’s dream to make it pro one day to change their gear nor an experienced pro to do the same. It’s becomes not about the game anymore, it’s how good someone can be using Logitech. Encourage to reconsider for the dreamers— Steve Arhancet (@LiQuiD112) October 11, 2018
Epic Games had updated their tournament details, explaining all of the in-game settings as well as, the peripherals every single player had to use. Once these details were confirmed, players were concerned. Forcing players to use equipment they're not comfortable with, especially with little notice brings down the skill level. It takes a tremendous amount of time, regardless who's playing to get used to a new set of peripherals. The Skirmish Series tournaments are supposed to show the highest level of competition Fortnite has to offer, but restricting players and bringing them out of their comfort zone presents the exact opposite effect.
you can't even imagine how demotivated I am to turn my stream on and play on epic settings— Chap (@LiquidChap) October 22, 2018
The players also had to play on the highest settings the game could offer. This was another problem for players, because they had little time to get used to the locked resolution. Many streamers and professional players play on lower settings. It does not make much sense for players at the LAN event to not be able to adjust their settings. That's why the options to do so are in the game itself.
could you imagine cheating on LAN and hiding your cheats by naming the program word.exe?? that shit was hilarious to watch unfold— POACH (@LiquidPoach) October 20, 2018
On the flip side, it's understandable why Epic would want to have their tournament to function this way. Minimizing cheating and sportsmanship is and should be a top priority, especially when so much is on the line. Although this is a valid reason, the majority of the players at this event were invited to play. Many of these players are sponsored by established organizations like, TSM, Cloud9, FaZe Clan, Ghost Gaming, etc. These players are sponsored for a reason. The time and work put in by these competitors to get signed by one of these organizations is excruciating. Players should be allowed to bring their own peripherals, so that they can maintain their high level gameplay. This is especially true for individuals who are trying to put their name out their, and these restrictions are only making it more difficult.
LATEST: The @FortniteGame build which will be played on at @TwitchCon for $2,000,000 has been updated!— Fortnite esports (@FortniteBRLive) October 25, 2018
✅ Shadows improved
✅ Monsters removed
✅ Spawners removed
✅ Port-A-Fort disabled
✅ Port-A-Fortress disabled
✅ Shockwaves disabled#Fortnite #esports pic.twitter.com/eK83WBWOEn