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Fortnite’s grand e-sports plans are off to a shaky start

Fortnite’s grand e-sports plans are off to a shaky start

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  • “Even if Epic wants to be different, and offer a unique kind of competitive gaming environment befitting the quirky game, there are plenty of things the developer can learn from its peers with regards to putting on an event that’s entertaining and easy-to-understand.”

    First of all, I don’t think anything

    “Even if Epic wants to be different, and offer a unique kind of competitive gaming environment befitting the quirky game, there are plenty of things the developer can learn from its peers with regards to putting on an event that’s entertaining and easy-to-understand.”

    First of all, I don’t think anything associated with Fortnite should ever be deemed unique. H1Z1 and PUBG were the kings of battle royale, though the former lost a lot of popularity outside of Dr DisRespect. Fortnite, though visually more appealing and with the unique aspect of building, is nothing more than either of those games despite its growing popularity - we can thank Ninja for much of that.

    Second of all, Overwatch has a certain appeal to it that goes unbeaten, and the competitive environment is one that’s fun and full of entertainment. It takes a lot of preparation, so obviously Epic could learn much from their developers. If they’re not accustomed to competitive gaming, their peers should be their primary examples of what to do, while giving the comp its own spin. But maybe I’m a bit biased, because I REALLY love Overwatch and saw how the league really amped people up.

    Regardless, I think Fortnite will still reach a point where it’ll become a successful e-sport. So many people love that game and spend their time and money on it, and the competitive players are RIDICULOUSLY good at what they do. It’s just mastering the art of hosting. Epic will get there.

  • I was listening to the local sports radio host Mike Francesca last night. He said he should sell everything he owns to buy an esports franchise. People in the sports business who have children of their own seem to see what's on the way.