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Fortnite pros unhappy with TwitchCon graphics and peripheral restrictions

Although same raced to its defense.

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In Fortnite’s TwitchCon Fall Skirmish finale, Epic Games have outlined a specific set of peripherals and graphics settings which all pro-players must abide by - and it didn’t take long for the players to voice their dismay at the decision.

Esports consultant Rod Breslau referred to Fortnite’s TwitchCon event as “amateur dressed up as esports” over on twitter, which then sparked a huge response from the players.

Much of the issue lies in the enforcement of high settings, especially for those streaming matches. Team Liquid’s “POACH” wasn’t even sure his PC could handle the game.

Pro player "OpTic Marz" also chimed in with his disappointment too.

Many pro players often have beefy PCs, but tone down video settings in favour of optimal FPS. Of course it won’t look pretty, but it provides smoother gameplay and caters to their personal preferences too.

Cloud 9’s “Hysteria” expressed his concern over the required settings and explained that many pro-players turn off certain settings like shadows and post processing as it offers a slight visual advantage.

However, it wasn’t all negative. Pro player "G2 Lothar" defended Epic Games’ decision as a necessary “logistical” move. Fortnite youtuber "JoblessGarrett" also cited a similar defense.

The VP of Infinite esports (home of OpTiC Gaming), Jacob Toft-Anderson argued that Epic had never referred to TwitchCon as an esports event in the first place.

Epic Games hasn’t commented on the issue and likely won’t. Either way, we can see where both sides are coming from and it’ll be interesting to see how the Fortnite esports scene develops and whether they ditch or retain these restrictions.

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