Pro players react to the overpowered Infinity Blade in Winter Royale
The Winter Royale exclusive event has just started and the recent changes to Fortnite have made it not very popular.
With $1 million on the line in prizes, players have been grinding to qualify for Winter Royale.
This morning, Epic Games introduced the Infinity Blade which is similar in power to the Thanos Gauntlet from the Marvel LTM.
The problem is clear. For a massive tournament with a major prize pool that heavily relies on players getting kills to earn points, the sword provides a massive advantage.
Psalm absolutely destroyed a late-game lobby filled with pro players using the sword:
shing @Secret_Mongraal @psalmHotS pic.twitter.com/MeHBaVK8zn
— Chris (@chris_atk) December 11, 2018
It’s not even just the sword, the planes also dramatically change the game and render a lot of the skills learned and practiced over time useless.
The backlash from qualified players has been swift.
Most notably is Ninja. He has a longstanding working relationship with Epic and hasn’t been quick to criticize the game lately unless there are egregious errors.
“The players in the general chat right now are just raging,” he said in the Twitch clip below:
Ghost Gaming’s Bizzle is quicker to criticize and he didn’t pull any punches:
Can’t believe I put my full time into fortnite and they pull 2 updates before a major tournament. Huge loss of respect for @FortniteGame IDC what I’ve made in the past, a fucking sword, airplanes that dont shoot eachother and target players without them.
— Bizzle (@Ghost_Bizzle) December 11, 2018
Team Liquid’s Vivid is clearly upset and said “When you get thrown into a game where it doesn’t feel like you can win because you don’t have a fuckin sword… it’s tilting”
Even Psalm, who was the source of a lot of frustration after dominating a late game with the sword, seemed almost ashamed of using what he felt was an underhanded tactic.
Sincerely apologize to anyone to died to it late game. But I did have to fight 5 people off spawn for it 🤔
— psalm (@psalmHotS) December 11, 2018
Of course, it’s not Psalm’s fault. Unless all the players enter a gentleman’s agreement to not use the sword, it will be a case of kill or be killed.
The list could go on and on and I’m going to stop writing intros and let the tweets do the talking.
Tfue (who didn’t qualify):
Winter Infinity Sworale looks fun 😂
— FaZe Tfue (@TTfue) December 11, 2018
This Sword is the dumbest thing I’ve ever seen.
Competitive btw. Other players don’t stand a chance.
— FaZe Cizzorz (@cizzorz) December 11, 2018
mom i wanna be as good as the guy with the sword!1!11! hes soo good!!1!!
— 100T Kenith (@kenith) December 11, 2018
EPIC : *releases huge update before twitchcon*
PROS : *WTF WTF WTF WTF WTF WTF WTF*
EPIC : *goes agane*
PROS : *WTFWTFWTWFWTWTWTWIDOJAJFOIPWJOAINFIOWANWOIP* pic.twitter.com/mf6dIMOT2L
— Myth (@TSM_Myth) December 11, 2018
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