After Epic games announced they would be putting $100million into Fortnite esports this year, gaming organisations, streamers and fans alike were expecting a lot.
The highly anticipated Summer Skirmish event had a whopping $250,000 up for grabs.
Top streamers and players who had performed well in Epic game’s Summer Showdown competition were all invited to battle it out for the top prize of $50,000.
The format meant that the first duo to achieve two Victory Royales out of ten games won the money.
This ultimately led to the showdown’s takedown.
After only four games the competition was shut down due to a tremendous amount of lag, the monotonous gameplay and commentary.
Some of the top streamers chimed in on how to improve the competition for the next seven weeks.
Long-time Call of Duty pro turned 100 Thieves owner Nadeshot had a number of players in the tourney and commented on the boring gameplay.
Unlike the creator run Friday Fortnite event where participants have to literally hunt down squads in duos against the enemy in a race to get the most kills, the Summer Skirmish revolved around coming in a high position.
This coupled with the lag, led to double the number of players camping up until the final few circles and then dying to the storm.
Streamer and pro-player for Team Solomid Daequan competed in the event suggesting a format that would make gameplay more exciting.
British YouTuber Behzinga praised the creator run Friday Fortnite event for its exciting gameplay, suggesting Epic pay close attention.
Other creators couldn’t believe that with all the money Epic games has, they didn’t test the event prior to running it.
The casting team and spectator mode were also heavily criticised online, as it was nowhere near the level fan’s had come to expect following Fortnite’s E3 event.
Epic Games have listened to players qualms in the past, so it will be interesting to see what format the competition will take next week.