Multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) has taken the entire gaming community by storm ever since the launch of prominent battle royale titles in 2017. This list includes Playerunknown’s Battleground, Fortnite, Apex Legends and it goes on. However, not every game had a joyride to become an esport title, few did, some didn’t.
Fortnite was launched a little after PUBG, however, being a RNG, esport did have its own requirements which didn’t suit the developers’ roadmap. In order to flourish Fortnite as a competitive esports title, Epic Games is organising a $30 Million USD event which is underway at Arthur Ashe stadium in New York, USA.
The tournament has received tremendous support from across the community. The numbers on live streaming platform Twitch are touching new heights and the game is surely living upto the mark. However, popular Twitch streamer Dr Disrespect has his own view which has sparked a controversy on social media.
He has been very vocab about his conflicting views and this time, he suggests that instead of Fortnite, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive should have a $30M USD event. Although Counter-Strike has been like a stepson to Valve. The big brother, Dota 2 is always well received by the developers. Dota 2’s upcoming The International 9’s prize pool has already crossed $30 Million marks while the Valve sponsored major events for CS:GO are fixed at $1M all-time.
Dr Disrespect initially bullied other popular Fortnite streamers and further went on, “Imagine Counter-Strike putting on a $30 million dollar tournament. Wooho! Now you’re talking real.” “Now you’re talking stakes, now you’re talking entertainment. Now you’re talking true, pro gaming at its finest,” further added the streamer. Dr Disrespect seemed quite agitated by the fact that he was not invited at the Arthur Ashe arena due to his recent shortcomings.