It might seem like a missed opportunity when some of the best players in Fortnite don’t regularly stream. Zayt and Benjyfishy discuss why this is the case.
The Fortnite talent pool has grown exponentially in the past couple of years. There was a time when people like Myth, Hamlinz, Ninja, and Nick Eh 30 were considered the best players in the game. Now, they’re mostly thought of as content creators, first.
Many of the top players in Fortnite – such as UnknownxArmy, Bugha, and Clix – regularly stream for their audiences. Most people know that this is where the money is – not in placing in tournaments.
Pretty much all Fortnite pros stream every now and then, but some take the content creation side more seriously than others. This lack of attention to streaming inspired this tweet from YouTuber, Wildcat.
“No community squanders opportunity quite like the Fortnite community,” he wrote. “Ya’ll had it soooooo GOOD and STILL have it good and just don’t care enough to make use of it. Crazy. Top players never streaming, people quitting bc an OPEN tourney prize pool is only $4M in a month. Waste.”
Not everyone views streaming this way, however, as pro player Zayt revealed in a quote tweet.
“I hate when people go ‘Top players never streaming’ ‘waste’ do they not realise streaming isn’t for everyone? Because you love your job doesn’t mean everyone does?”
Zayt put it simply in a response to Wildcat’s reply. He wants to win. He doesn’t care about building a brand or making money – at least right now. He wants to be a champion.
This statement is coming from experience, as well. Zayt hasn’t streamed in over two months. He last went live for the Search and Destroy tournament.
Benjyfishy, who sporadically streams as well, added his own thoughts to the topic. In his opinion, you need to either focus on being the best or focus on creating content – not both.
This methodology might seem like a “waste” to viewers who want to see the best players in the world, but it makes sense. Content creators like SypherPK and Ninja are on the other side of the coin.
The two have openly talked about how they haven’t been focusing on competitive Fortnite. They want to create content and grow, which means they don’t have time to focus on being the best.
At the end of the day, most of these pro Fortnite players are incredibly young. They have plenty of time to focus on creating content in the future. For now, while they’re in their prime, they want to be the best in the game.