So, is Myth bad at competitive Fortnite? Well, the Summer Skirmish has not been kind to him.
Before we get into this piece, I would like to say that I like Myth. In fact, I was in Summit1g’s stream the first time that Myth killed him and caused the infamous reaction from Summit. Interestingly, this was only back in early November, and since then Myth has gone from being a small streamer to becoming the second most followed streamer on Twitch.
He also built up a significant reputation that he is one of the best Fortnite players around. In fact, he is now the captain of TSM’s Fortnite team despite only just turning 18. While he is still a good strong player in public matches, recent nerfs to building, and the spray and pray meta has seen him struggle in the pro-scene.
Throughout the Summer Skirmish events, Myth has only finished higher than 20th once. That was with TSM teammate Hamlinz, and they were only able to finish 11th, just ahead of Gotaga and Mickalow and in an event that was cut short after just three games. During the week four Summer Skirmish event was a bit of a disaster for him.
Only week one was anywhere near ‘successful’ for Myth
During week 4’s event, he managed just 11 kills and only finished in the top 10 three times. While that isn’t terrible considering the level of opponent he was against, his playstyle was utterly different. Gone was the ultra-aggressive way that he became known for, and in its place was a slow and passive style. In fact, he was landing so far away from anything, looking to try and get lucky and not come across any players until the later game.
This didn’t work for him at all and instead, Not Vivid, Liquid Poach and LG Kweo were all able to body their way to finishing 1st, 2nd and 3rd.
So, what can he do? Well, it might just be that it isn’t just Myth but most big-name streamers. While many of those involved are streaming, they are the types of streamers that are more about the gameplay rather than entertaining people. We will be hoping that Myth and TSM can move beyond their yips in big matches and continue to improve.