Update Wyggs XBL has qualified for the NA Winter Royal Grand finals with 5 points in Heat 1.
I thought it would only be fair to write about Wyggs XBL, the only true NA console player to qualify for the Winter Royale Finals. We are talking console here. An Xbox One, 60fps guy. Lets not get confused by the Ghost Aydans or NICKMERCS, PC, controller, 240fps combo players… this is straight console ladies and gents.
There has been many topics floating around on how Epic should split tournaments and have the platforms split for fair play. PC vs PC and Console vs Console. We are not there and probably will never get there. But to have a public 1 million dollar tournament is amazing, so let’s take what we are given.
Fortnite has a huge console following, you tend to root for the underdog, knowing that a controller can only take you so far when competing against kb&m. Wyggs XBL defied all odds and qualified on Saturday. Using Xbox to qualify for the finals in December. I did post an article breaking down how the early sessions were clearly the best odds at qualifying. Wyggs did exactly that with 29 points in session 1.
His 29points in session1 were enough to secure him a spot in the Finals.
Not too shabby for a controller dude to put up 29 big ones. The same totals as Ninja and Myth qualified with.
The debate will forever be ongoing on how PC players will always dominate. Truth be, it’s not even close and will never be. Sure early game slaying is probably at a controller advantage with aim assist. As players drop and zones tighten, certainly no controller in the world can come close to competing when building becomes crucial.
Knowing many controller/console players root and follow their own, I thought it would be a nice gesture to mention Wyggs and how he is the only one, out of millions to make it into the final 200.
Will He Make It To The Grand Finals?
After watching Ghost Issa, controller player, finish fourth on the EU side, I think it’s very possible Wyggs makes a serious push into the grand finals. Early kills can earn him enough points to make the top50. If he can push his fights early on I strongly believe we see Wyggs make the cut.
For those interested here is a montage of Wyggs directly from his YT channel:
Finally, It would be nice to see a small time, still unknown player make it to the grand finals, so I wish you luck Wyggs