The duos tournament is now over, and the pairing of nihrox and aquaa have been crowned champions, earning a cool $3 million in the process. But Jaden "Wolfiez" Ashman's exploit with a controller is probably the most intriguing of occurrences.
Mice have always been king when it comes to competitive shooting games, and if you're hoping to make a mark, you'd definitely be better off using one as it should improve control and precision.
Most of the competitors at the World Cup used Epic-issued Logitech gaming mice but the developers also let players use standard Xbox One controllers and Scuf Vantage controllers - despite the controversy surrounding the aim supposed assist advantage. Epic claims that players using controllers are only playing with settings from the live game.
As it turns out, only two players chose to strap up with controllers - with Wolfiez being one of them. The 15-year-old is quite proud of his ability to boss things up without the comforts of a mouse. His YouTube channel features a few videos in which he claims to be an "unstoppable controller player." One of them even has his settings on display.
Wolfiez and his teammate banked $2.25 million for their win, and controller enthusiasts are feeling well represented - so much so that "controller gang" is now a thing.
“WOLFIEZ I F***ING LOVE YOU FOR REPRESENTING US CONTROLLER PLAYERS AND GETTING SECOND IN THE WORLD CUP, GOOD F***ING JOB BRO!” an overjoyed fan tweeted.
“Mad respect controller gang tf up,” another said on Reddit.
Wolfiez's achievement should certainly leave his mother feeling very relieved, following their many squabbles over his failing grades - directly attributed to the time he spends gaming. She once threw his Xbox out after an argument, but she's since been humbled and now accepts her son's "career choice as a professional eSports player."
Of course, the even split of a $2.25 million haul is sure to butter her up.
The $30 million prize pool for the tournament will be the biggest ever handed out for an eSports event.
Meanwhile, the Solo finals are now underway, having started this Sunday.
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