The esports communities often clash when it comes to discussions about which game requires more skill, aim, tactics, and other such things. But it is a rare sight to see the pros come forward to prove a point, especially when players from two different titles combine forces against a third.
This is exactly what happened yesterday when 20-year-old Fortnite player TSM ZexRow put out a statement saying that “Fortnite requires more aim than Valorant and CS:GO”. As expected there was a huge commotion on Twitter as players, pros, and personalities came forward with their opinions on the subject.
TSM ZexRow Slams CS:GO And Valorant
Fortnite player and streamer ZexRow who is currently signed to the North American esports organization TSM came forward to put out a strong opinion publicly, stating that Fortnite requires more skill than CS:GO and Valorant, two of the best tactical first-person shooters in the world.
He expressed that it was beyond his understanding “how people can argue that” and to prove his point he even made a whole YouTube video on the topic titled “TSM ZexRow - Proving Why FN Aim takes more SKILL than VALORANT”.
Taking a separate dig at the CS:GO community he said that “No way CS players have this big of egos to think it isn’t 80% crosshair placement.” Putting across the point that both CS:GO and Valorant do not require a lot of aiming skill and that they depend on a more accurate crosshair placement to secure kills.
Valorant and CS:GO Community Reacts
Both the Valorant and CS:GO users were quick to dismiss ZexRow’s statement with most of them mocking Fortnite for being nothing more than a construction simulator with a low aiming skill requirement.
Some of the responses delivered to ZexRow by pros and personalities are as follows,
Evil Geniuses CS:GO rifler Ethan "Ethan" Arnold went on a tangent to say that ZexRow’s Tweet was proof that saying something stupid ensures a good amount of interaction on the platform, simply dismissing whatever the Fortnite player had to say.
CS:GO talent Mohan "launders" Govindasamy took a more sensible approach by breaking down how aiming in Fortnite differs from CS:GO and Valorant.
Nicholas "nitr0" Cannella did not even feel like responding with a statement as he went forward with a GIF which nicely sums up what other users also felt after reading that Tweet.
The argument eventually died down with no actual outcome and simply just a lot of banter and burn. It is tough to say which game involves more skills be it the game mechanics, aim, or any of those things as Fortnite is a Battle Royale which is meant to be played in a completely different way when compared to CS:GO and Valorant.