"Fortnite was banned on iOS, and Free Fire and COD Mobile are way easier to play, affecting its growth in the Indian gaming community": Shaun "yoitsmee" Pillai, Global Esports Fortnite roster

Dipanjan Dey

Q. Another significant change in Fortnite Season 6 was the introduction of Bows and vaulting of Snipers. This effectively suppresses an entire play style where precision rifles are crucial. How are players adapting to this drastic meta-change?

A: I like this idea as it removes the chance for you to waste a whole game or all your heals because of a hand slip, but the bows are balanced and skillful. It is indeed drastic, but I like how the developers are not letting just one playstyle flourish. They are encouraging players to be creative, and that is very important in a game like Fortnite.

Q. India’s soaring gaming industry is valued at $930 million and is number one in the world. However, there is not much exposure when it comes to casual or competitive Fortnite. How will this new roster influence the gaming culture in India?

A: It should influence Fortnite competitiveness a decent amount. Currently, Fortnite Mobile on iOS has been banned since there is an ongoing federal lawsuit between Apple and Epic Games.

This is one reason Fortnite Mobile couldn’t make it big, although Fortnite on PC and console still has a chance in the nation. The Indian gaming community needs more players who would want to play competitive Fortnite.

Q. India’s massive mobile gaming scene is effectively dominated by Free Fire, COD Mobile, and other battle royale games. Do you think Fortnite mobile can make a significant impact in the Indian gaming community?

A: I don’t think so, as Fortnite was banned on iOS and Free Fire and COD Mobile are way easier to understand and play. Playing on Android is all right, but the gameplay is not so smooth on budget devices.

This has affected Fortnite’s growth in the Indian gaming community. I don’t think there is a chance that Fortnite will get unbanned on iOS.

Q. Fortnite pros often practice numerous box fight routines and end-game courses. Could you walk us through some of these cycles?

A: A lot of the pros Free build Aim duel and play the Raider464 Mechanics map. It is one of the best maps to practice building, editing, and box-fighting.

Q. How would you address the perpetual KBM vs controller debate in Fortnite? Does it affect your strategy knowing that players competing on other platforms have an advantage?

A: This is a very debatable topic, but the facts are that controller aim-assist makes the game ten times easier, as the whole aim training or missing a shot is gone since the aim-assist takes care of it.

It only affects the strategy in solo game modes, as in trios, it doesn't really matter.

Q. As a professional Fortnite player in India, what do you think the community needs to become one of the most popular regions??

A: The community needs the proper guidance and confidence. One secret tip or advice for aspiring youngsters would be to keep grinding, don't lose hope, and try improving your mechanics. These three factors are the most important in Fortnite.

Edited by Ravi Iyer
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