These are some of the most elite controller Fortnite players we’ve ever seen, as well as one to look out for in the future.
As we edge ever closer to the Fortnite Chapter 2 Finale and “The End” event, it’s fun to reflect on the last couple of years spent on the Island. There have been highs and lows no doubt, so we’ll try and keep to the positives.
Aim assist has always been a controversial topic in the community, but things have felt way more balanced in recent seasons. Despite the fact that a huge chunk of the playerbase uses controller (admittedly this is largely people on console), only a few have been consistently successful in top tier competition.
Following in the footsteps of Nickmercs and Aydan is no easy task, so let’s look back at some of the best on the sticks throughout Fortnite Chapter 2. Rather than a straight up top 5 list, we will work through the most dominant players chronologically.
Famous for his relentless, aggressive playstyle and devastating aim, Unknown struck fear into the hearts of all enemies during Seasons 1 and 2. After reluctantly being forced to switch from the “L2 spam” friendly Legacy settings over to the new aim assist, he became if anything, even more of a menace… especially when Midas’ Mythic Drum Gun was involved.
His team took first place in FNCS Squads and Unknown’s many stellar Cash Cup performances still have him sitting as one of the highest earners on NA East. After the FNCS Solo Invitational, in which he finished 11th, Unknown’s motivation to play Fortnite appeared to dwindle and he also experimented with keyboard and mouse to keep things interesting.
Just as the UnknownxArmy hype was starting to calm down, a new star was rising. Piece control was quickly becoming the go-to buzzword, and controller fans across the globe were scrambling to mimic Reet’s mesmerizing mechanics.
Though his fighting skills took him a long way initially, Reet put in the time to develop his game-sense and maximise his competitive potential. It’s certainly paid off, and in recent seasons his placements have been staggering. He won the latest FNCS and Grand Royale with different Trios, and continuously bosses Cash Cups, even on Asia servers with 200+ ping.
Deyy & Mero
Chapter 2 Season 4 kicked off the first of five consecutive seasons of FNCS Trios. Under the tutelage of in-game leader Reverse2k, two unestablished controller players by the names of Deyy and Mero took the crown. Less than seven months later, having come 4th in Season 5 and 1stagain in Season 6, they were arguably the top two in the world.
It was always hard to compare one with the other as they were always on the same team getting the same astounding results. Well, in Season 8 we finally got to see them go head to head, however it didn’t get much easier. Mero picked up a third FNCS title and won Grand Royale too, while Deyy finished 2nd in both events.
This, plus a couple of DreamHack victories and a slightly higher elimination average across these FNCS seasons might give Mero the edge, but it’s definitely close. It’s also difficult to stack them up against Reet, since Reet’s biggest achievements have been in NA West, which is considered to be a far less competitive region.
Dyox (One to watch)
Ok this one’s a bit different. Though his placements are nowhere near as strong or consistent as the others we’ve discussed, Dyox has only really started popping off in the last couple of months and is someone to keep an eye on in Chapter 3.
Crr has probably been Europe’s best placing controller player with a bronze medal in Season 8 FNCS and 6th place in Season 4, but realistically no one in EU has managed to find as much success as their American counterparts. With that said, Dyox followed up a top 10 FNCS Finals performance with a 7th in Grand Royale this season, so it will be exciting to see if this momentum carries forward into duos.