Soccer Skins were once the number 1 sweatiest players in Fortnite. A year and several Item Shop updates later, the Soccer Skins are a shell of their former self. But, what led to their downfall? We investigate.
Remember when you would see a Poised Playmaker or Finesse Finisher across the field and immediately feel your hands begin to sweat?
Remember the days when streamers like Ninja and DR. Lupo would call out Soccer Skins with a hint of fear in their voices?
This past January, I wrote an article about the ten sweatiest skins in Fortnite. Soccer Skins topped that list.
Those days are far behind us. Soccer Skins, for the most part, are no more than sheep in wolves' clothing now.
So, what happened to the Soccer Skins? How have some of the most feared skins in Fortnite history fallen so far?
This is how:
Soccer Skins make Epic money. Bad players and - largely - young players know the pedigree that Soccer Skins once had, and are lining up to spend their V-Bucks on them. Over a year after these skins came out and they still sell.
These skins were in the shop the first time, then there was a drought for several months while the sweatiest of sweats wore them almost exclusively.
When the skins released a second time, a large chunk of players wanted one of their own to inspire fear in their opponents. This fueled Epic to release them again, and again, and again.
The Soccer Skins are lucrative. Why would Epic stop selling their most popular skins? This led to oversaturation in the market, plummeting the Soccer Skin stock.
Good players abandoned the Soccer Skins and bad players picked up the mantle. Now, you're much more likely to run into a bad Poised Playmaker than a good one.
Soccer Skins had a long and prolific run at the top spot on the sweaty skins list. The title is now vacant, as far as I'm concerned. There is no skin that intimidates me the same way the Soccer Skins once did.
What skin do you think takes the crown? Let us know on Twitter @FortniteTracker.