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Should Elemental_Ray participate in Fortnite Summer Skirmish?

Published: 19:02, 12 July 2018
Epic Games
Picture of a bunch of dummies in Fortnite rushing toward an air drop

Epic Games have announced that Fortnite Summer Skirmish series will have a hefty $8 million budget. The series will feature a rotation of Fortnite influencers and competitors, so it begs the question - will Elemental_Ray get to participate?

For those whose bells might be rung by the name Elemental_Ray but can't place it, he is the person who holds the infamous in Fortnite. He is normally an ordinary player but he grabbed the record when he simultaneously killed 48 people who were observing the season concluding rocket.

This sounds pretty scummy, so why would anyone argue he should get a chance to compete with the likes of Ninja or other Fortnite superstars? There are two reasons for this. First one is that while he doesn't seem to be high class competitor, he is still technically the #1 when it comes to kill count in a single game.

The second reason is that he's not the scum everyone thinks he is, but he is actually an unsung hero of Fortnite. Those 48 people were going to die and get on someone's kill count anyway, but Elemental_Ray swooped in at the last moment and stole all the kills from the original griefer.

As you can see in the video above, Elemental_Ray didn't kill anyone before the lightshow ended, so everyone got to see their rocket launch. The idea to rack up a massive kill count actually occurred to a random John Wick who is not named yet as he started destroying the viewing platform. 

Elemental_Ray spotted the perpetrator and since he didn't really have any weapons to kill the suited bad guy, he simply destroyed the last panel that held the platform together. He actually griefed the griefer.

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As many have pointed out, that John Wick must have been fuming at that point since all the crops of his evil plan were reaped by what seems to be a person in their early teens. The event definitely circulated the world, and influenced many players so Elemental_Ray is both an influencer and a record holder at the same time.

I for one, would love to see him playing duos with Ninja at some point and honestly, he should be awarded a medal for spoiling Wick's plans.

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