Malachi “Reverse2K” Greiner recently qualified for the Fortnite World Cup Finals in solos. Establishing himself as one of the most successful professional players in Fortnite, Reverse2K brings a veteran mindset to the game and looks to qualify for the duo portion of the Fortnite World Cup with his partner Tyler “Ninja” Blevins.
myst: First off congratulations on officially qualifying for the solo portion of the Fortnite World Cup! How does it feel to have the stress of solos lifted off of your shoulders now?
Reverse2K: It feels absolutely amazing. I always hated solo competition because anything could go wrong in a split second, but I am so relieved that I qualified and now just looking forward to duos!
myst: In previous solo qualifiers, you finished around top 100, how were you able to elevate your performance to second yesterday along with three victories?
Reverse2K: I watched a lot of past gameplay from other qualified players, and just studied them hard on what they did and what I didn’t do. I used their techniques and strategies going into week 7 solos, and it my hard work paid off. I found a new landing spot and drop that I thought suited me the best and everything worked out!
myst: Ninja and yourself have narrowly missed out in qualifying for duos in the last two qualifiers. For those who do not know, how did you two end up becoming duo partners for the World Cup?
Reverse2K: My last duo partner dropped me as a duo for reasons, and I tweeted out that I needed a duo partner for the upcoming World Cup tournament. Ninja direct messaged me, and we played and tried each other out. We vibed really well and decided to become teammates.
myst: With almost every pro playing custom scrim lobbies for practice rather than arena mode, why have you and Ninja opted to play arena mode this whole time and do you think more pros should lean towards arena now?
Reverse2K: I think pros and other players should do whatever they think is best for them. Tyler and I thought arenas were the best for us, you get into engagements that you would in worlds and overall better practice.
myst: With Epic game recently announcing they are adding Trios and squads to arena mode in the near future, do you think these game modes can be better options to competitive play rather than solos?
Reverse2K: I would love to be trios and squads into the competitive scene, unfortunately, I do not think Epic has the servers to support this. They tried to do a squad tournament before, but due to tests of servers, they switched it to duos days before.
myst: With the removal of the pump shotgun during the release of Season 9, where do you think Fortnite’s meta currently ranks and what are your thoughts on the immense changes Season 9 brought?
Reverse2K: I always expect a drastic change when a new season comes out for Fortnite. I am not surprised that the “staple gun” of the game which was the pump shotgun was removed. They like to keep the game fresh for everyone, so it doesn’t get boring.
myst: In yesterdays finals you were able to claim three victory royales, but ultimately finished second. Do you think the scoring system is flawed as in previous duo competitions we have seen Ninja and yourself and Tfue and Cloak muster three victories but missed out on qualifying to duos with zero to one victory?
Reverse2K: I do think a victory royale should be worth more, but the question is how much more? I had multiple talks with a lot of people about the scoring system, it is really tricky to find the “perfect” scoring system.
myst: At the end of this interview, I would like to say thank you for partaking in this and do you have anything to say to your fans out there?
Reverse2K: To all my fans, to all the people that support me and to continue to support me, I love you and wish nothing but the best. Use code “Reverse2k” in the item shop. Thank you! <3
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