In a recent interview with Jake Lucky on his Gaming Tour of America, former professional Fortnite player Myth spoke about how he found success in the streaming space and his experience moving away from Fortnite.
Now among the most popular streamers on Twitch, Myth has over 7.4 million followers. However, his beginnings were humble with the content creator streaming while working a full-time job at Tim Hortons.
Myth’s Success Was Thanks To Fortnite
When asked about how Myth realized that live streaming games was his foreseeable future and a full-time job, the Twitch streamer stated it was all thanks to Fortnite.
“The turning point was definitely when Fortnite came out,” Myth explained. Before Fortnite, Myth would play and stream Paragon, a free-to-play multiplayer battle arena game, and attract between 50 to 70 viewers to his channel.
However, when Fortnite Battle Royale was released, Myth knew that it was the perfect game for him. He transitioned to playing Fortnite and would dedicate several hours every day to the game.
Thanks to his captivating personality, FPS skills, ability to always entertain, and the game’s popularity, Myth saw a massive boost in viewership. And the rest is history.
But all good things come to an end, and so did Myth’s time with Fortnite. Hours of playing the game every day and a lack of updates to keep it fresh and entertaining led to Myth getting burned out.
Myth On Moving Away From Fortnite
It’s a struggle for any content creator to move away from a game that helped establish their identity and community. The drop in viewership, income, and other factors make it a very daunting task.
However, Myth took the big step of moving away from Fortnite when Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare came out along with its battle royale game mode, Warzone.
“My first major transition was like, Warzone. When Call of Duty: Modern Warfare came out, I was like, holy fuck, I like this game,” Myth explained. And as the first Fortnite streamer to transition to Warzone, Myth left no stone unturned in his efforts to keep entertaining his audience.
Myth had to establish himself in a new community, which he couldn’t do if he wasn’t ready to go all-in. According to Myth, there’s no in-between and half-hearting when making such a switch. Because if you don’t go at it with all your effort, it’s not going to work out.
You can watch the full interview where Myth answers many other interesting questions and enjoys eating Sushi with Jake on the Full Squad Gaming’s YouTube channel.