Byron from Brawl Stars becomes viral not because of anything related to the game but all thanks to the creativity of Redditors. Byron from Brawl Stars is in the news just like the group of retail investors on subreddit r/wallstreetbets, who raised the stock price of GameStop by 1,700 percent. A Reddit user creatively crafted the Byron skin to make us believe about its similarity with Colonel Harland David Sanders, the founder of KFC. The edited version of Byron skin was posted on subreddit r/brawlstars and this even caught the eye of the executive handling the Twitter handle of Brawl Stars.
Brawl Stars tried to troll KFC Gaming after they tweeted, “Tell us one gaming character you’re definitely taking in a fight and why”. They used the same edited image of Byron looking like KFC Founder. Brawl Stars ES also tweeted, “Speaking of tasty! We already know where Byron escapes from time to time! @KFC_ES I’m sure the backpack doesn’t just keep potions! Credits for this unexpected crossover: reddit.sanbastase.”
This resulted in a response from KFC where they replied, “I love brawl stars what a great game”. It was this response that made Twitterati acknowledge the resemblance and Byron becomes viral across all the platforms. People reacted to the image as, “Imagine KFC Byron shooting Fried Chicken”, “spicy fried chicken would be for enemies”, etc.
For those unfamiliar with the Brawl Stars, Byron and Edgar are two new brawlers that were introduced in December 2020. Byron is a Mythic Brawler that has low burst-damage potential and health but it can provide a large amount of healing utility to his team. On the other hand, Edgar has moderate damage and health and is an Epic Brawler who could be unlocked for free.