The 15-year-old Quebec distinguished himself in the esports world by winning the most important Fortnite video game tournament, accompanied by a $75,000 purse.
In order to reach the top of the podium, Vincent Fortin, nicknamed Pamstow, had to face big names in the middle and sometimes opponents twice his age. “There were many participants from 13 [ans] of 33 years ”, he testifies.
The self-made teenager from Rivière-du-Loup trains about seven hours a day and has been playing since 2017.
“What I like the most is being able to play with my friends and feel like winning.”
Despite his victory, Vincent Fortin keeps his feet on the ground.
“I was confident of my chances, but I was still surprised,” he said.
The teenager does not yet know what he plans to do with the good amount he has earned, but it remains reasonable. “I intend to keep the money for later, you never know what the future holds.”
The FNCS tournament, which is organized by Epic Games, the developer of the game Fortnite every year, was held on June 26 and 27.
It attracts thousands of participants in each edition.
Anyone can sign up and when there are only 100 competitors still in the race, the money comes in.
The teenager’s victory did not go unnoticed.
He received many proposals from teams around the world.
He finally settled on Team 33, Team California, with an office in Vancouver.
“I already knew it was a good team. As soon as we started the discussion, I knew they would give me a lot,” says the player.
Video game fans will now compete under their banner and represent them on social networks.
He will continue his studies and training as soon as he has time
societal phenomenon ظاهرة
Launched in 2017, Fortnite is an online game that offers users different game modes.
The most popular mode, Fortnite Battle Royale, in which 100 players fight against each other in increasingly smaller spaces until only one is left, has seen massive action in a very short period of time. time.
In May 2020, Epic Games announced that Fortnite has more than 350 million players. So it is on the list of the most popular games along with Minecraft.