A 15-year-old Quebecer has distinguished himself in the world of eSports by winning the most important Fortnite video game tournament with a purse of US$75,000.
To reach the top of the podium, Vincent Fortin, aka Pamstau had to face big names in the middle and opponents sometimes twice as old as him. “the number of participants from 13” [ans] over 33 years”, he testifies.
Self-taught, the teenager from Rivire-du-Loup trains for about seven hours a day and has been playing since 2017.
“What I love the most is the feeling of playing with my friends and winning. “
Despite his win, Vincent Fortin keeps both feet on the ground.
“I believed in my chances, but I was still surprised,” he said.
The teenager doesn’t yet know what he plans to do with the clean amount he won, but he’s justified. “I intend to keep the money for later, you never know what the future holds.”
Organized every year by Epic Games, the developer of the Fortnite game, the FNCS tournament was held on 26 and 27 June.
It attracts thousands of participants to each edition.
Anyone can register and it is when only 100 contestants are in the race that the money comes.
a new team
The girl’s victory went unnoticed.
He received many offers from teams around the world.
He eventually settled on Team 33, California, with an office in Vancouver.
“I already knew it was a good team. As soon as we started discussing, I knew they would bring a lot to me,” says the player.
Video game enthusiasts 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.
a social event
Launched in 2017, Fortnite is an online game that offers various play modes to the users.
The most popular mode, Fortnite Battle Royale, where 100 players battle against each other in increasingly small spaces until only one remains, has seen enormous excitement in a very short period of time.
In May 2020, Epic Games, the company that produced the game, announced that Fortnite has over 350 million players. Hence it sits in the list of most popular games along with Minecraft.