The 15-year-old Quebec has established himself in the world of sports by winning the most important Fortnight video game tournament, along with a US $ 75,000 purse.
To reach the top of the podium, Vincent Fortin, alias Palmstow, had to face big names in the middle and rivals were sometimes twice as old as him. “There were 33 participants out of 13,” he said.
The self-taught, young man from Riviere-du-Loop has been training seven hours a day and has been playing since 2017. “It’s so much to me, it’s to play with my friends and feel like winning.”
Despite the victory, Vincent Fortin keeps both feet on the ground. “I was confident in my chances, but I was still amazed,” he said.
He still does not know what to do with the fine amount he won, but the young man was reasonable. “I plan to save money later. You never know what the future holds.”
The FNCS Tournament, hosted annually by Epic Games, the developer of the Fortnight game, took place on June 26 and 27.
It attracts thousands of participants in each edition. Anyone can register and the money comes into effect when there are only 100 contestants.
The young man’s success was not recognized. He has received numerous nominations from teams around the world. He eventually settled with Team 33 in California with his office in Vancouver.
“I already knew it was a good team. As soon as we started discussing, I knew they would bring me a lot,” the player said.
Fans of video games can now compete on their banner and be represented on social media. He continues his studies and trains as soon as he has time.
Launched in 2017, Fortnight is an online game that offers users a variety of game modes. The most popular mode is Fortnight Bottle Royale, where 100 players fight each other, experiencing a huge craze, with only a small space left. Very little time.
In May 2020, the company that produced the game, Epic Games, announced that Fortnight had over 350 million players. Hence it is on the list of most popular games along with Minecraft.