Tom ’72hrs’ Mulligan, one of the more well-known Fortnite esports competitors, has shared new information regarding how he got his start in streaming.
If you’ve followed the Fortnite esports scene at all then you’re probably familiar with the name Tom Mulligan, better known in Fortnite as 72hrs.
He first competed in the Summer Skirmish but has since become a staple in the Fortnite esports community.
72hrs held an Ask Me Anything (AMA) on Reddit where he answered questions from fans about himself and playing Fortnite, giving an in-depth look into the inner working of one of the most popular players in the world.
He was able to share a lot of insight into why he got started streaming and when he realized he would be able to make a living playing and streaming Fortnite.
72hrs mentions he has been playing Fortnite since Season 2 meaning he has seen many changes come to the game and has been part of its growth.
One fan asked when it clicked that Fortnite could become a career option for him, to which 72hrs had the following response.
I was streaming Dead by Daylight to some success as a twitch streamer. I started to hate the game as it became more and more simple/straightforward. It felt really stagnant. I was messing around with H1Z1 and eventually moved to Fortnite. I played a lot with Cloakzy and he came to me wanting to make a team as orgs were reaching out to him. Once he told me he wanted to play with me, I started taking the game a lot more seriously and grinding it to become a good player. Most people back then really didn’t think I was any good, and they were probably right. Even in the beginning of the team, I think people questioned why he would pick me and they wanted a different player to be on the team. Cloakzy believed in me and I didn’t want to let him down so I made sure to grind and review/research as much as I could about shooters, Fortnite, and improving. So I would say I owe a lot of my success to Cloak as he got me into the scene and believed in me as a player.
It’s hard to picture 72hrs ever playing a game like Dead by Daylight and it’s interesting to hear the reason he stopped playing it was because it started to become stagnant.
Many would argue as the skill gap has closed in Fortnite that it too has started to become stagnant as many players you run into all know how to build well.
72hrs has shown no indication that he is slowing down in Fortnite so look for him to remain a mainstay in the community going forward.