The $1.5 million Week Eight tournament of the Fortnite Summer Skirmish series took place at PAX West from August 31 - September 3, and FaZe Clan pro player 'Nate Hill' was one of the best performers at the event.
The newest FaZe pro ended up taking fourth place in the competition's Grand Finals, earning over $100,000 for his strong efforts.
After the tournament, he shared his thoughts about his placement and performance in an interview with Dexerto.
When asked about how he felt after placing so highly, Nate Hill played off the challenge as just another day at the office.
“That’s a good day’s work, I’d say.”
“I’d say that’s light work.”
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While Nate’s response indicates that the competition wasn't too much of a challenge, he wasn’t trying to be overly cocky.
He made a point to express his gratitude for participating in the event and making fourth place, which he feels might earn him a larger following in the near future.
“I’m super grateful. A month ago, I had 50 viewers or some shit… I think I’m about to take off a little bit more. Just grinding for so long, and finally getting validated… I feel like my dreams are coming true.”
Nate also encouraged other players looking to make it, advising them to keep grinding and follow their dreams.
Nate said that the atmosphere in the Finals was intense, as well, with the game’s top talent gathered in once space.
“There wasn’t fisticuffs, but a little bit of back-and-forth between some players that felt they should have done better, or questioned other people’s moves, but it was super fun.”
The Finals featured some of Fortnite’s best competition, with largely unknown competitor MorgausseTV taking first place. With Nate’s high standing, and Tfue's recent move into the FaZe team house, their team could prove to be a massive presence in the game's future competitions.