Multiple Time Fortnite Summer Skirmish Champion 'NotVivid' Talks About His Family's Reaction to Him Winning So Much Money - Dexerto

Multiple Time Fortnite Summer Skirmish Champion ‘NotVivid’ Talks About His Family’s Reaction to Him Winning So Much Money

Published: 13/Aug/2018 22:44 Updated: 14/Aug/2018 0:16

by Albert Petrosyan


Epic Games’ Summer Skirmish competitive series has given many aspiring Fortnite players a once-in-a-lifetime chance to achieve their dreams.

One competitor who has taken full advantage of his opportunity is ‘NotVivid,’ who has won three of the five events that have been played so far.

NotVivid was initially invited to participate in the Summer Skirmish due to his strong performances in the public ‘Showdown’ in-game competitive Fortnite events, but his Skirmish performances have now earned him an entry nearly every week.

He teamed with fellow Showdown top performer ‘Kevie1’ to place first in Week 1, won the Week 4 solo event, and took home first again in Week 5 while playing with Team Liquid pro ‘Poach.’

His total winnings have now reached $150,000, an incredible sum of money over a short period of time.

Speaking with hosts ‘MonsterDFace’ and ‘TwoLoudTX’ on Dexerto’s ‘The Fortnite Podcast,’ the 20 year old recounted how his family did not initially realize what his son was actually achieving.

“I don’t think my dad really believed me in the first week. I was like ‘dad I just won $25,000’ and he’s like ‘ok wow,’ he’s just like ‘when I see it, I’ll believe you.”

He went on to describe how the $70K he won in the Week 4 tournament was what finally got his dad’s attention and made him realize what was going on and want to know more.

“Then Week 4 was like ‘dad I just won $70,000. […] At this point he’s like “is there anything to look up online to see this stuff.’ And I believe like Bleacher Report, you know I linked him all that and on Facebook he was seeing so much stuff because, you know, Fortnite is huge so that’s stuff everywhere. He asked me ‘what’s your name on Fortnite?’ and I said ‘NotVivid’ and he’s like ‘no shit, that’s him, that’s my son.’ I think this past week, Week 5, I called him on stream, and yeah he just keeps saying ‘wow.’ “

Ultimately, NotVivid’s incredible achievements have earned his father’s respect not only towards him, but the gaming and esports industries as a whole.

“I can tell he’s pretty impressed. He sent me a text somewhere along the lines of “sorry for ever doubting your video gaming” and stuff like that. So I think it was a lot about him starting to respect the industry and stuff, because, you know, a lot of people, and nothing against people who are of like older generation, but it’s very hard for them to comprehend, because they don’t comprehend technology, most of the time. Let alone, you can make money from technology? And stuff like that. I think he’s finally starting to do his own research and figure it out for himself that ‘wow, it is possible. If you can do it, you can do it.’ “

The entirety of NotVivid’s interview on The Fortnite Podcast can be viewed below, with the segment regarding his family starting at the 36:50 mark.


IWNL wins Fortnite Streamer Bowl 2: results & recap

Published: 17/Jan/2021 1:13

by Bill Cooney


Fortnite hosted it’s Streamer Bowl II on January 16 through Twitch Rivals, and we’ve got the full rundown along with the final top 10 standings from the event.

The Streamer Bowl II cup took place from 4 PM to 7 PM EST on January 16, and featured hundreds of regular players, along with a ton of well-known streamers like Ninja and Bugha to name two of the biggest names.

There were even a few NFL stars in the mix, including Tampa Bay Bucs Wideout Mike Evans, Carolina Panthers Running Back Christian McCaffrey, and Arizona Cardinals Quarterback Kyler Murray to name a few.

It was a tough battle at the top of the bracket, but eventually, a winner was proclaimed, so let’s take a look at who came out as the winner of Streamer Bowl II.

Fortnite Streamer Bowl II results & final standings

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IWNL managed to grab first place after just 9 rounds.

Coming in first with 3 wins out of 9 total matches played, Fortnite esports player IWNL was eventually crowned the champion with 129 points. But, fellow Fortnite comp player Nevify was actually tied with the same amount of points, but fewer average elims, and total matches played at just 8.

Below are the top 10 placements of the Fortnite Streamer Bowl II on Twitch Rivals:

Place Player Points Total Matches (wins) Avg. Elims Avg. Place
1 IWNL 129 9 (3) 5.44 29.00
2 Nevify 129 8 (3) 3.88 13.25
3 DnSpecFN 120 10 (2) 4.60 23.00
4 crazyggs 120 8 (2) 4.38 14.13
5 32wanted 115 10 (2) 4.20 36.60
6 zadic on 90fps 112 10 (2) 4.20 35.90
7 prevalesrr 112 8 (1) 5.00 30.38
8 darbzy 112 8 (1) 4.88 18.13
9 CommittedG 112 9 (1) 4.78 24.11
10 Drizzy 112 10 (1) 4.70 32.20

Fortnite Streamer Bowl II rules

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Participants could only drop into 10 different matches for their total score.

The Rules for Streamer Bowl II were fairly straightforward if you’ve watched or participated in any competitive Fortnite events before. Players had 10 matches to drop into Solos games and attempt to increase their score as much as possible.

Five points were awarded per Victory Royale, with three for reaching the top two and one point from there. Kills also were worth a point each, which was of course the main focus for all of our top 10 finishers.