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

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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.

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Fortnite World Cup winner Aqua banned from FNCS by Epic Games

Published: 25/Oct/2020 14:44

by Theo Salaun

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Fortnite World Cup champion David ‘aqua’ Wang has been banned by Epic Games, following controversy over alleged stream sniping against FNCS opponents.

Aqua’s trio (with Rezon and Noahreyli) have been participating in FNCS Europe and, following the Week 3 semis, were accused of stream-sniping another popular trio: Benjy ‘Benjyfishy’ Fish, Martin ‘MrSavage’ Andersen, and Kevin ‘LeTsHe’ Fedjuschkin.

Although fans initially deemed aqua’s behavior suspicious, things quickly escalated. With Benjyfishy’s team unable to qualify for the Week 3 finals and the discovery that aqua was watching MrSavage’s stream during the competition, the controversy has spiraled.

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A screenshot of MrSavage’s Twitch stream showing that aqua was watching during the event.

Aqua banned by Epic Games

On October 25, aqua confirmed that his account had been banned from competitive, with Epic Games simply providing the reason as “other.”

Following condemnations of the World Cup winner’s team, rumors began circulating that aqua, Rezon, and Noahreyli had been banned by participating past the first match of the Finals. 

It was never officially legitimized and has since been made even more unclear by responses from some of the involved parties.

After the rumor mill buzzed with the reports that aqua’s team was banned from competing, he took to Twitter and gave a concise clarification denying those allegations: “We are not banned, we just don’t wanna play. It’s boring without early fighting Benjy.”

Given the difficulty inherent to confirming someone was in fact stream-sniping and didn’t coincidentally run into a fellow streamer, many believe it is unlikely that the World Cup winner has actually been exiled from the competition.

Additionally, some have noted that bans typically result in removal from the leaderboard, something that aqua’s team has not been hit with.

As for how the players are handling it, aqua and Benjyfishy simply joked about the incident.

 

At 17 years old, aqua represented his home country of Austria to the fullest by winning the 2019 Fortnite World Cup’s Duos event with Norway’s Emil ‘Nyhrox’ Bergquist. With a smooth $1.5 million earned from the World Cup, he’s since signed with Cooler Esport and continued to win competitions across Europe.

We will continue to update this article with more details as they become available.