“My hopes are that after this weekend everyone gets to walk away revitalized for more in-person events.”
With the Fortnite Invitational only a few days away, many players and fans are waiting in anticipation for what is to come. The excitement of being back in person for such a large event has not gone unnoticed.
Fortnite caster Javier “MonsterDface” Collazo shared his thoughts on how it feels to be back for an in-person Fortnite event.
“I’ve been looking forward to this day for what feels like an eternity.”Javier “MonsterDface” Collazo
Fortnite Invitational gets first in-person event since World Cup
It has been quite some time since the last in-person Fortnite event. MonsterDface, who additionally casted at Fortnite’s World Cup back in 2019, is gearing up to cast in Raleigh for the weekend of the Invitational.
“I’ve been looking forward to this day for what feels like an eternity,” MonsterDface responded when asked how it feels to finally be back casting in person. “There is absolutely nothing like having a crowd right there to cheer for those winning moments.”
“There is absolutely nothing like having a crowd right there to cheer for those winning moments.”Javier “MonsterDface” Collazo
With gaming prospects such as MrSavage and more performing, the crowd expectations are already building for what will be a historical event for gamers.
MonsterDface feels a lot of expectations will be met
“I’m expecting a lot of nerves from the players,” said MonsterDface when asked what his expectations are for the Fortnite Invitational. “This is that moment everyone has long anticipated, and I know for a fact that it’s going to be a memorable weekend.”
A memorable weekend to say the least is what lies ahead of us. Fans and players are gearing up for a competition that they do not want to miss.
“My hopes are that after this weekend, everyone gets to walk away revitalized for more in-person events,” MonsterDface added.
These hopes are met by many, as Fortnite plans on announcing something huge at the end of the event, in which many are hoping is another set of in-person competitions, he noted.
“I believe Fortnite in 2023 will deliver. We’ve been in an idle state for such a long time waiting for weekends like the FNCS Invitational to come,” MonsterDface said when asked about his thought on Fortnite in 2023.
“Epic’s competitive team has continued to improve on the community’s wants. Now that we are here and we all get to experience this event together, I’m sure we’ll have many more in-person activations being worked on,” he added.
“My hopes are that after this weekend everyone gets to walk away revitalized for more in-person events.”Javier “MonsterDface” Collazo
Possible Zero Build announcement
This year was huge for Fortnite. Back in the spring, we saw the release of Zero Build, which became an absolute game-changing mode. Zero Build brought back players and created a competitive scene.
Some people are going as far as to say that Fortnite may be making a huge announcement at the invitational regarding Zero Build and competitive.
“I think the Zero Build will continue to play as an amazing gateway into traditional competitive Fortnite,” said MonsterDface. “But I’m even more excited for what Creative will have to offer in 2023!”
With Creative 2.0 just over the horizon, many players are getting amped up to see just what new features Fortnite will have in store.
A modern-day renaissance man: MonsterDface also runs his own production company
Alongside traveling to cast, MonsterDface also runs his own esports production company. Practice Server has been the success behind many large esports tournaments across multiple game titles.
“I have to give all of the credit to my team here,” said MonsterDface when asked about how he manages to juggle both casting and running Practice Server. “Being able to trust in our team to deliver in my absence is one of the most underrated pieces of operating a business.”
That trust has gotten MonsterDface to where he is today, allowing him to travel the world casting for Fortnite.
“It also helps that most of our team will be in attendance supporting this event with stage administration. There is nothing better than winning together!”
MonsterDface continues to prove how hard work and dedication are the deciding factors in making a career in esports.
If you are interested in watching him cast the Fortnite Invitational this weekend, you can do so on Fortnite’s Twitch channel.