“It feels amazing being the champions of your own region,” said Yumi in an exclusive interview. “The best part about all of this is that I put in the time and effort and it paid off beautifully.”
Covering the entirety of the North American west, the Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS) had some of the best of the best Fortnite competitors this season. The action never stopped, as each team had to make sure their game plans were studied to an absolute certainty.
Every VOD review, every scrim practice, and every other tournament lead up to this past weekend. With a $239,500 USD prize pool on the line, every player had to be at their top performance.
Whereas some of the larger regions may have had a larger prize pool, that does not mean that every player in the NA West region is any less skilled than the others.
Fortnite dropped the West broadcast... This man picked it up.
The official Fortnite broadcast announced at the start of the season that it would no longer be covering the NA West region. This was not okay by some. An original FNCS West analysis, LifewithPanda, took matters into his own hands.
Starting up his own broadcast, the popular analyst and caster took the best of the best crew he could put together and provided the NA West region with the best coverage possible. The broadcast reached thousands of viewers and held upwards of 4,000 concurrent viewers at one point.
“When I heard the NA West was no longer going to be broadcasted, I was gutted,” said Panda. “The community that welcomed me in just lost their main avenue to get recognized.”
Panda created what ended up being an extremely successful broadcast across all lengths.
The Axe of Champions has found its wielder. Yumi and Kewl dominate the West region
The two dominated the first day of games, ending the first six games with a whopping 60-point lead. Going into the second day, both players were pretty certain this was going to be an easy first place for them.
After the last day of games, the two came out victorious. They still had an incredible lead in front of second place.
"It feels amazing being the champions of your own region," said Yumi in an exclusive interview. "The best part about all of this is that I put in the time and effort and it paid off beautifully."
The two young competitors are showing no signs of stopping their Fortnite competitive grind. Winning first gives them an invite to the FNCS invitational this November in Raleigh, North Carolina.