The school year is officially underway and one of the opening events was the PlayVS Summer Showdown. The trios tournament in Fortnite that saw a little known school in Boston take the top prize. Bay State University ended up being your champions in the bracket. We got a chance to get in touch with one of their championship trio, Nataniel “Gage” Salyer, and got to ask him about the victory.
The Mind of Top Fortnite Players
When playing multiple games of Fortnite it can be hard not to get tilted or frustrated. If you drop into a hot area, you could die instantly. If you drop and don’t get decent weapons you die quickly. And if you drop too far from the starting circle you die helplessly. This puts a massive emphasis on the early game in Fornite. Bay State knew this and dropped in the same place nearly every game and lived long enough to rack up a ton of points. We asked Gage about how difficult it is to maintain that level of communication deep into the final circles.
It is it’s super difficult because even at the professional level, you can get split up, etc. But it’s I think it’s just a lot of practice that you put in being around your teammates, especially in the bigger team modes like the trios and squads. Being around those players and just trying to keep like your peripheral on them [and] take note of where they are as much as you can. And specifically in this situation, in this tournament, Connor was the IGL (In-Game Leader). So basically the goal was to stick with him and he would do all the tarping for us all. He fragged. It was it’s really just a lot of practice and having positional awareness around you.Bay State University’s Nataniel “Gage” Salyer on Fortnite endgame strategy
By the end of Game 4, Bay State had enough points, barring disaster, to win out. Eventually, they ended up taking home the crown. For their troubles, Gage and his two teammates take home a massive prize pack that includes Alienware gaming laptops, Respawn Gaming chairs, HyperX headsets, and Logitech PC peripherals.