Two outstanding Australian Fortnite players will move to Europe to compete for more recognition and a significantly larger prize pool
Fortnite Battle Royale does not often see cross-region competitive action despite its worldwide reach. Epic Games splits the competitive scene into seven regions–each with various talent levels, prize pools and tournaments. Unfortunately, the best players in each area rarely compete against those in other areas. The last genuine LAN competition occurred in February 2020. Since then, the COVID-19 pandemic forced a purely online tournament landscape.
Despite the difficulty of hosting all-encompassing events, we’ve seen some players from other regions cross into unfamiliar territory. Season X saw a slew of professional players from Oceania venture to NA East to compete in the inaugural Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS). That exact scenario played out last year, when Oceania FNCS winners – Muz, Speedy and Looter – joined Team NewAge in an attempt to conquer North America.
Today, two more of Oceania’s best players revealed their plans to travel to Germany to compete in the European region. FNCS Season 7 winners Sunz (16) and VortexM (17) will attempt to conquer the world’s most challenging competitive Fortnite scene.
From Oceania to Europe
— VortexM (@VortexM_) January 26, 2022
The Australian duo announced their move to Europe early this morning, and it instantly became a notable topic. Two top players from one region crossing into another always manage to create intriguing storylines. As previously mentioned, FNCS Season 8 winner Muz followed the same path and became arguably a top-five player in the NA East region. Sunz and VortexM will hope to follow that same path, albeit in a more robust landscape.
The Task Ahead for Two of OCE’s Best
— sunz (@sunzgod) January 26, 2022
Both players have qualified for multiple FNCS Finals in Oceania and even collected their first Axe of Champions in Season 7. The talent is there without question. However, top players in one region do not always transition successfully. There’s no denying the story, though, as we are in an entirely new era of competitive Fortnite. Sunz and VortexM will look to overcome names like four-time FNCS winner Tai “TaySon” Starčič, Thomas “Th0masHD” Høxbro Davidsen, Benjy “benjyfishy” Fish, Martin “MrSavage” Foss Andersen and many more.
It’s unclear when Sunz and VortexM plan to make the trek. There’s no ignoring the potential success and sponsorship opportunities awaiting them. We can assume it’ll happen within the next few weeks, considering the first FNCS of 2022 is on tap for February. Can the OCE standouts find success in Europe? This storyline will be upfront and center as Chapter 3 Season 1 continues.