Our players Hoopek and Sk1x have lately shown a really good performance, which made them finish the last week’s Fortnite Summer Skirmish in the 5th spot, granting them $40,000. After the dust has settled, we sat with them and asked some questions about the tournament and their careers.
Last Saturday you won $40,000 at Fortnite Summer Skirmishes, what kind of feeling is it?
Amazing feeling! Sincerely, I am still in shock from the fact that in the course of one evening we were able to win such a large sum. Aside from that, we also got an incredible amount of support on the stream, it was a great experience.
Fantastic, it’s great to win so much money in one evening.
The format of the tournament was quite crazy, did you plan to play games or did you decide to make spontaneous decisions?
At first we had an idea of playing games as we usually do on training or in leagues, where we play mainly for fun. Unfortunately we got pushed from the place on which we usually land and the first games did not look the best. But we bet on our own skill and experience, we forced the enemies from our place and right away we had better results.
I think the basic plan we had was to fly in our place and take the initial killings. We knew that when we got the killings in the initial phase of the game it would be easier in the middle and the end of the game.
After such a success we can safely say that the decision to focus your career on Fortnite turned out to be very good, well, what was the background to such a decision in your case?
It was a bit random, but everything is a little bit random. We played a lot of matchmaking, tried to show up at earlier gameset events (CEE league) and did really well, so now we can take part in tournaments like Skirmish.
Hoopek & Sk1x
And how your family and friends reacted to your decision about full-time playing?
Positive. My parents were a bit surprised that I could earn money by playing games, but after the first successes they fully trusted my decision. Friends knew the subject better, so they immediately began to congratulate and enjoy it.
When I got contracted, I first told my mother about it. She was proud and happy, then I got a lot of messages from friends with congratulations.
Have you thought what would have happened if it hadn’t been for Fortnite?
There is no philosophy here, I would do my schooling, and try to make my dreams come true.
Going back to Fortnite, in your opinion it is a game close to the ideal or there is still a lot of work before the developers?
The creators still have something to work on, the game, if I am not mistaken is still in the beta, so it’s clear that there’s a lot of bugs. Epic Games tries to rotate in directions of changes, which is particularly visible in the constantly changing. However, I am glad that something is happening with the game all the time, and it is not neglected.
I think they have still a lot of work to do.
And what would you change?
I don’t really like the meta of SMGs and holding the left mouse button, but it comes back from the necessary object, to one of the many options to choose from, so it’s getting better.
I would limit the explosives so that they would need to more planning when you are using them. At the moment it looks like you are throwing any explosive and the enemy just dies.
It can be said that you are the best Polish team, how do your daily training look like?
We don’t like this term, especially because the esport is still in its infancy and we don’t know the target format yet. We are happy to win, especially the one like skirmish, but in Poland there are many good players. We prefer to prove with long-term winnings that we are on the podium rather than enjoying one or two wins each. As far as training is concerned, we try to play in a regular way every day, for a few hours and especially strongly put the emphasis on custom games in the leagues as soon as we have the opportunity.
Hoopek & Sk1x
How well do you know each other? Do you have similar characters and interests or are you attracting opposites of each other?
After our gameplay we can see that we complement each other well. I like to build very much, so that people either have to focus on me and Sk1x as an amazing aimer can freely beat the opponent, or focus on him, and then I can attack them from a higher position.
Do you have any words or your fans?
We are very grateful to you for every good word, every presence on the stream. The cheering of people who enjoy our winnings is really motivating and can help in difficult situations.
Hoopek & Sk1x
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