THIS IS the teenager who currently stands in the way of the best North East Fortnite players getting their hands on £25,000.
But now the challenge has been thrown down for fans of the online global phenomenon to see if they can make it to become one of the UK’s top players and win an amazing prize.
Millions of enthusiasts take part in Battle Royale every month and now a live Fortnite battle is taking place at venues around the country until the end of March, where the champions will fight it out for first place.
EStars featuring Fortnite is bringing a real-life Fortnite Battleground to Newcastle’s St James’ Park from 1 to 3 March, where gamers can compete against other players to win cash prizes.
And the nine players with the highest scores across the three days will win a spot at the final at Stamford Bridge, London on 31 March, where they will battle against players from around the country to try and scoop the grand prize of £25,000.
The competition has already been held in Glasgow and Brighton, where 13-year-old Roman Rai from Paisley is holding top place, with 20 kills.
But the field is still wide open for North East players to make it through to the final, which will be held at Stamford Bridge, London on 31 March.
Entrants will enter the competition arena through a specially created Battle Bus, before testing their skills against other fans of the game in a pre-booked one hour slot.
Winners of each individual session will win a cash prize, with spot prizes and Estars merchandise on offer throughout the events.
Fans of the game will also have the chance to meet their favourite characters and perform some of the game’s iconic dance moves in dance-offs.
The Newcastle event is one of a number taking place around the UK, before the grand final in London in March.
Maeve Finnegan, of EStars, believes North East players have a real chance of getting on to the leader board.
“We know that Fortnite is massively popular across the region,” said Maeve.
“Roman is at the top at the moment but there’s still a long way to go and we’re hoping that we will see more champions emerge after the event at St James Park.
“We hope gamers of all skill levels will be encouraged to grab a ticket and come along, because it’s set to be a fantastic event with some great prizes to be won.”
Tickets for the event are £25 each which can be booked online for specific slots at https://www.estars.pro/.
Session winners will receive £25 and the best scores over the day will see a first prize of £250, with second place receiving £100 and £50 for third place.
The event is open to players aged 12 and over, but those under 16 must attend with an accompanying adult, who can attend free of charge.