EpikWhale - Stories from the Battle Bus

Redondo, Redondo, Beach, Redondo, Beach, California, ( dogs, barking, ), ( dogs, barking, ), ( dogs, barking, ) A year and a half ago I didn't even play Fortnite.. No one really knew who I was. Epic Games Presents.

I was just living a normal life playing games with my friends and going to school., And now all of this has happened and it's crazy.. My name is EpikWhale ... ( Announcer ). The players are on the floor.

In the Arthur Ashe Stadium. They're ready. ( family, cheering ), EpikWhale EpikWhale. I'm 17-years-old and I finished 3rd at the Fortnite World Cup Championship. ( family, cheering ), EpikWhale, (, family, cheering ), ( keyboard, clacking, ) Stories from the Battle Bus, (, EpikWhale, ), (, train tracks, screeching ), New New York, New York City.

I traveled to New York with my dad originally and then the rest of my family came later.. We did not have any sense of what this World Cup event really was.. We thought it was another tournament that he was going to be playing in, so we did not expect what we're dealing with now.

( off-screen, ) EpikWhale can go photo and interviews.. The World Cup was a very new experience for me. ( photographer ) Smile, ... perfect.. Just give me a fistbump in the air ... nice. I met Psalm and a lot of people that I've, been playing with and practicing with.

( announcer ). Ladies and gentleman, 1st place today wins $ 3 million.. If you get 2nd 3rd or 4th your prize money, you're. Winning is also above the $ 1 million mark. People always underestimate Epik, because he's quiet.

. He's, never been the biggest or fastest., But underneath all of that lurks a very, very strong competitor., ( announcer ) EpikWhale known for taking walls taking names and pressing forward. After the 1st game.

I was in like 20-something place.. I just kept going up and then I just went into the teens. ( announcer ) EpikWhale is currently in 6th position. In game 5. I had an iconic fight with Riversan. ( shimmering noise, ) ( announcer ) Riversan in 4th.

So this is a battle at the top of the leaderboard.. No And Epik cannot quite find the target.. That is a moment --, That's, huge --, where I think nerves gets you a little bit. Here are the standings EpikWhale knocked down to 8th.

. After that, I was just focused on playing the game.. What makes him one of the best in the world his ability to be able to kinda see things strategically, that I don't, think everyone sees. (, announcer ).

This is the last game. The Fortnite World Cup Finals, ( family, cheering ), EpikWhale, (, snow, crunching, ), (, air swooshing ) In game 6 .... I just was playing for endgame. And I ended up getting a lot of points that game.

( crowd. Cheering ) ( brother ) EpikWhale, When it ended Psalm, actually came up to me and .... He was like & quot Dude. I think you got 3rd place. & quot And I was like & quot No way. & quot ( announcer ) EpikWhale $ 1.

2 million for 3rd. After I won, I met with my family and they all congratulated me. ( sister ). Did you see? I knew that I would do pretty good, but I didn't. Think I'd, get like top 3.. It's, crazy. (, off-screen ) Amazing.

Now, if you want to get air conditioning in the car, you can do it. ( laughing ), ( sister ). You can upgrade your speaker system, Maybe --, Maybe a subwoofer air conditioning. (, cheering ), ( clothes, hangers, shuffling ).

Since the World Cup. I started my senior year in high school ... ( backpack zippering ) Got my driver's, license ... And my own car. ( door. Shutting ) It's, one of my favorite things. ( engine revving, ) ( gear, shifting ) ( engine revving ).

Since I got my car, I've had a lot more freedom. After school. I can just drive with my friends and we can go get food wherever we want. It's, definitely fun.. I have added a few new things to my setup, a new chair, a new PC, a new monitor, stand and a new mouse.

. So I can focus on streaming and playing competitive Fortnite because it's fun and I like competing and being at the top. ( boat motor revving, ), ( water, splashing ). It doesn't. Surprise us that he's.

Doing well. It's, been a very wonderful change in our lives and we couldn't, be happier. ( engine revving ), I feel like since the World Cup. It definitely has given me a lot of confidence.. I haven't really slowed down and I'm, not going to.

Stories from the Battle Bus, (, EpikWhale, ), [, Music ] and you're, going to have to go ahead and you would play for it. -- [, Music ]. No one really knew who I was. I was just living a normal life playing games with my friends going to score, and now all this has happened in its greatly [ Music ].

My name is epic. Well flairs on the floor. In the Arthur Ashe Stadium, they're, ready, [ Applause, ] 17 years old, and I finished third at the port, my boat [ Applause ]. I traveled to New York with my dad originally and then the rest of my family came later.

We did not have any sense of what this World Cup event really was. We thought it was another tournament that he was going to be playing in, so we did not expect what we're. Dealing with now, the World Cup was a very new experience for me.

Smile give me a fist pump in the air nice. I met Sean and a lot of people that had been playing with and practicing with. Ladies and gentlemen, first place today wins three million dollars. If you get second third or fourth, your prize money or win, it is also above the 1 million mark.

People always underestimate. Epic, because he's quiet, he's, never been the biggest or fastest, but underneath all of that lurks a very, very strong competitor. Epic whale don't for taking walls taking it and pressing forward after the first game, and I was in like 20-something - plays I just kept going up and I just went into the teens wael is currently in sixth position in Game five.

I had an iconic fight with rivers and river sunny and forth. So this is a battle. The top of the leaderboard Joe don't find the target [ Applause ]. That is what that's, why? I think nerves gets you a little out of yourself here.

Are the standings epic wail knocked down to eat after those just focus on playing the game? What makes him one of the best in the world his ability to be able to kind of see things strategically, that I don't, think everyone sees [ Music ] in games day.

I just was playing granham and I ended up getting a lot of my singing when it ended. Song actually came up to me and he was like dude. I think you got third place and I was like no way well. 1.2 million per third after I won.

I met with my family and they all congratulating me. I knew that I would do pretty good, but I didn't think I did [ Music ] [ Applause, ], [, Music ]. Since the World Cup I started my senior year in high school got my driver's license and my own car [ Music ].

I saw my favorite things: [ Music, ], [, Music ]. Since I got my car, I've. Had a lot more freedom after school, I can just drive with my friends and we can go get food wherever we want it's, definitely fun.

I have added a few new things to my set up: a new chair, a new PC, a new monitor, stand and a new Mouse, so I can focus on streaming and playing competitive for night because it's, fun and I like competing and being At the top, but doesn't.

Surprise us that he's, doing well. It's, been a very wonderful change in our lives and we couldn't, be happier I feel like since the World Cup. That definitely has given me a lot of confidence. I haven't really slowed down.

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