100 Thieves have announced the signing of Martin "MrSavage" Andersen, a 15-year-old Fortnite pro, who has established himself as one of the best Fortnite players in the world.
The Norwegian Fortnite pro started his career in May 2018, when he joined Public Enemy, where he remained until August the same year. Since January 2019, MrSavage has been playing under NRG Esports' banner and left the team on February 10, 2020. He will now become the official member of 100 Thieves' Fortnite team, as revealed this Thursday, February 20.
Throughout his career as a Fortnite pro, MrSavage won over $158,488 in tournament winnings, most of which came from his top-30 finishes at Fortnite World Cup Solo and Duo tournaments. On top of his success at the Fortnite World Cup, MrSavage also reached numerous respectable placements across other Fortnite tournaments, which solidified him as one of the top competitors in the scene, as well as one of the best Fortnite content creators, meaning he will fit in perfectly with the content-heavy 100 Thieves brand.
100 Thieves announced the arrival of the young esports pro with a short video, which they posted on their official Twitter page. The video contained short clips of MrSavage's gameplay moments, as well as a short interview with their new addition.
In the interview, MrSavage spoke about his career, saying he has been playing Fortnite competitively almost since the start while claiming his career-best achievement is his top-30 placement at Solo and Duos at Fortnite World Cup, for which he qualified four times.
"I'm 15 and that gives me the benefit because people [other players] are 20 or 20+, and are super old and have a worse reaction time, so it's a big benefit being younger," said MrSavage.
MrSavage spoke about his playstyle, describing it as unique.
"My playstyle is, I like playing passive, if I feel like I can get a kill then I usually go all-in on it. I only try to take fights when I actually need someone else’s gear," he said.
Back in September, MrSavage participated at Twitch Rivals: TwitchCon Fortnite Showdown, which featured US $1 million prize pool. The youngster alongside his teammates Richard “KingRichard” Nelson and “Rojo” finished fourth and pocketed $88,000 in tournament winnings. He later also won War Legend: Apollo - Invitational, finished second at Fishy Cup Series: Cup 3 and Platform Solo Cash Cup - PC: Chapter 2 Season 1 - Week 3: Europe, won the Contender Solo Cash Cup: Chapter 2 Season 1 - Week 6: Europe, finished fifth at RGS Grand Finals and earlier this year won the Platform Solo Cash Cup - PC: Chapter 2 Season 1 - Week 10: Europe.
On top of his success on the competitive stage, MrSavage also boasts with over one million followers on Twitch, where he has accumulated over 16 million views of his competitive Fortnite streams, making him the most viewer Fortnite player.
The North American organisation entered the Fortnite scene on June 6, 2018, and currently field a seven-man Fortnite roster in their NA Fortnite team in Davis "Ceice" McClellan, Hayden "Elevate" Krueger, Gabriel "Kyzui" Harlos, Brandon "Klass" Weaver, Diego "Arkhram" Lima, Brett "Grandmateets" Squires and Brendan "Falconer" Falconer. MrSavage will become the founding member of 100 Thieves.EU Fortnite team.
Written by KrajnikT
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