Noah “Vivid” Wright, arguably the top Fortnite: Battle Royale player in the world, has joined Team Liquid. The organization’s roster now features Vivid, Thomas “72hrs” Mulligan, Ryan “Chap” Chaplo, Jake “Poach” Brumleve, and Adam “Strafesh0t” Crawford.
Since the beginning of the Fortnite Summer Skirmish series in mid-July, Vivid has emerged as an elite talent with the ability to take down any opposing player. Of the nine competitions over the last seven weeks, Vivid has claimed championships in four and been a runner-up in another.
In one of Vivid’s title-winning tournaments, the $500,000 Duos competition in week five, he teamed up with Poach, now a teammate of his. That in-game synergy was a big plus, according to Vivid.
“When it comes to choosing my team I really want to be comfortable with the standing roster, and I watched [72hrs], Poach, and Chap a lot and I loved their personalities,” Vivid said. “When I got into calls with them on Discord it was so natural to have a conversation and when we got in games together the gameplay just flowed really well. That was a huge part, because there was a natural chemistry and we felt really comfortable together.”
Liquid entered Fortnite in June with the signing of Vivid’s four new teammates. Since then, the players have earned top placings in both the now-defunct Friday Fortnite tournaments and the eight-week Summer Skirmish series.
While the Summer Skirmish is coming to a close, Vivid and the rest of Liquid will have a shot to close out the series on top with the $1.5 million Solo event this weekend at PAX West in Seattle.