BenjyFishy – Stories from the Battle Bus

BenjyFishy – Stories from the Battle Bus


(crickets chirping) Epic Games Presents Surrey, England There’s nobody in NA-East that’s as dominant as us. So, it’s gonna be super even. (on headset) Mongraal, you’re such a humble guy. When Benjy’s playing tournaments… I enjoy listening to it. (on headset) Oh wait, on me, on me! I’m rotating, I’m rotating! Follow me, follow me, follow me! Look, we need to land on this, we land on this! What’s above, what’s above? Nice! (laughs) Oh, my– We’re height, we’re height, we’re height! He is…quite vocal. (on headset) Hey! Oh, my God, it’s coming to 100! I do get woken up because he’s quite loud. (on headset) Oh, what?! Bro, how many launches does he have? But, I enjoy hearing it, so I wouldn’t have it any other way. (laughs) Me and Mongraal, we are the loudest communicators. (on headset) Wait, are we gonna push from Southwest? We gonna push from Southwest? We both really respect each other as players. (on headset) I’m going to Mongraal. Wait, do you have a shotgun? Mongraal, do you have a shotgun? We always get, like, super hyped. (on headset) Nice! Let’s go! I think hype is super important in Fortnite. (on headset) We’re so good! We’re so good! Let’s go! Let’s go! (keyboard clacking) What time do you need to be up tomorrow to start practicing? Umm… Like, 1:00. 1:00? Okay. Playing a tournament for hours… Yeah, it’s really…it’s just tough. But… I guess I just wanna… Be the best. (crickets chirping) Stories from the Battle Bus
(BenjyFishy) (flash bulb) (water flowing) (birds chirping) Benjy, come on! (clapping) Time to get up! (clapping) Come on! (clapping) My mom wakes me up every day… (clapping) She’s very original. (ringing bell) Benjy, come on! Time to get up! (ringing bell) Benjy! (ringing bell) It’s just so annoying. (ringing bell) You need to be waking up! (ringing bell) Come on! (ringing bell) (water hissing) (toothbrush whirring) (water hissing) (fridge door opening) I live in Surrey… And I live next to the river. Being at home… I feel a lot more comfortable. Having my own bedroom’s really nice. (keyboard clacking) I always play better. I just like looking after him, to be honest. Just making sure he’s got everything he needs. He doesn’t have to worry about anything. (laundry machine swirling) And so, he can spend time playing. What are these? The–You’ve got the, umm… Logs? Those are the builds. That’s not mats, is it? Yeah, it is. For materials? Mhm! What’s better then, woods, bricks, or metals? So, metal and brick are good for bases, but, for fighting, wood’s better. They’re all good at different things. Alright. Cool. So, you’re going off to practice now? Mhm! (keyboard clacking) All we need is one, like, pop off game. That’s all we need. Ya know, I’m practicing as hard as possible. We’ve been dominating so much. Really looking forward to the next, like, big event. Before the actual World Cup itself… Benjy had set himself very high expectations. (keyboard clacking) He was there to win. (keyboard clacking) I was really confident… when, like, I was actually in New York. New York City I wanted to be, like, the best I could be for World Cup. (announcer) Take a look there, BenjyFishy… has been showing up. I told him to play to the crowd! I said, “Play to the crowd, have some fun!” Yeah, good to see him smiling, ya know? Benjy, loosen up buddy! I was aiming for top 10… (announcer) We immediately hop on board with BenjyFishy… BenjyFishy’s gonna be down! I got sniped in 2 of the games… I just got instafinished. The other time, I was sitting on a ramp… and they sniped the ramp… I started falling, and they sniped me while I was falling. (thud) I was definitely disappointed after that. (announcer) BenjyFishy goes down! Little bit of frustration on his face, and I can’t blame him. In World Cup… We got 14th in duos, and I got 25th in solos. I felt bad after it. I knew I was just as good as everybody else there. He was… I would say, actually, devestated… that he hadn’t done as well as he wanted to. Very much, he wanted to be on his own. I need to make sure that my emotions don’t, ya know, overcome me. And just keep moving forward. You shouldn’t let one tournament result affect, like… affect you. Obviously, I didn’t do as well as I wanted at World Cup, but… I don’t let the past affect me. I think, actually, as a player, he’ll come out stronger… For the next competition, he’ll know what to expect. So, he’s taken the disappointment and channeled it into… moving forward. You can always get better, no matter what, even if you’re the best at the time… There’s always things you can improve on. (keyboard clacking) (on headset) Yeah, yeah, yeah. Oh, my God! Oh, my God! How did you lose that? He’s definitely got more drive, more intensity. Oh, I’ve got this end of a pump on me, there’s another pump on me! More focused, you can sorta see it in his eyes, that he’s much more driven. (suitcase shuffling) Oh, there’s two here! Two weeks later… I was offered to go out to Frankfurt. And then, I decided to go to a bootcamp with some of my mates in London. Alright, well give me a… Have a good time. Benjy has been doing more travelling. (suitcase thudding) I don’t mind sharing Benjy with the world. He’s growing up. San Diego, California Right now, we’re in San Diego for TwitchCon. I played in Twitch Rivals. (announcer) Benjy’s still up! Benjy picks up 2! (announcer) Now, it’s Benjy, up above! Oh, my God! With the– He’s got it! Yes, he’s got the Royale! (crowd cheering) I’m so happy, I’m so happy. This is like… I didn’t perform as well as I wanted at World Cup… but the fact that I played good at a LAN… I don’t know, I’m so happy. I’m so happy. (crowd cheering) To see what Benjy’s achieved in such a short space of time… makes me really proud. If you told me where he would be this time last year… Ya know, you wouldn’t believe it. (ocean waves crashing) In the past few months, I’ve learned a lot about… who I am… where I want to be. Travelling the world, just to, like, play a game that I love is– –it’s the coolest thing. I love it. (ocean waves crashing) Stories from the Battle Bus
(BenjyFishy) (ocean waves crashing) Thank you to BenjyFishy and his family.