Teen Boy Braves Tornado To Keep Playing Fortnite

Teen Boy Braves Tornado To Keep Playing Fortnite
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No one is doubting the popularity of Fortnite at this point, but same gamers have more dedication than others…

Here’s the backstory:

Last week in Greensboro, North Carolina, a 135 MPH tornado touched down, leading to the town to declare a state of emergency. The powerful cyclone claimed at least one life and demolished homes in the surrounding area. Thousands have been without electricity because the storm tossed around trees, power lines.

None of this could dissuade a young man named Anton Williams from continuing his game. In a later interview, standing outside his damaged home and next to an overturned minivan, Williams was quoted as saying,

I was sitting at home and I was playing Fortnite and all of the sudden I just heard a bunch of noise. I looked out the window and I started seeing the roofs come off the houses in front of me. Then I sat back down because I only had a couple of people left in my game. I was going to try and finish the game.

Eventually, the storm grew too powerful for even the lure of a Fortnite victory. Power lines came down, a truck was flipped over, common sense kicked in enough for Anton to grab his sister and nephew and rush them into the bathroom for cover.

When asked wahat was going through his mind at this point Anton responded,

Honestly, I was just thinking about the game. I was hoping everybody was okay around me.

Williams’ house ended up being lifted off its foundations and apower line pierced the ceiling.

I suppose it does show off that famous gamer dedication…but obviously, trying to finish your game isn’t the best response to an emergency situation.


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