It’s time to put the “Who’s the stronger Fortnite region?” debate to the test.
Team New Age, a rapidly growing North American esports and entertainment organization, today announced the signing of FNCS winning OCE Trio, “SpeedyND”, “Looter” and “Muz”. The Aussie stars join a primarily NA-based roster which previously boasted the likes of “Reverse2k”, “Deyy” and “Mero”.
Having formerly represented Australia’s premier Fortnite org, Team PWR, it was going to take something extra special to get the attention of Looter and Muz. And that’s exactly what this is…
As revealed in their TNA introduction video, the full team will be heading across the Pacific to play and compete on the NAE server. They are set to make the move in July, shortly after the arrival of Fortnite Season 7.
The idea of players from smaller regions proving themselves in EU or NA has come up a lot over the last year or so, but Covid restrictions have made this impossible. However, as things finally begin to get back to normal, this will be an excellent opportunity to see how Oceania’s top Trio fare against Slackes, Acorn, Jahq and co.
Since securing the FNCS title last season, Speedy, Muz and Looter have shown no signs of slowing down, placing well in every event they enter and popping off individually in Solo tournaments. Just hours after joining TNA they picked up third place in the OCE Champions Cash Cup.
Aside from competing, you can expect to see the boys producing plenty of content during their stay in the States. Earlier this month, Team New Age revealed plans for an original reality TV series filmed at their gaming mansion in Virginia, mentioning that “soon to be announced new faces” would also be involved.
For the young players themselves this is sure to be a life-changing experience, and for Fortnite fans worldwide it will provide a rare glimpse at how playstyles and metas from smaller regions work elsewhere. NA pros such as Calc and Mackwood have already expressed interest in travelling to EU to compete and perhaps this news will open the floodgates for orgs to facilitate similar moves in the future.