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Malibuca started playing in Season 3 of Chapter One, just like many other players back then, he was just playing for fun and for the love of the game. He had no idea that one day he would become one of the greatest players the game has ever seen. He would continue to play just for fun, not taking the game too seriously, and then the World Cup was announced. In week 9 of solos, he would actually end up making his first earnings. After making his first earnings he knew he was better than the average player so he started grinding and making money in tournaments. In July of 2020, he would make his first final at the Solo Online Dreamhack Cup. He would finish very poorly in 98th place, but that was still 300 dollars. The season where Malibuca started to make some improvements was Chapter 2 Season 3 where he would make some money in the trio cash cup, third qualifier and he also made heats for the fncs. From here he would continue to place in a few more cash cups and was able to make money in every session of Frosty Frenzy. After that, with the help of his brother, he was able to buy a better setup, and this is where he started to shine as a player.

In Season 5 of Chapter 2, he made his first appearance at an FNCS Grand Final, finishing 19th overall despite being triple-contested. Chapter 2 Season 7 started and he was looking for a new trio, he would take Shizo and Merstach. Going into the FNCS they would still land Steamy and after qualifying for the finals they were contested by Mr Savage, Refsgaard, and Endretta. He placed 28th while Savage placed 11th, but that didn't discourage them. In Season 8, he would have his best season yet, and he would also get his best finish, placing third in the Dreamhack finals with Merstarch. After competing against Savage and Benjy, he would end up in 7th place, doubling his winnings, while Benjy ended up in 23rd place. This is where Benjy fans started to love Malibuca.

Now we are heading into the third chapter and it has been announced that the main game mode for the rest of the year will be Duos. In the first season, they would do well in the Cash Cups and he would only finish 15th in the FNCS, but season 2 would be where he would have to make one of the biggest changes in his life. Due to the war going on between Russia and Ukraine, he had to leave his country and parents behind at the age of 16 and move to Serbia with his brother to earn money. During the same season, he had his best performance, placing 4th in the Grand Final with Merstarch and earning over 60k dollars while he was competing. Now he was starting to establish himself as one of the best players in the world, although he still had to prove it. Luckily for him, the biggest third-party tournament Fortnite has ever seen was coming up, the Gamers8, he would end up winning the event alongside EpikWhale.

Malibuca would end up winning 250K for the event and 100K for being the MVP player of the tournament. He was definitely under everyone's radar. Now, after winning his first major, the FNCS was coming up and he was one of the favorites to win. He didn't disappoint and finished in second place. This qualified him for the FNCS Invitational at the end of the year, where he finished 16th. Going into Chapter 4, Malibuca and Merstarch decided to split and everyone was confused. This turned out to be one of the best decisions they ever made as Merstach started playing with Tayson while Malibuca chose Th0masHD.

Th0masHD is a true Fortnite veteran, and what's incredible about him is that he just keeps getting better, like a fine wine. Hailing from Denmark, he's always been a top-notch gamer, previously showing off his skills in games like CS:GO. Th0masHD's first major Fortnite tournament was the 2018 Winter Royale, where he finished in 90th place. When the Fortnite World Cup was announced for 2019, he began to practice in earnest. In fact, he consistently raked in money during the qualifiers and managed to secure a spot in the duo finals, where he placed 21st.

Right after the World Cup, Fortnite introduced the FNCS, and Th0masHD stepped up his game, dominating week after week until he reached the finals, where he finished ninth. Throughout the year, Th0masHD, who was playing alongside Klusia at the time, consistently placed well in nearly every tournament, earning a nice stack of cash. In mid-2020, when solo FNCS became a thing, Thomas began to shine even brighter. He took down several Cash Cups and even managed a fourth-place finish in the FNCS Grand Final.

From that point on, he formed a trio with Flikk and Anas, a trio that would go down in history as one of the best. They won numerous tournaments and secured third, second, and fourth place in the FNCS during Chapter 2 seasons 4, 5, and 6, respectively.

At the start of Season 8, Thomas decided to change up his trio and teamed up with Queasy and Anas. Together, they owned virtually every tournament in every region. Their impressive run resulted in an eighth-place finish in the FNCS and a solid third-place finish in the FNCS Grand Royale. With the arrival of duos in 2022, Th0masHD teamed up with TaySon, and they dominated every competition, finishing a respectable third in the FNCS.

As Season 2 of Chapter 3 began, Tayson and Th0masHD decided to part ways. His new partner became Trippern, and they secured another third-place finish, followed by a respectable sixth-place finish at the FNCS Grand Finals.

At the start of Chapter 4, Malibuca and Th0masHD are officially a duo and they will win three Elite Weekly Cups and place very high in the rest of them, he would also make money in pretty much every week of solos, winning five games in one final, setting a world record. During the FNCS, he would finish second again. The next season, he would be one of the favorites to win, but this time it would be contested, and he would still end up placing third, which is one of the best performances ever seen in Fortnite. After the FNCS, he would focus on No Builds as three DreamHacks were announced. He would end up winning DreamHack Dallas and Sweden with Th0masHD. This gave him a chance to win another Gamers8 title, but he finished fifth overall. He will finish 11th in the Major 3 finals.

What does the future hold for Malibuca and Th0mas? Could we see their first FNCS win in the biggest Major after the World Cup?

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Author Bio

Andrea Memoli

Zenko is an Esports manager specializing in Fortnite, he has worked with two of the best organizations in Europe (Become Legends) and NA (Fusion Esports).


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