The St. Clair Saints Fortnite team finished 15th overall in the $100k North American Collegiate esports playoffs over the weekend.
The team, headed by coach Nicolas Ciri, entered the playoffs as the 25th seed.
On Saturday, they were placed into the stronger of two heats, where they faced many top 10 teams. While the team wasn't flashy, their consistent play allowed them to narrowly advance to the day two finals as the bottom team. Luckily, their performance picked up on Sunday.
Through the first three games the team was brilliant and found themselves in the top five heading into the last three games. Ultimately, the Saints slid down a few spots but finished 15th overall out of an original pool of 270 teams from all over North America.
St. Clair College was the only Canadian school to advance to playoffs, which easily makes them the top Canadian Fortnite team.
Asked about the performance, coach Ciri said: "Coming into the tournament we had to replace one of our most important players so we knew the road to the finals would be difficult. I'm very pleased with how (players) Jordan Monforton and Grant King played. They exceeded everyone’s expectations including my own and were able to prove why we deserved to be in the grand finals."
For their efforts, the team earned $1,000 (US) in scholarship prizing.
The team will now take a break for the holidays and return to competition in January when they will compete in the recently announced $100k PlayVS North American Collegiate League.