Fortnite player Anton Williams was at home, playing (and winning), when a 135 mph tornado crashed into his area in Greensboro, North Carolina. While neighborhood rooftops were being ripped from their moorings, and trucks were being tipped upside down, he continued to play.
Here’s what he had to say to local reporters, as they surveyed the damage yesterday.
“I was sitting at home and I was playing [Fortnite],” Williams told WXII 12 News. “All of sudden, I hear a bunch of noise and I look out the window and I started seeing the roof come off the houses in front of me.
“Then I sit back down because I only have a couple people left in my game,” Williams continued. “I was going to try to finish the game, but then it started getting worse and I started to see the power lines come down.”
At that point, Williams made sure his sister and nephew were safe in the family bathroom. But as chaos reigned outside, his mind was still on Fortnite and the Victory Royale that could have been.
Asked about what he thought of the storm as it raged, he replied: “Honestly, I was thinking about the game, but I was hoping everybody was OK around me.”
You can see Williams’ full interview with WXII 12 News in the video above.