Fame and ‘Fortnite’ — Inside the Global Gaming Phenomenon

It’s captivated a generation of teens. Now it’s making millionaires of its star players.

The Financial Times
Aug 2 · 11 min read
Richard Tyler Blevins (on screen), aka Ninja, speaks to the crowd at the start of the 2019 Fortnite World Cup Finals. Photo: by Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images

By Anna Nicolaou

At first, it seems like any other sporting event. Parents sip beer from clear plastic cups. Children eat overpriced soft pretzels and pizza, holding giant red styrofoam hands I…

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