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Liverpool FC CEO reveals why Premier League teams should be afraid of Fortnite

Published: 1/Feb/2019 17:21 Updated: 1/Feb/2019 17:50

by David Purcell

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Liverpool FC’s CEO Peter Moore has expressed his fears about millennials growing up playing video games like Fortnite, instead of soccer.  

Moore has worked in high profile posts at SEGA, Microsoft and Electronic Arts in the past, but now says that the rise of gaming is a cause for concern. 

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During an interview with Arabian Business Magazine, as reported by SportsPro, the Liverpool chief shed light on the reasons why soccer teams are now having to compete with video games in terms of content, but also how gaming’s popularity could be a detriment to the sport’s following – in the long term.

Epic GamesThe Fortnite craze is showing no signs of slowing down and Moore is concerned.

Moore explained his position, stating: “We are an industry that needs to harness technology to make sure we don’t miss an entire generation of young people growing up that don’t have that love for football.

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He added: “We need to package content in bites of 60 to 90 seconds to keep their engagement.”

Using the success of Epic Games’ free-to-play game as an example, he explained how not only are Liverpool competing with other teams in England and across Europe, but potentially against a change in popular culture too. 

“If we don’t build technological prowess as a club we will lose [millennial male viewers],” the CEO of the current Premier League leaders said. “There’s so much pressure on time now and only 24 hours in a day… there are only so many hours to play Fortnite.”

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Many people believe that Fortnite’s popularity stems from it being, firstly, free-to-play for anybody and, secondly, that the game can be played on all platforms as well. 

The Premier League is the most-watched in the world at the moment.

The amount of time people spend playing video games is not just a challenge for the here and now, though, and Moore is clearly quite fearful of the implications in the long run as well. 

“90 minutes is a long time for a millennial male to sit down on a couch,” Moore added. 

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“When I look at viewing and attendance figures of millennial males, I’m concerned as a chief executive of a football club that relies on the next generation of fans coming through.”

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How to complete Fortnite Season 4 Week 7 challenges

Published: 8/Oct/2020 0:31

by Brad Norton

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We’re now in the seventh week of Fortnite’s Marvel-themed season meaning that there’s not long to go until the current battle pass items are locked away for good. Here’s everything you need to know about the latest challenges to help with your experience gains.

As with every other season, XP is vital in Fortnite. Whether you’re trying to unlock one of the 100 base tiers in the Season 4 Battle Pass, or you’re pushing beyond that for ultra-rare skins, there’s always something to pursue.

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Challenges are often the best way to help boost your XP gains. Most can be knocked off in a matter of minutes for some of the biggest XP dumps possible in the battle royale. If you’ve already been ticking objectives off each week, you’ll feel right at home this time around.

From searching chests to tallying eliminations, the Week 7 challenges couldn’t be simpler. Here’s our complete overview of the eight unique tasks on offer.

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Be on the lookout for enemies near Doom’s Domain this week.

You’ll be jumping around the map quite a bit this week as almost every challenge will take you to a new location. Finding eliminations at Craggy Cliffs should be a breeze as this is sure to be a hotspot over the next few days. Just be prepared for an immediate fight every time you drop here in Week 7.

The same can be said for Doom’s Domain as players will be looking to enter the vault for easy XP. Make sure you have a decent loadout before heading in as you’re sure to face some opposition here.

One rather unique challenge this week asks you to deal damage in a very specific way. First, you’ll need to find and equip Storm’s Whirlwind Blast ability. Once you’ve got an enemy in your sights, use this ability to knock them back. Once they’re pushed off course, you’ll then need to swap your weapons and deal 1,000 damage.

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To tick off multiple challenges at once, you could always find Storm’s ability, then head to Craggy Cliffs, or even Coral Castle. The full list of objectives for Week 7 can be found below.

Fortnite Season 4 Week 7 Challenges:

  • Search Chests at Catty Corner (7)
  • Eliminations at Craggy Cliffs (3)
  • Enter the Vault in Doom’s Domain
  • Destroy Cobwebs at The Authority (3)
  • Discover Tony Stark’s hidden Lake House laboratory
  • Drive a car from Sweaty Sands to Misty Meadows in less than 4 minutes without getting out
  • Deal damage after knocking an opponent back with Storm’s Whirlwind Blast (1,000)
  • Deal damage to opponents at Coral Castle (500)
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Stark Industries will be swarmed by teams looking for the secret Lake House

If you’re struggling with the unique tasks this week, here’s a few quick pointers. Storm’s ability can be used to knock enemies off high ground vantage points. Any fall damage will count towards your weekly objective.

Additionally, Tony Stark’s hidden Lake House can be found just North of the Stark Industries POI. 

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