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

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


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. 

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.

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.”

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. 

“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.”


Fortnite Galactus skin leaked ahead of Season 4 finale event

Published: 28/Nov/2020 22:12

by Theo Salaun


Just days ahead of Fortnite’s Galactus live event on December 1, data-miners have leaked a highly anticipated Galactus skin without spoiling event details. 

Galactus, the “Devourer of Worlds,” has been approaching Fortnite’s island and his unavoidable arrival is finally nigh. In a one-time-only, live Season 4 “Nexus War” finale on December 1, Marvel’s world-eater and Epic Games’ player base will collide. 

While fans currently know that the gigantic, cosmic entity is making his way to the Island and that something will be happening on the aforementioned date at 4 p.m. ET, few details are available.

Fortunately for impatient aficionados of the battle royale, dataminers have leaked a Galactus skin that should be coming to the game’s shop with a bundle at some point.

Fortnite Galactus skin leaked

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Twitter, @ximton
The Galactus skin doesn’t seem massive, but it’s definitely spooky.

While it’s unclear exactly how similar this skin will be to the teased images of a gargantuan, shadowy Galactus shared by Epic themselves, the skin most certainly presents an imposing figure. 

Dressed in glistening jet black and red, the skin features regal, villainous armor bookended by chunky boots and a massive helmet. Eagle-eyed fans might even notice a particularly smug smile sitting across the infamous villain’s purple face.

It remains uncertain if this skin will be available for purchase and, if so, when it will be. But leakers like ‘ximton’ have discovered files indicating it could be part of a bundle. Still, in order to save fans from leaks, dataminers have remained largely quiet about specific event details.

Fortnite Galactus event – what we know so far

A variety of leaks have already surfaced, showing a gigantic Galactus and teasing the possibilities of a major battle between Marvel’s heroes and the cosmic world-eater. But Epic Games have tried to keep things on the low, only confirming that “the fate of all Reality lies in the balance.”

As mentioned earlier, the finale event begins on Tuesday, December 1 at 4 p.m. ET (1 p.m. PT, 9 p.m. GMT) and its exact duration is unknown. Epic have advised players to download the latest update (14.60) and Houseparty (which is integrated with Fortnite to allow for live video chat).

For all leaks, details, and news about the event, follow along with our dedicated Galactus info hub.