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Archive • Mar 20, 2018

The Fortnite: Battle Royale Phenomenon Has Spread Across the NBA and Professional Sports

The Fortnite: Battle Royale phenomenon has made its way throughout popular culture with numerous NBA players voicing their love for the game. Now recognized as one of the most popular titles across the globe Fortnite: Battle Royale has seemingly changed the landscape of the gaming industry with its unique taste on the genre. While avid gamers have proclaimed their love for the game, Fortnite has reached far and wide throughout popular culture, with celebrities, athletes, and other high profile personalities found playing the title on a regular basis. Players can often be found doing Fortnite celebrations during games, wearing custom apparel, and a collection of other tributes to the game from various sports. In an article from Bleacher Report, the website spoke with star NBA player Andre Drummond about how the game has become a routine for him outside of practice and in-game, stating how Fortnite has 'taken over his life.'
"The funny part about it is I really suck  It took my life over from there  I'm just a supply-grabber for my team, I gave myself that role. I just go around collecting supplies and giving it to the guys."
The Detroit Pistons Center encourages fans to add his account by the name of 'tross971,' however, only if topics revolve around Fortnite.
"Only good people I'll open it up for a little bit, but if they start asking too many basketball questions, it's a wrap. Fortnite only."
Fellow NBA player Josh Hart mentioned that he would still play the game with an injury, along with how gaming sessions could go for hours upon hours on end.
"At first, it was a couple days when I couldn't play  because I had a plaster cast/splint thing on I couldn't use my hand, really. I was trying to jam the controller and bend the plaster a little bit, but it didn't work for me. Now it's fully healed, so I don't have a brace. Now I'm good." Saturday, he was over for probably 12 hours," Hart recalls. "Me, him and two other friends had four TVs in my living room, four different Xboxes, all playing as one squad."
More information, including statements from numerous other players, can be found on the original Bleacher Report article right here.