The Fortnite Craze Has Infiltrated The World Of Professional Soccer To Hilarious Effect
You been playing Fortnite? That’s pretty original of you to be doing that. I too tried my hand at the ridiculously popular co-op sandbox survival game and got my ass kicked, although it’s the friends we meet along the way that help us appreciate the journey.
I met some good friends who I no longer speak to.
Anyway, there are two soccer pitches inside the Fortnite map (one of the outdoor variety, one of the indoor), and you can even kick a ball around while scoring triggers a little bit of CenturyLink Field-esque pyrotechnics.
— Fortnite Daily Clip (@FortniteDailyC) March 19, 2018
And with soccer being a young person’s game (to go along with the fact that professionals have a ton of downtime where they’re limited to recovering on the sofa), it should come as no surprise that professional footballers are playing Fortnite as well.
Their love for the game is even manifesting itself on the pitch. Here are a few of the best Fortnite-inspired goal celebrations.
Paterson is the best goal scoring midfield player we've had for years. Cult hero in the making pic.twitter.com/MxJBkuJEnZ— Shuffs (@shuffs1927) March 6, 2018
"Take the L.
Savour the W."
— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) March 13, 2018
And here's Swansea City forward Tammy Abraham going off in a rage after losing.
Tammy Abraham loses it when he dies in Fortnite pic.twitter.com/AN4aXLecWx— BenchWarmers (@BeWarmers) March 19, 2018