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FORTNITE has gripped the footballing world – with players from Atletico Madrid to Cardiff City endorsing it.
The list of top-flight players performing Fortnite dances as goal celebrations extends from Atletico’s Antoine Griezmann to England stars Dele Alli, Harry Kane and Kieran Trippier.
Members of the England squad have openly bragged about their skills playing Fortnite.
Alli, 22, boasted he is top of the Three Lions’ ranking. The Spurs midfielder, who did the game’s “floss dance” to celebrate an FA Cup semi-final goal last month, said: “I think that it’s a great way to relax and rest your body playing Playstation. “I’d say I am the best Fortnite player. I’ve won over 100 games. But a lot of the boys have just started playing it.
“We play in teams so it definitely brings us together.”
Cardiff defender Callum Paterson has made Fortnite celebrations his speciality.
And France international Griezmann regularly performs the “Take The L”dance after a goal. In the Fortnite game the dances are performed to celebrate a killing an opponent. Other celebrity fans of the game include Argentinian aces Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero.
The obsession with Fortnite even extends to watching others play.
Last month an online video of Canadian rapper Drake playing Fortnite with pro-player Ninja was watched more than 600,000 times.
Ninja – real name Tyler Blevins – reportedly makes nearly £400,000 a month from livestreaming himself playing the game on Twitch, a live version of Youtube.
Fortnite’s makers, Epic Games, have even announced a Fortnite Celebrity Pro-am which will pair 50 celebrities and 50 pro players.