Fortnite World Cup climax attracted 2m concurrent viewers
Congratulations to Kyle Giersdorf, the 16 year-old gamer better known online as ‘Bugha’, who scooped the top $3m prize at the Fortnite World Cup last weekend. He won the solo competition at the event, in what was a good...
July 30, 2019
Fortnite players can stream its World Cup… from within the game
Here in the UK, the school summer holidays have started just in time for the first ever Fortnite World Cup – a big bet on esports by the game’s publisher Epic Games. And here’s some even better news for all those demob-happy...
July 24, 2019
Fortnite publisher Epic Games buys social-video app Houseparty
Having raised a $1.25bn funding round, and with its Fortnite game continuing to be a licence to print money, publisher Epic Games is on the acquisition trail. It recently bought Psyonix, the developer of popular game Rocket...
June 13, 2019
Games consolidation as Fortnite publisher buys Rocket League developer
For once, here’s a story in the Music Ally bulletin that you can tell a passing 10 year-old, and watch their jaw drop. The publisher of craze-popular game Fortnite is buying the developer of also-hot game Rocket League....
May 2, 2019
PRS for Music boss Robert Ashcroft talks growth, YouTube and Fortnite
"Maybe what I'll say is this: I've done 10 years of this. I'm going to let someone else take on the internecine warfare that seems to be endemic to the music industry!" Even when he's playing a straight bat to a sensitive...
April 30, 2019
PRS for Music boss puts Fortnite on notice after record collections
British collecting society PRS for Music saw its collections grow by 4.4% to £746m (around $965.4m) in 2018, setting a new record. £603.6m was distributed to members, down 0.2% year-on-year “caused by processing delays...
April 29, 2019
Nav promoted his new album in Fortnite stream with Ninja
Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins has become one of the go-to influencers in the gaming world in recent times: Electronic Arts reportedly paid him $1m to promote its new game Apex Legends earlier this year for example. Meanwhile,...
March 25, 2019
K-Pop star Jung Chan-woo to get his own skin in Fortnite
The crossover between video-game Fortnite and music artists is beginning to pick up pace. We’ve seen Marshmello’s Fortnite concert and Weezer’s in-game island, but now K-Pop star Jung Chan-woo is getting the treatment....
March 5, 2019
Weezer get a Fortnite island where their new album is streaming
If you’d asked us who the next music artist would be to work with Fortnite after Marshmello’s recent in-game concert, it’s fair to say Weezer wouldn’t have been our obvious choice. Yet Weezer it is: the band have...
March 1, 2019
Fortnite is holding its first World Cup – with $30m of prizes
Epic Games, the publisher of Fortnite, has announced plans of its first ‘World Cup’ esports event for the popular game. It’s due to take place in New York this July, with the top 100 solo players as well as 50 ‘duo’...
February 25, 2019
10.7m people showed up for Marshmello Fortnite concert
We knew that more than 10 million people watched Marshmello’s recent concert within video-game Fortnite. Now we’ve got a specific figure from the game’s publisher Epic Games. “On February 2nd, Fortnite had its best...
February 22, 2019
Fortnite publisher fights lawsuits: ‘Nobody can own a dance step’
Fortnite may have given artist Marshmello a big boost – playing to 10 million people at a single (virtual) concert will do that for a musician – but the game and its publisher Epic Games remain under fire from other artists,...
February 13, 2019