Eight-year-old Fortnite Professional Youngest Appears in the World
Unlike traditional sports, e-sports are greatly influenced by age. There is even an analysis from KT that the ability to play games is reduced based on age 25. As a result, the U.S. quickly recruited talented players who had been discovered in advance. The main character is Joseph Dean, an eight-year-old master.
On the 6th (Korean time), multiple North American media reported that the eight-year-old amateur player, Joseph Dean, joined Team 33 and became a professional gamer. To recruit Joseph Dean, Tim33 trained together two years ago when he was six years old. Joseph Dean, who became the youngest e-sports player, received $5,000 worth of equipment and $330 million in down payment from Team 33.
Joseph Dean’s participation is the Battle Royale game “Fortnite,” which has hit markets in North America and around the world. Although Korea is suffering from a slump, the popularity of ‘Fortnite’ around the world is skyrocketing. As of Thursday, the number of simultaneous users of “Fortnite” reached a whopping 15.3 million. 안전놀이터
In the “Fortnite” event, young players are playing hard, with Kyle Gearsdorf, who was 16 years old at the time, receiving 3 million dollars (about 3.2 billion won) in 2019 as the winner of the “Fortnite World Cup.” “Unlike other teams that weren’t serious, Team 33 trained and nurtured their dreams every day. I’m very happy to be an official member,” said Joseph Dean.
However, it is unclear whether Joseph Dean will be able to participate in the upcoming “Fortnite” competition. The shooting game’s prestigious Pace Clan failed to field “High Sky 1,” which was 12 years old in 2019. The age for “Fortnite” matches starts at the age of 13. “Team 33 may take advantage of loopholes in the U.S. law on child entertainers, but considering its young age, it is unlikely that it will participate in the Fortnite competition,” said North American media Gameland.