Fortnite professionals form players’ association

SAN JOSE, CA - OCTOBER 27, 2018: Fortnite characters and sign at TwitchCon, San Jose Convention Center on October 27, 2018 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Eric Ananmalay / ESPAT Media / Getty Images)

Sixteen professional Fortnite players from across North America and Europe have announced the formation of the Fortnite Professional Players’ Association (FNPPA), which is designed to build a better relationship between the pros and the game’s developer Epic Games.

The 16 founding board members include players from leading esports organizations NRG Esports, 100 Thieves, FaZe Clan, Fnatic, and Team SoloMid, as well as Fortnite World Cup champions Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf and David “Aqua” Wang.

More professional players will join in the coming weeks.

Counter-Strike pros formed a similar organization, called the Counter-Strike Professional Players’ Association, which successfully fought for longer breaks between tournaments for players.

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