The unofficial Fortnite Esports guide for players and parents
The Battle Royale video game Fortnite was a phenomenal success for the esports industry, generating billions of dollars in revenue. It also offered career pathways and opportunities for talented young people; from professional players to managers and agents, to content creators and casters.
In this book, readers will discover the secrets behind the success of Fortnite tournament champions benjyfishy and MrSavage, as told by the people that know them the best, their parents!
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ISBN (print): 9781739831608
ISBN (ebook): 9781739831615
Publisher: DeeperDown Publishing
Length: 234 pages
Dimensions: 204(h) x 160(w) mm
RRP (print): £21.99
RRP (ebook): £12.00
My dream ever since I was a kid was to be a pro gamer. I am grateful to have a supportive family and strong community that helped me make it happen. (benjyfishy)
When I started out, joining an org and building a support team around me were super important. That gave me get time to practise and win! (MrSavage)
Anne Fish, mother of Benjy “benjyfishy” Fish, and Johnny Troset Andersen, father of Martin “MrSavage” Foss Andersen, were plunged into the world of esports when their sons transitioned from gaming enthusiasts to becoming pro-Fortnite players and duo partners. They soon found themselves signing contracts with esports organisations, and providing all the administrative and technical support it takes to manage a player and their business.
The content includes a balanced blend of key guidance and considerations alongside anecdotal stories. Chapter headings include Esports Organisations, Balancing Studies and Mental Attitude.
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What people are saying
“A unique insight on the road to becoming a pro gamer – and what to do as a parent.”
OLA “ELEMENT” MOUM, FORMER PROFESSIONAL COUNTER-STRIKE PLAYER AND MULTIPLE WORLD CHAMPION. MEMBER OF ESPORTS HALL OF FAME.
“An educational and inspirational guide for aspiring pro-gamers and their parents alike. Anne and Johnny share their experiences and stories while accompanying their sons’ stellar ascent in the world of Fortnite.”
CENGIZ TÜYLÜ, MRSAVAGE’S AGENT AND ADVISOR, AND CO-FOUNDER AND FORMER CEO OF MOUSESPORTS.
“Those who reach the top of their field often has one thing in common: Support from their parents. Benjyfishy and MrSavage are no exception, though with the added difficulty of becoming superstars while still in their teens. The book chronicles their journey, giving tips for parents alongside behind the scenes-stories that are sure to ignite a kid’s passion and motivation. It has a little bit of everything, for both gamers and parents alike.”
JON LUDVIG HAMMER, FORTNITE ENTHUSIAST, CHESS GRANDMASTER AND BENJYFISHY’S CHESS COACH.
Based in Surrey, UK, Anne has acted as her son Benjy “benjyfishy” Fish’s manager since he signed with the esports organisation NRG, in March 2019. She has been involved in all the logistical and practical aspects of Benjy’s career, such as arranging all travel, accommodation and tournament schedules as well as external negotiations and legal matters. Through her role as an esports manager, she has gained a unique insight and extensive knowledge about the competitive world of Fortnite and esports. Anne is passionate about supporting parents of new professional players as an esports mentor and helping to guide the next generation of aspiring professional players, and is an advisor for the Coalition of Parents in Esports (COPE). Anne connects with Fortnite fans through her social media under the alias mamabenjyfishy. In 2021, Anne started playing Fortnite herself and became the first-ever mum of a professional gamer to sign for an esports organisation, Galaxy Racer Esports (GXR).
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Johnny Troset Andersen
Johnny lives in Oslo, Norway with his wife Solfrid and two sons, Martin and Mikael. He has worked in the technology industry for three decades and co-founded Genus (genus.no), a low-code software company where he holds the position of Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Johnny discovered the esports industry when his youngest son, Martin “MrSavage” Foss Andersen, placed 2nd in the European Fortnite Winter Royale Qualifiers in 2018. Johnny has built a team of esports experts such as managers, agents and legal support around his son, and he helped Martin join the esports organisations NRG in 2019 and 100 Thieves in 2020. Johnny continues to oversee his son’s business operations, and is committed to sharing his knowledge and experience through his website DeeperDown.com, featuring articles and blogs which explore topics surrounding the esports and tech industries. He is an advisor for the Coalition of Parents in Esports (COPE). Johnny is on Twitter under the alias MrTroset.
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