First it was the World Cup, and now Fortnite has made an appearance at another high-profile sporting event. As part of the MLB All-Star game this week, Fox Sports got MLB All-Stars who play Fortnite to act out some of their favourite dances from the game.
Among the athletes shown in the video are George Springer of the Houston Astros, JD Martinez of the Boston Red Sox, and Jeremy Jeffress of the Milwaukee Brewers. Watch as they each act out dance emotes from Fortnite; it’s pretty great, though we do wonder how much further the Fortnite phenomenon in traditional sports and media can go before it’s just too much.
MLB players have been celebrating their on-field accomplishments in Fortnite style for a long time now, but the All-Star game is a higher-profile event which makes it more noteworthy. In May, Red Sox pitcher David Price caught some flak after some claimed his time spent playing Fortnite might have contributed to an injury that resulted in at least one missed start.
The Red Sox as a team are reportedly very into Fortnite. They play so much that they have to remind themselves to eat. They have the best record in all of baseball right now, so….
And in other Fortnite sports news, during the World Cup Final this week, French striker Antoine Griezmann performed the brutal, humiliating “L Dance” after scoring on a penalty.
As for Fortnite the game, Season 5 began last week–and it’s a big deal. The update changed the map significantly–among other things, it added a new area–while the storm circle now operates differently. There is also a new Battle Pass you can buy with cosmetic items and other nice benefits. Check out GameSpot’s Season 5 coverage here to learn more about what’s new.