‘A Nightmare’- AS Roma Manager Jose Mourinho Bashes Fortnite for Distracting Footballers

Published 08/01/2021, 10:51 AM EDT
Jose Mourinho


The modern era of football has never seen a more polarizing manager than Jose Mourinho. He has led several top-rated sides in Real Madrid, Manchester United, Chelsea, Inter Milan, AC Roma, and more. Famous for being one of the most outspoken people in the community, the 58-year-old has once said something controversial regarding eSports’ biggest Battle Royale title, Fortnite.

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He called the title a true nightmare for him, as it keeps his players distract throughout the training session. Soccer players grind out the game through the night and show up to games. It has become a major cause for concern and Jose isn’t sure how should he deal with this issue.

“A nightmare, football players they stay up all night playing that s**t, and then the next day they have a game.”

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Fortnite is slowly returning to its glory days

Epic Games has done a fantastic job to bring the Battle Royale back into the headlines. The studio is famous for rolling out the most appealing content, which ends up attracting more players to the game. This exact formula saw the studio teaming up with a fantastic roster of franchises in the ongoing Chapter 2. Last year, Epic Games brought the entire Marvel universe onto the island.

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This saw the addition of iconic characters like Ant-man, Iron man, Thor, Wolverine, Storm, and so on. Naturally, this roster of characters and the entire Galactus story arc catapulted the title to new heights of success. The studio recorded over 15 million concurrent players who attended the live event. The success of this event proved that great collaboration can indeed produce amazing results. Hence the studio has doubled its efforts in 2021 by collaborating with DC Comics and other franchises.

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The studio also dipped its hands into in-game live events with the ‘Astronomical Concert’ featuring Travis Scott. More news from the community states that Ariana Grande is being roped in for a similar concert. Travis Scott’s event managed to bring over 10 million concurrent players to the game. The studio wants to bring back in-game events and Ariana’s concert could take place in the upcoming season.

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Ayank Chourasia

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Ayank Chourasia is an eSports author at EssentiallySports and has been professionally writing since 2016 and has worked across many fields. He regularly keeps tabs on a wide range of professional esports like Dota 2, Valorant, CS and fighting games. He has been an ardent gamer since his childhood, and became a defender of the ancients in Dota 2 during his college days.

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