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A parent's guide to Fortnite – the latest gaming craze sweeping the globe

If the school holidays meant kids at your place vying for time on the couch to play computer game Fortnite don't worry you're not alone.

Fortnite is the latest gaming craze sweeping the globe and is contributing to eSport becoming so popular.

The game sees people battling it out online to be the last person standing in a battle royale format that encourages players to team up and play in a social way.

"At the moment it's the biggest game on the internet, so there's about 83 million viewer hours watching this making it the number one video game on the planet," gaming expert Duane Mutu says.

Since its launch last September people have flocked to play the fast moving fight for survival, even catching the eye of the International Olympic Committee.

With the recent success of eSports around the globe the IOC is looking at including them in the Olympics at some point in the future.

Meaning those hours spent on the couch by Kiwi kids might just see them competing at the highest level in years to come.

If the school holidays meant kids at your place are vying for time on the couch you’re not alone. Source: 1 NEWS


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