The Canucks Have Banned Players From Playing ‘Fortnite’ On Road Trips Because They Hate Fun
Over the past year, Fortnite has absolutely dominated the video games scene by giving players the chance to live out their Battle Royale fantasies without having to be driven to a remote location in Japan and being forced to murder their classmates.
If you’ve ever played Fortnite, you know how easy it is to get in too deep like Omar Epps and L.L. Cool J did back at the turn of the millennium.
It’s gotten to a point where parents are paying professional Fortnite coaches $25 an hour to teach their kids— some of whom have ended up in a broken household thanks to the hundreds of divorces the game has reportedly caused.
Fornite— which has made over $1 billion since its release— has drawn in people of all age groups, from verbally-abusive teens to grown adults looking for a brief escape from their depressing reality.
According to Deadspin, it’s also become the game of choice for players on the Vancouver Canucks, many of whom have apparently developed an addiction so fierce that the team’s veterans have stepped in to stage an intervention.
Bo Horvat spoke to TSN to explain why he and his older teammates have decided to ban the game on road trips, saying:
“In my opinion, there’s better ways to spend time on the road, whether it’s hanging with the guys in the room or going to a movie with the guys. There’s a lot of cool cities we visit and to be cooped up in your room all night, playing Fortnite, is a waste of your time.”
I can totally understand where Horvat is coming from.
After all, why would you play Fortnite with your teammates when you can take the opportunity to sit silently in a dark room for two hours and watch A Star Is Born wit the boys?
That’s the ultimate social activity.