With a critical remark to the video game “Fortnite” triggered “sports show”-presenter Julia Scharf a lot of outrage – and later on Twitter to be justified. “Children, the day and night in front of the PC all the time and not more, the shoes can sit. Now you can decide for yourself whether the Sport is or not,” said the 38-Year-old on Sunday in a “sports show”-contribution in the First Fortnite players.

The Fortnite World Cup in New York, almost 200 young people in the Online Survival fought on the weekend game to a total prize pool of $ 30 million, many of them are minors. On Twitter, many viewers reacted outraged – you objected to the negative evaluation of the E-sports Events in the ARD program and referred to Scharfs’s statement as “populist” and “naive”.

Sharp also took to Twitter with a Video Statement in which she said: “I have quoted at the end of a sentence a psychologist in this post has said.” As a journalist, you have to question whether you could call the “Fortnite”game, in which shot and killed is, in fact, as a Sport. You didn’t want to the benefits of the participants diminish.

E-sports “Fortnite” gather 100 players at the same time equipment, weapons and raw materials. The raw materials use the player to Build structures that protect you from attacks. The playable area is in the course of the game getting smaller and smaller. Whoever survives at the end wins the round. At the World Cup over six rounds will be played, the contestant will receive points according to placement and achieved victories. There is a Solo and a doubles tournament.

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