February 7, 2023

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An English soccer player brought a PC setup to the World Cup to play Fortnite

While Fortnite doesn’t have an official association with the FIFA World Cup this year, the popular battle royale game has popped up thanks to the obsession of English player Jordan Pickford. In an interview posted to England’s official YouTube, Pickford explained that the suitcase contained a full set of equipment, including a monitor, which he prefers to the laptop screen.

As picked up by Eurogamer, the soccer star was asked about the case about 8 minutes into the interview. When asked what he’s doing with his downtime at camp, Pickford says he’ll “try to recover, feel good, get a massage, whatever you need, spend some time with the boys, Fortnite. I’m still in the Fortnite vibe.”

Interviewer Josh Denzel takes the opportunity to upload a video of Pickford falling en route to the World Cup and says the PC is “a neat piece of gear”. Pickford replies that he “doesn’t play around” when it comes to games.

Pickford explains that he plays at home with a PC setup but usually only takes a laptop with him when he travels, but this year he was really tired of playing on the tiny screen. The solution was to build the holdall to fit a larger monitor, with a beefed up gaming laptop to run Fortnite. “I’m just trying to get the best frames and stuff,” he concludes. “Get the upper hand.”

Fortnite just kicked off its groundbreaking fourth season this week, so it’s not surprising that Pickford is interested in playing some games.

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