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At Fortnite camp in Fort Lauderdale, rounds of video games interrupted by yoga

At Fortnite camp in Fort Lauderdale, rounds of video games interrupted by yoga

On a sunny Thursday afternoon, a block from one of the prettiest stretches of beach on the East Coast, two dozen middle-school boys are huddled inside a room packed with video monitors that rattle with high-powered weaponry and glow with the transfixing chaos of the massively popular game Fortnite.

Their parents wouldn’t have it any other way.

The boys are part of the inaugural eSports Club Fortnite Summer Camp, a first-of-its-kind program created by Fort Lauderdale resident Tommy Knapp, a longtime South Florida sports executive and youth-sports organizer. Knapp believes that competitive video gaming, known as eSports, and the professional and educational opportunities they...

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