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Become Legends’ latest video is undoubtedly one of the best pieces of Fortnite content out there!

There’s no denying it, competitive Fortnite content on YouTube and Twitch has been stale for some time. Fans quickly got bored of watching the same montage over and over with different music in the background, and only a handful of pros bother streaming.

Esports orgs are largely responsible for this. They sign a player, maybe even drop an awesome announcement video, and from then on put in minimum effort on the brand building side of things.

A recent upload from European team Become Legends shows exactly how it should be done. It’s titled “Return of the Fortnite Champions ft. Kami x Setty” and is the second instalment in their “Where Legends are Forged” documentary series.

Over the course of 27 minutes, this piece beautifully tells the story of how Setty bounced back from his worst ever FNCS Finals performance in C3:S1, and the journeys of the other BL members.

With behind-the-scenes footage of pivotal gameplay moments, brutally honest interviews, and the opportunity to be a fly on the wall during important team meetings, you are truly made to feel like part of the Become Legends family.

Even for people newer to competitive Fortnite and perhaps unfamiliar with the players, it would be hard not to develop an emotional attachment to Setty when watching. Or Raifla, who candidly shared his struggle with being in the shadow of two Fortnite greats.

We also saw Kami and rising star Nebs in a whole new light, and got a glimpse into the lives of these young gamers. The passion of CEO Renato Mahmutagic and Operational Manager Raphael Di Giuseppe shines through throughout, providing an insightful added perspective.

As I said, we don’t see enough content like this. It takes a lot of time, money, and work to produce, and often the immediate rewards aren’t obvious.

But while short term views and engagement are nice, the real prize comes on a much longer timescale. Become Legends are creating genuine, diehard supporters, of both the organisation and the personalities within.

These sorts of connections transcend Fortnite or any individual title or player, and are what made titans like OpTic Gaming and FaZe Clan what they are today. Showing the lows as well as the highs is crucial, it brings a human element that you will never get in a standard tournament highlight video.

So, wherever you fall on the scale of competitive Fortnite fandom, give this doc a try. I guarantee you’ll be cheering Kami, Setty, Nebs, and Raifla on at the next FNCS.

Hopefully the overwhelmingly positive community reaction inspires other orgs to follow suit. Epic Games does something similar with “Stories from the Battle Bus”, taking a deep dive into the background of Fortnite Icons. With the new improved FNCS coverage by BLAST, it would be great if they leaned more heavily into this narrative-driven content going forward.

Author Bio

James Peskett

James is a freelance Esports writer from the United Kingdom. He has been playing Fortnite since the release of Battle Royale mode and is especially interested in the competitive scene.


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