Team Secret is no stranger to the e-sports scene. Although it is known in Dota 2 circles, the team has no qualms about exploring new areas of e-sports, even though a game does not yet have a formal competitive structure. This was the case on Wednesday, when Team Secret announced the signing of a four-man Fortnite team with an unforeseen surprise: One of the new recruits, the UK-based Kyle "Mongraal" Jackson, is 13 years old  "I really had no idea he was 13 years old until the team told me," said John Yao, Team Secret's CEO. "When we looked at some of the videos and watched their game, it was not obvious, and I immediately noticed how mature he was, and he just sounded like one of the others," he added.
Mongraal has been playing games for only four years, starting with Call of Duty ] and only recently came to the fight of the Royal Giant. It turned out that he was a natural, though he must have obtained the consent of his parents before signing up with Team Secret. "It's a great opportunity for me … I've discussed it thoroughly with them, and they are very supportive," said Mongraal.
While he is now one of the first official Fortnite professionals, Mongraal
Yao's signing of Mongraal and his teammates, who live in Norway, Britain and Latvia, is done, although no formal e Sport structure for the game is present, although Yao believes that developer Epic will come soon correct that. "Our guess is that Epic Games will also announce something and come after the Esports scene … so before All the others jump in and all the good players sign up, we wanted to make a preemptive strike, "said Yao.
Epic's proposal to include an age restriction for the professional competition as soon as he announces the official e-sports integration of Fortnite similar to Overwatch League, isn & # 39; I also waver Yao. "I'm not worried … even if they have such publishing-level restrictions, there will be tournaments that will not be age-restricted," Yao said.
Until then, the team is ready and waiting to accommodate all challengers in informal tournaments they want to enter.