BEHIND EVERY PROFESSIONAL ESPORTS PLAYER IS A SUPPORT TEAM MAKING THEIR DREAMS COME TRUE.
Anne Fish, mother of Benjy "benjyfishy" Fish and Johnny Troset Andersen, father of Martin "MrSavage" Foss Andersen were plunged into the world of esports when their sons transitioned from gaming enthusiasts to becoming professional Fortnite players and duo partners. They soon found themselves signing contracts with esports organisations and providing all the administrative and technical support it takes to manage a player and their business.
In this book, Anne and Johnny share the highs and lows of their individual journeys as parents in supporting the esports careers of their sons, from the early days of trying to create a balance between gaming and education, to dealing with tournament disappointments and social media negativity.
Build It Like benjyfishy & MrSavage may not teach you about Fortnite gameplay or tactics, but it aims to support future professional players, and inform esports-novice parents, and anyone interested in supporting young players.
FEATURING EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS WITH:
Falconer (professional player for 100 Thieves)
Bloodx (esports mentor and coach)
DestinysJesus (Fortnite coach)
Jacob Toft-Andersen (VP Esports at 100 Thieves)
Andy Miller (CEO at NRG)
Grady Rains (Executive Producer at NRG)
AussieAntics (content creator at NRG)
and other leading industry insiders who offer a range of perspectives and insights into the ever-growing world of esports.
Based in Surrey, UK, Anne Fish has acted as her son Benjy "benjyfishy" Fish's manager since he signed with the esports organisation NRG, in March 2019. She has been involved in all the logistical and practical aspects of Benjy's career, such as arranging all travel, accommodation and tournament schedules as well as external negotiations and legal matters. Through her role as an esports manager, she has gained a unique insight and extensive knowledge about the competitive world of Fortnite and esports. Anne is passionate about supporting parents of new professional players as an esports mentor and helping to guide the next generation of aspiring professional players and is an advisor for the Coalition of Parents in Esports (COPE). Anne connects with Fortnite fans through her social media under the alias mamabenjyfishy. In 2021, Anne started playing Fortnite herself and became the first-ever mum of a professional gamer to sign for an esports organisation, Galaxy Racer Esports (GXR).
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Johnny Troset Andersen lives in Oslo, Norway with his wife Solfrid and two sons, Martin and Mikael. He has worked in the technology industry for three decades and co-founded Genus (genus.no), a low-code software company where he holds the position of Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Johnny discovered the esports industry when his youngest son, Martin "MrSavage" Foss Andersen, placed 2nd in the European Fortnite Winter Royale Qualifiers in 2018. Johnny has built a team of esports experts such as managers, agents and legal support around his son, and he helped Martin join the esports organisations NRG in 2019 and 100 Thieves in 2020. Johnny continues to oversee his son's business operations and is committed to sharing his knowledge and experience through his website DeeperDown, featuring articles and blogs which explore topics surrounding the esports and tech industries. He is an advisor for the Coalition of Parents in Esports (COPE).
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