This Columbus esports startup trains teens who just won $262K playing Fortnite


When Justin Kogge started hosting Fortnite championships in early 2018 at his Game Arena esports facility in Hilliard, he didn’t imagine that he’d soon find himself representing some of the top competitive esports athletes in the game.

But less than two years later, Kogge’s celebrating the recent victories of two athletes represented by his new esports venture, Vanguard. The athletes – known in the esports world as Vanguard KEZ and Yung Calculator – in early December won a combined $262,500 in the Fortnite Champion Series, a competition centered around the popular online video game.

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Story excerpt provided by Columbus Business First.

Written by Hayleigh Colombo.

Originally published December 19, 2019.

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