Fortnite is the biggest game in the world, so it would be silly to think it’s escaped the attention of the biggest boy band in the world.
On the latest episode of The Tonight Show, South Korean boy band BTS was challenged to perform some of the dances popularized by Fortnite (a category which is rife with controversy, as many of the dances were actually created by black entertainers and used without their involvement).
BTS is known for performing incredibly tight choreography. Their classic pinpoint precision and physical prowess were uh, not in evidence here. Everyone is just having a good time! Certainly some members had it easier than others. Performing the “Tidy” dance is a hell of a lot easier than any of the dances with extensive footwork.
Jimmy Fallon also tried to join in and I, for one, am stunned and humbled by his performance.
The group, which debuted in 2013, is at the zenith of their popularity. They spent this week addressing the United Nations, before performing at a UNICEF-sponsored event called “Generation Unlimited,” on top of the Tonight Show appearance.
Their Fortnite dance attempts didn’t go unnoticed by the game’s top player, Ninja:
Favorite dance done was the Robot man. ABSOLUTELY clean. https://t.co/fcIs9s2eHt— Ninja (@Ninja) September 26, 2018
So now the word’s most popular boy band has been praised by the world’s most popular streamer for performing dances from the world’s most popular game. As a long-time fan of BTS, I’m not sure 2018 is going to top this one.