The Vancouver Canucks, a professional hockey team in the NHL, banned players from playing Fortnite for the duration of the season, according to Sports Illustrated.
‘Fortnite’ has become a hot topic around the NHL, for better or worse https://t.co/IENuE53inj— SI NHL (@SI_NHL) October 4, 2018
Canucks forward Bo Hovat told SI the team instituted a ban on Fortnite for the NHL season. The ban would prevent players from spending too much time playing Fortnite, and instead spend time focusing on the long season. A few people in the NHL expressed concerns of younger hockey players, largely at the major junior league in Canada, having poorer performance on ice because of long gaming marathons, according to the report.
Other NHL players commented on the ban since it was announced, with varying opinions. Winnipeg
Toronto Maple Leafs forward Zach Hyman told SI the ban wasn't necessary and Fortnite itself wasn't the problem. "