The gaming behemoth also pulled prize money from Hearthstone player Chung "Blitzchung" Ng Wai.
Fortnite has nearly 250 million registered players and raked in an estimated $2.4 billion last year.
The 10-person team at Hathaway Brown, a private school near Cleveland, launched last school year.
Timothy Anselimo, who was shot three times, asked his half-brother watching the event on TV to "tell my mother I love her."
Change may occur slowly, but so will the preparation required for changing the habits and norms of the clubs and leagues striving to remain relevant for decades to come.
The video game titan wants to put the "sports" in "e-sports."