Fortnite maker Epic Games said to be close to raising US$750 million in funding for US$17 billion valuation

As people flock to video games and social networks to fight boredom during the pandemic, investors in the company that owns two of the biggest lockdown hits are betting that those habits will stick.Start-up Epic Games, which developed battle game Fortnite and acquired networking app Houseparty, is close to raising a US$750 million round of funding at a valuation of about US$17 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.New investors T. Rowe Price Group and Baillie Gifford will…

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