Fortnite licenses football teams

From the official press release:

Epic Games announces that one of the world’s most popular sports is now coming to Fortnite: football. Fans of the ball sport can get the new kick-off set and the emote “Pelé’s aerial jump” from 23 January – or even earlier by participating in the Pelé Cup on 20 January.

Support your favourite club with the kick-off set

From 23 January, players* can choose from 10 different male and female outfits to represent their favourite club in the game. Each outfit can be matched to one of 23 football clubs from around the world, whose official support Fortnite has enlisted for this purpose.

Participating clubs are:

  • Manchester City FC
  • Juventus
  • AC Milan
  • Inter Milan
  • AS Roma
  • Seattle Sounders FC
  • Atlanta United FC
  • Los Angeles FC
  • Santos FC
  • Wolves
  • West Ham United FC
  • Sevilla FC
  • Sporting CP
  • Borussia Mönchengladbach
  • FC Schalke 04
  • VFL Wolfsburg
  • Rangers FC
  • Celtic FC
  • Cerezo Osaka
  • Melbourne City FC
  • Sydney FC
  • Western Sydney Wanderers
  • EC Bahia
  • Emote “Pelé’s aerial jump

In collaboration with Brazilian football legend Pelé, the iconic cheer animation has been brought to Fortnite. Players can celebrate their epic victory the way Pelé did 1,282 times in his career as a professional footballer. The emote will be available in the item shop from 23 January.

The Pelé Cup

On 20 January, Fortnite’s football fun already gets underway in a competitive way with the Pelé Cup. All players who take part in the Cup will have the chance to win the air jump emote and the kick-off set. The participants with the most points can even win a special signed T-shirt. For more information, see the official rules for the Pelé Cup.

Football tournaments find their way into creative mode

Fortnite’s Creative Mode will also feature a football-themed island. There, players can compete against each other in a 4-on-4 game mode on the pitch, with a tournament tree. The game is played with the body, picks, power-ups, speed boosts and many other methods to get the upper hand against opponents and achieve victory. Each match consists of two rounds. In the second round, the winners of the first round play for victory and the losers for third place.

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