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Sounders FC Teams up with Epic Games to Bring Soccer to Fortnite

January 19, 2021 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Seattle Sounders FC News Release


SEATTLE, WASH. - Sounders FC today announced that this week the club and Epic Games are celebrating global soccer in Fortnite, alongside more than 20 other top clubs around the world. The Rave Green are one of three Major League Soccer teams selected for participation in these exclusive events, along with Atlanta United and LAFC.

"Soccer is consistently one of the top sports that our players tell us they want to see and experience in Fortnite," said Nate Nanzer, Head of Global Partnerships at Epic Games. "We are excited to team up with Sounders FC to bring 'the beautiful game' to Fortnite fans around the world as they face off in competitive tournaments, experience new creative modes of gameplay and celebrate global football."

Starting January 23, players can choose from 10 different variants of new "Kickoff Set" outfits to represent their favorite club in-game. Each outfit can be swapped to any of the 23 clubs participating, including Sounders FC. Additionally, players can earn or purchase two new emotes, including a "Fancy Footwork" dribbling emote and the iconic "Pelé's Air Punch" celebration. The full list of participating teams, as well as additional information, can be found here.

Fortnite players and footballers around the world can jump into the game on January 20 for an opportunity to earn rewards even earlier by participating in the Pelé Cup. Anyone playing the game can also visit the Creative Hub for an immersive soccer experience throughout the week and join select clubs around the world in hosted Fortnite tournaments.

Sounders FC's tournament is scheduled for this Thursday, January 21, at 5:00 p.m. PT. Interested participants can register here. The top 100 finishers in the tournament are being rewarded with a free collection of Kickoff Set outfits.

All Kickoff Set outfits, including Sounders FC's, are available for purchase in Fortnite's in-game marketplace from January 23 through January 30.


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