English futbol club Manchester City is teaming up with popular esports organization FaZe Clan to host a Fortnite tournament that will feature some of FaZe Clan’s Fortnite roster and content creators, as well as Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne.
The partnership will lead up to the release of Fortnite’s ‘Kickoff Set’ bundle which comes packed with cosmetics for 23 soccer clubs, including Manchester City.
“The FaZe City Cup featuring Fortnite is an important illustration of our groundbreaking partnership with Manchester City. Alongside Manchester City, we are thrilled to be a part of a competitive tournament in Fortnite” Lee Trink, CEO at FaZe Clan said in an official statement. “We look forward to building this tournament and producing more entertaining competitions in the future.”
“The FaZe City Cup featuring Fortnite is an exciting first for the club in one of the most popular gaming titles globally and we hope fans worldwide will get involved in the competition and wear their Manchester City outfits in-game with pride” Nuria Tarre, Chief Marketing Officer at City Football Group stated.
“Given their significant existing presence within Fortnite, we are delighted to partner with FaZe Clan on this competition. It is further testament to our partnership with FaZe Clan, through which we will continue to explore opportunities to bring our fans new and immersive ways to engage with the blub.”