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Fortnite football game mode: Epic Games partners with the world’s top soccer clubs to introduce a new mode

Gear up for Pelé Cup

The US-based video game developer, Epic Games has announced that Fortnite is coming up with a football game mode in its new update. For this to happen, they have even partnered with the world’s top 23 soccer clubs. In short, they have geared up to bring quality soccer-related content for the players.

Fortnite Football game mode

After the new update by Fortnite, the players will be able to wear their favorite football kits. They will have the option to choose from the world’s top 23 soccer clubs. The tournament is named Pelé Cup where teams will fight to become the ultimate champion.

The full list of 23 clubs involved are:

  • Manchester City FC
  • Juventus
  • AC Milan
  • Inter Milan
  • AS Roma
  • Seattle Sounders FC
  • Atlanta United 
  • 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

Adding to the latest Fortnite update is the new emote named Pelé’s Air Punch that will be available from January 23. All the players will have the option to purchase the emote from the store but there’s also a chance of winning it if you take part in the Pelé Cup. The Fortnite latest update can be termed as a masterstroke as soccer or football is one of the most popular sports across the globe. Fortnite is now working very carefully after it was sued last year by Coral Castle Inc for an in-game location named Coral Castle. They have partnered with not only the world’s top 23 soccer clubs but also the legendary Pelé.

We’re excited to partner with some of the world’s largest football clubs and icons like Pelé 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

Nate Nanzer, head, global partnershipS, Epic Games

Format of the Fortnite Pelé Cup

The Game’s ranked, the competitive mode will be composed of three leagues namely, Open League, Contender League, and Champion League. All these leagues are further divided into ten divisions.

Fortnite Football game mode
Fortnite football game mode

Open League

There would be four open leagues consisting of each division. Division I includes 0-249 Hype points, Division II includes 250-499 Hype points, Division III includes 500-999 Hype points whereas Division IV includes 1000-1499 Hype points.

Contender League

After Open League there comes contender leagues. In the Pelé cup, there would be three contender leagues. Each league will have a division. Division I will include 1500-2499 Hype points, Division II will include 12,000 – 15,999 Hype points and Division III will include 4,000 – 5,999 Hype points respectively.

Champion League

After the contender league, there comes Champion League which will also have three divisions. Division I will include 6,000 – 11,999 Hype points, Division II will include 12,000 to 15,999 Hype points and anything more than 16000 points will come under Division III. You can click here to read the complete rules and regulations of the Pelé Cup.

A treat for Football fans!

For each Pelé Cup Match in Fortnite, all eligible players must rank in any division of the Open League. The eligible players will then queue up and compete during the session window as listed in-game.

Each session will last approximately three hours with the Players having the option to participate in as many as ten matches during a session. At the conclusion of the event, the top point-earning players from each region will be awarded prizes. 

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