Fortnite to Host a Soccer Tournament This Week as Players Play for Manchester City FC or Juventus

Published 01/20/2021, 5:43 AM EST


As players complain about Fortnite being at its most boring point, Epic Games is trying to turn things around. For the upcoming week, Epic introduces the Pelé Cup inspired by the soccer legend. The special soccer-themed event comes with a new emote and a character set.

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The cosmetics go live in the game on January 23; however, those who participate in the cup can win them for free. The tournament begins on January 20. Moreover, it comes with free rewards, including the Pelé’s Air Punch emote and the Kickoff set.

The signature emote belongs to the Brazilian legend who used it to celebrate many of his 1200+ goals.

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Players will use their bodies, Pickaxes, power-ups, speed boosts, and more to try to outscore their opponents and come out the winner in this 4v4 bracket-style game mode. Each game features two rounds, with the winners advancing to face off one another while the other teams battling for 3rd and 4th in the other match.

Choose from 10 different styles to support one of the 23 soccer clubs in Fortnite

Epic Games is going to offer the Kickoff Set in various styles for fans to support their favorite clubs. The set will be available in 10 different male and female styles. Moreover, players can also swap in between 23 clubs that Epic has picked from around the world. The list of clubs includes English giants Manchester City FC from the Premier League, and Italian giants Juventus.

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Not just European clubs, but there is also a choice to pick American clubs such as the Los Angeles FC, Seattle Sounders FC, and many more. If some aren’t successful in the upcoming Pelé Cup, they can always shell out a few V-Bucks to buy the set.

Fortnite plans to kick off a fun week for players with the top scorers standing a chance to win a customized signed shirt. Moreover, the creative mode has some interesting soccer-based maps for players to brush their skills up. Players can head over to the official website to read up on the rules of the tournament. Who’s ready to have a fun-filled Fortnite week?

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Shwetang Parthsarthy is an eSports author at EssentiallySports. His love for arguments and games has led him down two paths: being a law student and writing about the world of gaming since 2017. What started as a teenage hobby in the relatively small mobile gaming world with FPS games like Critical Ops and Call of Duty: Mobile, has grown into a professional pursuit with EssentiallySports.

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