Mar 7, 2021
Sports Gamers Online

Kickoff Set, Pelé Cup Coming to Fortnite

Epic Games announced this morning that the latest game crossing over into the world of Fortnite is the Beautiful Game. Fortnite is honoring soccer legend, Edson Arantes do Nasciment, more commonly known as Pelé, by adding his signature Air Punch. You could win the emote and more by participating in today’s Pelé Cup. Soccer fans will also be able to represent some of their favorite clubs in-game with 23 club jerseys in 10 different styles available in the new Kickoff Set.

Players will be able to purchase the Air Punch emote, as well as the Kickoff Set starting January 23. However, players will have the opportunity to earn both for free though an in-game event, the Pelé Cup, that runs today. Top players in the Pelé Cup might qualify for a signed, customized shirt.

If we’re being literal, Fortnite is a third-person shooter battle royale. By this measure, it’s not exactly a sports game, per se. However, in reality, Fortnite is anything it wants to be. Once upon a time, it was a survival game. Since then, it’s become a concert venue, a movie theatre, and hosted an event in the Marvel Universe. It’s a toy box, where you can make your favorite figurines fight each other. In that regard, sports memorabilia is just another perfect addition.

The Kickoff Set is not the first time official sports league merch has been available in Fortnite. Players have been able to buy NFL skins on several different occasions, including twice in 2020. Hopefully, the addition of soccer jerseys will go more smoothly than some of the NFL launches. You have to imagine that Epic has learned lessons from their early NFL rollout in 2018, and now know how to avoid awkward in-game situations.

Kickoff Set: What Clubs Can I Represent in Fortnite?

You can find the full list of Clubs represented in Fortnite’s Pelé event below.

  • 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

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