Fortnite Brings Soccer Clubs & Pelé Out to Play

Tanya Simon
January 20, 2021

On January 19, 2021, Epic Games officially announced the Fortnite Pele Cup. The victor of the Pele Cup can also win the Air Punch Emote, inspired by Pele's trademark celebration, which will also be available to purchase on January 23.

The partnership pack will be available to players from January 23, but some seasoned players will be able to pick up a free set from January 20, when the Pele Cup launches.

Players can purchase the new skins from the Fortnite shop starting January 23.

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The full list of clubs includes: AC Milan, AS Roma, Atlanta United, Borussia Mönchengladbach, Celtic, Cerezo Osaka, Esporte Clube Bahia, FC Schalke 04, Inter Milan, Juventus, Los Angeles, Manchester City, Melbourne, Rangers, Santos, Seattle Sounders, Sevilla, Sporting CP, Sydney, West Ham United, VfL Wolfsburg, Western Sydney Wanderers and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Along with these skins, Epic has also partnered with the iconic Brazilian footballer, Pele, to bring his famous Air Punch celebration as an emote to Fortnite.

Nate Nanzer, Head of Global Partnerships at Epic Games, added: "Football is consistently one of the top sports that our players tell us they want to see and experience in Fortnite". During the time that the Pele Cup remains active, we can play up to a total of ten games to try to be in the best possible position to qualify for the free prizes. The Pelé Cup is a "competitive soccer mode" that will give players a chance to win the Air Punch Emote and a customized signed shirt. The 4v4 bracket-format mode lets players use things like their bodies, pickaxes, power-ups, and speed boosts to outscore other teams over two rounds per game.

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