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Move over sweaty soccer skins, Fortnite has some new football gear on the way!

Following the release of the updated Gridiron Gang NFL cosmetics in November, Epic Games has announced another sporting venture.

Arriving on January 23, the Kickoff Set will feature 10 different outfits, each of which will allow fans to swap between any of the 23 featured football (soccer) clubs from top leagues around the world.

These teams include:

  • 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

Additionally, Epic has partnered with Brazilian football legend Pelé, who many consider to be the greatest player of all time, to host a one-off tournament, and to immortalize his iconic goal celebration with the Air Punch Emote.

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Pelé Cup details

The Pelé Cup is a Solos event, taking place on January 20. Players may complete a maximum of 10 matches in a 3-hour period, earning points for both placement and eliminations.

Scoring System

Victory Royale: 20 points
2nd: 15 points
3rd: 13 points
4th - 5th: 10 points
6th - 10th: 8 points
11th - 15th: 7 points
16th - 20th: 6 points
21st - 25th: 5 points
26th - 30th: 4 points
31st - 40th: 3 points
41st - 50th: 2 points
51st - 75th: 1 point

1 point per elimination


The top 3 competitors from each region will receive an FC Santos Jersey (Pelé’s former club), signed by the man himself. Furthermore, those who place high enough will unlock all 10 of the new football skins and the Air Punch Emote free of charge.

So, how well do you need to do to get your hands on the Kickoff Set outfits?

Europe: Top 3,500

NA East: Top 1,750

NA West: Top 500

Brazil: Top 500

Asia: Top 250

Oceania: Top 250

Middle East: Top 250

For more information, check out the Pelé Cup Official Rules.

If you want even more football-themed Fortnite action, lace up your boots and head down to the featured Creative Island inspired by the beautiful game. “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 gamemode”.

Whilst some people may be disappointed not to see their favorite club represented by the new skins, this is still an exciting crossover and will hopefully lead to further collaborations. For example, the competitive community would love to see Fortnite org-based outfits, potentially with profits being used to crowdfund future prize pools.

Live regional leaderboards for the Pelé Cup are available via our Fortnite events page.

Author Bio

James Peskett

James is a freelance Esports writer from the United Kingdom. He has been playing Fortnite since the release of Battle Royale mode and is especially interested in the competitive scene.


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