Fortnite Adds Soccer Stars For Euro 2020, Including Harry Kane
Marco Reus is another star added to Fortnite today.
Soccer stars Harry Kane and Marco Reus both arrive in Fortnite today following in the footsteps of Neymar Jr. just a few weeks ago. Epic has revealed the latest additions to the increasingly catch-all Icon Series, showing off the new character skins as well as their accessories. Both outfits are on sale today June 11, separately or available in a bundle for the biggest fans of the beautiful game.
Harry Kane, captain of the England National Team, will include the new HurriKane Emote and similarly named Back Bling. Meanwhile, two-time German Player of the Year Marco Reus will come with the Marcinho Emote and Back Bling. Prices were not yet revealed, but other Icon Series skins have tended to sell for between $12 and $20, with a discount for those buying a bundle.
The Icon Series is Fortnite's home for many collaborations, including popular TikTok dances, musical artists such as Travis Scott, and streamers such as Lazarbeam and Loserfruit. If it's a licensed deal with a real-life person, rather than a brand like Marvel or DC, for example, it tends to end up in the Icon Series.
Earlier this year, Vikings wideout Justin Jefferson strutted into Fortnite by way of his rookie campaign's instant-hit touchdown dance, Griddy, which became an Emote in the Item Shop. The Kane and Reus skins bring the total character skins in the Icon Series to ten after Neymar Jr. was last season's "secret" skin. The skins will hit the Item Shop together on June 11 at 5 PM PT / 8 PM ET.
Fortnite UEFA 2020 Cup
Alongside the reveal of two new soccer stars coming to the game, the Fortnite UEFA 2020 Cup will kick off next week for a two-day in-game tournament. All players with an Epic Account at level 30 and who have enabled two-factor authorization on their accounts will be eligible to play in Round 1 on June 16. The second round takes place the following day and will welcome back all qualifying players as determined by the following parameters:
- Europe, NA East, Na West, Brazil - Top 1,000 players from each region will advance from Round 1 to Round 2.
- Middle East, Asia, Oceania - Top 500 players from each region will advance from Round 1 to Round 2.
At the end of Round 2, the top performers n each region will split a $50,000 prize pool, while all participants who score at least 10 or 20 points during the event will earn the Winner’s Cup Emoticon and Kick it! Spray, respectively. Interested players can look for the Cup in the game's Competitive menus next week.
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