NFL group the Baltimore Ravens have launched a brand new esports program. The Ravens Gaming League permits followers to compete in tournaments starting in June.
The Ravens will change into an official esports event supplier because of a multiyear partnership with the Esports Leisure Group. The EEG will function the Ravens’ upcoming esports tournaments through its Esports Gaming League platform, which is used to host a number of pro-level occasions.
“We’re excited to launch this new initiative and discover the advantages for our followers,” Ravens senior vp of selling Brad Downs says in a weblog put up. “The gaming and esports business provide distinctive alternatives to have interaction with our fan base, along with Ravens gamers who’ve proven curiosity in gaming and esports.”
For its first foray into esports, the Ravens Gaming League will host a event in Fortnite, which runs from June 25-27. Followers can register to compete and the primary 500 gamers will obtain a Ravens headband. The winner of the event will get $500, a VIP recreation expertise, and the chance to play Fortnite towards a present Ravens participant. Followers can at the moment register for the occasion on the Ravens’ web site.
The group will maintain a second event later this summer time in Madden NFL 22.
The Ravens aren’t the primary NFL group to go all in on esports. Final December, the Philidelphia Eagles grew to become the primary soccer group to launch an esports initiative. That was additionally a partnership with EEG and its event platform, so it definitely looks as if extra groups might comply with swimsuit.