The NFL team, the Baltimore Ravens have launched a new eSports program. The Ravens Gaming League allows fans to compete in tournaments starting in June.
Ravens will become the official esports tournament provider thanks to a multi-year partnership with Esports Entertainment Group. EEG will run the Ravens’ upcoming esports tournaments through the Esports Gaming League platform, which is used to host a number of pro-level events.
“We are excited to launch this new initiative and explore the benefits for our fans,” Ravens Senior Vice President of Marketing Brad Downs said in a statement. blog post. “The gaming and esports industries offer unique opportunities to engage with our fan base, beyond Ravens players who have shown an interest in gaming and esports. .
For their first foray into esports, the Ravens Gaming League will host a tournament in giải Fortnite, which runs from June 25-27. Fans can register for the competition and the first 500 players will receive a Ravens headband. Tournament winner will get $500, VIP game experience and chance to play Fortnite against an existing Ravens player. Fans can now register for the event on Ravens’ website.
The team will hold its second tournament later this summer at Madden NFL 22.
The Ravens aren’t the first NFL team to get into esports. Last December, the Philidelphia Eagles became the first team to launch an e-sports initiative. It’s also a partnership with EEG and its tournament platform, so it certainly looks like more teams could follow suit.