SPORT 24 TO DISTRIBUTE FORTNITE WORLD CUP GLOBALLY THIS SUMMER
LONDON (23 July 2019) – Sport 24, the live sports channel exclusively for the airline and cruise line industries, will broadcast the first Fortnite World Cup 2019.
The Fortnite World Cup will take place 26 – 28 July at the Arthur Ashe Tennis Stadium in New York.
Sport 24 Extra will show more than 15 hours across the weekend on international flights.
The Fortnite World Cup Finals will be the culmination of 10 weeks of global online qualification rounds. This event marks a record breaking esports prize pool, with $10m of prize money being distributed during qualification rounds, $30m being handed out at the Fortnite World Cup Finals in New York as well as a further $3m available for the Fortnite World Cup Creative Mode.
Richard Wise, SVP, Channels and Content, IMG Media, commented: “Fortnite is recognised as a global phenomenon and we are excited to be broadcasting live coverage to passengers across the full three days.”
The deal was negotiated by IMG who are distributing the rights on behalf of Epic Games, the game developer and publisher of the popular Fortnite game franchise.
All content will be delivered via a digitally encoded stream (RTMP Feed) from IMG Studios, state of the art production base just outside of London.
Fortnite is the action building game from Epic Games that lets you drop into a massive 100-player PVP Battle Royale or team up with friends in a co-op campaign to Save The World against a horde of monsters. Craft and loot in giant worlds where no two games are ever the same. Fortnite Battle Royale is free and available on PC, Mac, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and iOS.
About Epic Games
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IMG is a global leader in sports, fashion, events and media, operating in more than 30 countries. The company manages some of the world’s greatest sports figures and fashion icons; stages hundreds of live events and branded entertainment experiences annually; and is a leading independent producer and distributor of sports and entertainment media. IMG also specializes in sports training and league development, as well as marketing, media and licensing for brands, sports organizations and collegiate institutions. IMG is part of the Endeavor network.