Who said gaming wasn’t a big deal, check out this release from Williams Racing as they announce they will be competing in Fortnite Esports.
Williams Racing is delighted to announce an extension to its partnership with Resolve, the British based Esports team founded in 2015. Forming part of the extended partnership, for the first time ever, Williams and Resolve will be competing in Fortnite Esports.
An extremely successful 2021/22 season saw Williams Resolve finish in the Top 10 of the European Fall and Winter splits of the Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS). The team also amassed the largest viewership of a single European RLCS match, with 125,000+ viewers tuning in to see them take on Karmine Corp.
With the onset of activations like Llama-Rama and Champions Field (where fans can watch the RLCS Majors through Fortnite in-game activations) the connection between fans and communities of Rocket League and Fortnite have never been stronger.Steven English, Director of Williams Esports: It’s exciting to take Williams into another new title by entering Fortnite as part of our renewed partnership with Resolve. We were enthused by our first steps in Rocket League this season. The response from taking Williams into a totally new arena was super positive, and we saw great potential for future success with the top 5 finish in our first Major. So now we’re encouraged to work with Resolve across Fortnite as well as Rocket League. Fortnite has continued to grow in recent years and engages a huge number of gamers, so it’s a natural step for us. When we enter a new title, we want to ensure we can be successful and we’re confident we can achieve this in Fortnite together with Resolve.
Jeff Simpkins, Operations Director, Resolve: It’s been a real honour for us working with such a prestigious brand like Williams Racing. We’d like to build on the incredible foundations we’ve set in the RLCS, taking our learnings to push on to new heights. Our ambitions for next season are far higher and I can’t wait to share more on our venture into Fortnite.
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