The Baltimore Ravens announced on Monday the Ravens Gaming League, a new gaming and esports initiative and platform where team and league fans can participate in esports competitions and activities. The initiative will kick off with a Fortnite tournament (June 25-27), while a second tournament, featuring Madden NFL 22, will be held later this summer.
As part of the Ravens’ new eSports initiative, the team has also entered into a multi-year partnership with Esports Entertainment Group (EEG) to become an esports tournament provider.
EEG will host esports tournaments for the Ravens using the Esports Gaming League platform (EGL).
“Our esports tournament platform continues to gain traction among leading professional sports franchises. We are delighted to add the Ravens as the first NFL partner to be uploaded to our platform. “said Grant Johnson, CEO of the Esports Gaming League.
“We are excited to launch this new initiative and explore the benefits for our fans,” said Ravens senior vice president of marketing Brad Downs. “The gaming and esports industry provides unique opportunities to engage with our fan base, in addition to Ravens players who have expressed an interest in gaming and esports.”
Registrations for the Fortnite tournament open today at BaltimoreRavens.com/gaming. The first 500 players to register will receive an official Ravens headband, and prizes and giveaways will be awarded throughout the tournament. The tournament grand prize winner will receive $ 500 in cash, a Ravens VIP home gaming experience (including hotel, transportation to the game and Ravens gear) and the chance to play against a player current Ravens.
For more information on the Ravens Gaming League and to register for the Fortnite tournament, visit BaltimoreRavens.com/gaming