Trondheim, Norway: Norwegian-based Fortnite team Become Legends partner up with Seagate.
Become Legends, a competitive Nordic Fortnite team, have announced that Seagate will be one of the main sponsors for the team effective immediately. Become Legends consists of players from all of the Nordic countries as well as the UK. Having recently travelled to and participated in the $250,000 DreamHack Anaheim Fortnite tournament in Anaheim, California, Become Legends’ players are now competing for prize pools of more than $5 million (USD) during March and April.
"This partnership is a great opportunity for us to engage a high-profile sponsor into the competitive Fortnite scene. We're proud Seagate has chosen Become Legends as the first Nordic team they partner with. Having a partner that aligns with our core values of top performance, consistency and stability from the inside out will allow us to elevate the performance of the team in several crucial aspects of the game.”
“While Fortnite features some of the largest prize pools on the planet, and Epic Games' unique approach allows players from all across the globe to write their own “zero to hero” stories, professional Fortnite is still somewhat at an early stage. This partnership is one step in the right direction for creating more professionalism around the scene and a heavily under-exposed market,” said Renato Mahmutagic, Commercial Director of Become Legends.
Fortnite is an online game developed by Epic Games and released in 2017. The game has over 250 million players worldwide and provided around $100 million (USD) in prize pools in 2019 and is expected to be topped this year. Epic Games features premium high prized tournaments on all platforms, including PC, mobile and console.
ABOUT BECOME LEGENDS
Become Legends is a competitive Nordic Fortnite team with headquarters in Trondheim, Norway. Founded in 2019, the team has rapidly gained a foothold in the scene after having participated in the Fortnite World Cup 2019 and placing 12th with Pontus “Tchub” Bucht securing $150.000 (USD), and placing consistently with a predominantly Nordic roster ever since.
The team features players from Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and the UK. Become Legends aims to be one of the top global contenders in Fortnite when it comes to both competitive and branding. Aiming to bring a new form of professionalism to international esports, in particular the Fortnite scene, Become Legends has adapted a professional sports approach in terms of mental preparations, training and nutrition as well as administrative tasks.