Homegrown Fortnite organization Team New Age (TNA) has announced a partnership with Paris Saint-Germain.
The French football team's gaming subdivision — PSG eSports — boasts rosters in FIFA, League of Legends, Dora 2, and now Fortnite Battle Royale. The terms of the agreement are unclear. However, TNA and PSG confirmed a "strategic partnership" to bring more recognition to the top competitive Fortnite team.
It's an exciting and critical moment in competitive Fortnite as a European football titan joins the fray. The implications are significant, and it could lead to a more impressive roster down the line for Team New Age.
PSG x TNA Details
The five-time Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS)-winning organization teased its potential closure over the past few weeks. While not many took the bait, such an ending would follow many other Fortnite organizations before and after Team New Age. Instead, the brand's hierarchy wagered a deal with one of the most recognizable football teams in Europe.
Paris Saint-Germain has housed talents such as Neymar Jr. and Lionel Messi in its storied 51-year history. Now, PSG's esports division welcomes some of the most decorated Fortnite players of the last three years. Let's take a brief look at a few individuals that will compete under the PSG banner.
- Mero — 5x FNCS Champion and 8x Cash Cup winner
- Cam — 2x Solo Cash Cup winner and 3x FNCS finalist
- Muz — 3x FNCS winner
- Speedy — 2x FNCS winner
- OliverOG — 2x FNCS finalist
The Fortnite Champion Series is Fortnite's measuring stick for the world's best players. PSG has added three FNCS winners, and there's immense upside for the entire roster moving forward.
A Look at PSG x TNA
There's no question that Team New Age's partnership with Paris Saint-Germain is a significant deal. Aaron Kirsh — TNA's CEO and co-founder — posted a behind-the-scenes YouTube video featuring a meeting and photoshoot with Paris Saint-Germain. The organization brought its Fortnite players to New York City for a junket to pose in PSG apparel and interview with media outlets. It felt official, and this partnership could open more doors for TNA overseas.
What Does the Future Hold?
TNA's emergence into Europe could allow the organization to expand its roster. Many figures within the scene recognize Europe as the most substantial region, given the volume of players and robust prize pool. There are multiple free agents available on the market that would make significant additions to PSG TNA. However, those acquisitions would likely not come into play for a few months.
For now, PSG joins Manchester City as the latest to delve into competitive Fortnite. Some may remember ManCity Esports bringing top NA East player Aidan "Threats" Mong on board last year. Could Paris Saint-Germain's partnership with Team New Age start a trend? We'll have to find out as Fortnite continues gaining steam in 2022.
Featured Image: Speedy on Twitter