Atlanta United fans have been begging for the club’s first-ever home kit — affectionately referred to as the “Five Stripes” — to return. Well, they’re finally coming back but not in the way you’d expect.
Atlanta United has been selected as one of 23 soccer clubs around the world to be incoporated as a virtual skin within the video game Fortnite.
“This is an exciting opportunity to expand the Atlanta United brand and reach a young, tech savvy audience,” said Vice President of Business Operations Catie Griggs. “It’s a testament to our club and our brand that we were one of only 23 teams across the globe selected for this opportunity. This gives our fans another way to show off their Five Stripes pride.”
The Five Stripes kit along with 22 other kits from clubs such as Inter Milan, Juventus, Manchester City, LAFC and Seattle Sounders will be available in the Fortnite item shop for a week starting on January 23.
Atlanta United will be hosting their own Fortnite tournament for fans to compete in a couple of days prior to release on Thursday, January 21 at 5:00 p.m. ET. There you will have a chance to win the skin early.
You can register to play in the tournament here.