As the State Farm NBA Play-In Tournament is underway, the NBA is officially joining Fortnite for the first time, marking one of Fortnite’s largest sports partnerships ever.
NBA Outfits: Starting May 21, players can suit up and rep any of the league’s 30 teams
NBA Team Battles: A five-day in-game competition featuring all 30 NBA teams will kick off starting May 19 and run through May 23. Anyone from the millions of players who sign into Fortnite each day can support their favorite team in the competition to help crown a winning team inside the game
Player ‘Locker Bundles’: Utah Jazz’s Donovan Mitchell and Atlanta Hawks’ Trae Young are sharing their personal favorite items to ‘wear’ when they play Fortnite. These hand-selected bundles will be available for players to purchase in the Fortnite Item Shop next week
NBA Welcome Hub: Starting May 25, players can head to ‘Creative Mode’ in Fortnite to check out the NBA Welcome Hub for more awesome NBA related experiences and content
This trailer highlights how the NBA is coming to life in Fortnite.
More information on the partnership can be found here and images of all 30 NBA Outfits can be viewed and downloaded here. Additional details surrounding the partnership will be shared in the coming weeks.
The State Farm NBA Play-In Tournament continues tonight on ESPN with the Memphis Grizzlies hosting the San Antonio Spurs (7:30 pm ET), followed by the Los Angeles Lakers hosting the Golden State Warriors (10:00 pm ET).
Visit NBA.com for more information on the tournament, scores and schedules.