BLAST announced as tournament operator for RLCS & FNCS

BLAST announced as tournament operator for RLCS & FNCS

Written by 

Jack Marsh

Last updated 

4th Jan 2024 10:26

BLAST has been officially announced as the tournament organiser for Epic Games' two largest titles, Fortnite and Rocket League, as they will take over from ESL in 2024.

Both Fortnite and Rocket League have been produced by DreamHack and ESL for the last few years, but as of 2024, Epic Games will be shifting to a partnership with BLAST, as the two have signed a "multi-year deal".

The deal will see BLAST take over the Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS) and Fortnite Championship Series (FNCS) this year.

BLAST announced as Epic Games esports production partner

In a statement released to media outlets, BLAST confirmed that they will "run all operations of competitions, event production, and marketing of the RLCS and FNCS."

"BLAST will also be responsible for the commercial rights of both games’ competitive broadcasts and events, a first for the FNCS."

The colossal tournament organiser first began working with Epic Games with Fortnite in 2021, with the FNCS All-Star Showdown, and has continued to work closely with Epic on further Fortnite events, although it will be the first time that BLAST has been involved with Rocket League.

"We are immensely proud to announce this momentous multi-year deal with Epic Games," said Leo Matlock, Chief Business Officer for BLAST

"This collaboration is testament to that hard work and we are delighted to expand our relationship with Epic Games by operating the Rocket League Championship Series in addition to the Fortnite Championship Series."

Rocket League's 2024 season is set to kick off in January this year, as announced on social media prior to the Holiday season, where we can expect BLAST to be heavily involved in a restructured approach to the format.

Jack is an Esports Journalist at GGRecon. Graduating from the University of Chester, with a BA Honours degree in Journalism, Jack is an avid esports enthusiast and specialises in Rocket League, Call of Duty, VALORANT, and trending gaming news.

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