IMG Signs Deal With Epic Games For Fortnite World Cup Distribution

July 23, 2019

Epic Games, the game developer and publisher of the Fortnite game franchise, has appointed IMG to produce and distribute the first Fortnite World Cup 2019.

The agreement will see IMG manage media production and distribution from 26 – 28 July, as the competition makes its debut at the Arthur Ashe Tennis Stadium in New York.

All content will be delivered via a digitally encoded stream (RTMP Feed) from IMG Studios just outside of London.  IMG’s in-flight sports channel, Sport 24 Extra will be showing Fortnite World Cup live on international flights on select airlines.

Oliver Boden, Head of eSports for Europe, IMG Media, commented: “Fortnite has become one of the largest global gaming phenomenons with guaranteed entertainment and highly competitive fast-paced action. We are delighted to be working with Epic Games to distribute The Fortnite World Cup 2019 media rights and tapping into new territories and markets worldwide.”