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Blast Becomes Organizer of RLCS on Rocket League and Retains FNCS on Fortnite

Esports tournament organizer BLAST has announced a multi-year partnership with Epic Games to organize the Rocket League Championship Series... David | 9. January 2024

Esports tournament organizer BLAST has announced a multi-year partnership with Epic Games to organize the Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS) and the Fortnite Championship Series (FNCS). BLAST has already been managing the FPS scene for the past two years, especially Counter-Strike, where it organized the last Major of the Global Offensive era and will organize the first on CS2 in May. The partnership with Epic Games allows BLAST to expand its presence in the esports ecosystem.

BLAST will take over the management of the RLCS on Rocket League, which was previously regulated by Psyonix, the football simulation game’s developer, which was acquired by Epic in 2019. The agreement between the two parties will take effect from 2024. BLAST will handle all operations related to competitions, event production, and marketing of the RLCS and FNCS. The company will also be responsible for the commercial rights of the broadcast of competitions and events of both games.

BLAST will retain the management of the FNCS on Fortnite, which it has been handling for the past two years. The latest event, the FNCS Global Championship, was held in Copenhagen. The company is also discreetly involved in competitions on FIFA (now EA FC), Apex Legends, and Valorant.

The partnership between BLAST and Epic Games will allow BLAST to expand its presence in the esports ecosystem by managing the two largest competitive tournaments in Fortnite and Rocket League. The agreement will also allow Epic Games to focus on game development while BLAST handles the management of the tournaments.