Fortnite fever has gone Claret and Blue – The Hammers Cup tournament is tonight!
Up to 99 West Ham United fans, plus first-team midfielder Manuel Lanzini, will be taking to Battle Royale on Friday evening!
Viewers can tune in LIVE from 7pm on the West Ham Esports Twitch channel and right here on whufc.com.
To help out any players who are just starting out the game, West Ham’s very own Esports professional, Alfie ‘AC RedLac' Calder – normally a FIFA player, but a Fortnite fan too – has demonstrated five basic moves any player can pull off in the game.
Even mastering a couple of the techniques which AC RedLac suggests will have a big impact on a beginner’s performance – and, who knows, with a bit of luck may even score them some serious points!
The Hammers Cup comes at the culmination of West Ham United and Epic Games’ celebration of global football in Fortnite, with “Kickoff Set” Outfits available until the end of the week in Claret and Blue colours.
Following four rounds of solos Battle Royale mode, the winner of The Hammers Cup will be the player who amasses the most points as per the scoring system in the tournament rules.
The winner will earn a West Ham United first-team shirt signed by members of the first-team squad, as well as 3,000 V-Bucks in gift cards. The second-placed player will win 6000 V-Bucks in gift cards, and the third-placed player will win 3,000 V-Bucks in gift cards.