The Baltimore Ravens, a professional American football team based in Baltimore, have launched the Ravens Gaming League, a new gaming and esports initiative and platform. Now, this will be the place where fans of the team and the league can participate in esports competitions and activities. The initiative will be launched with a Fortnite tournament from June 25 to June 27, while a second tournament, featuring Madden NFL 22, will take place later this year.
To explore the esports space, the team also entered into a multi-year partnership with Esports Entertainment Group (EEG) as an esports tournament provider. EEG will host esports tournaments for the Ravens using the Esports Gaming League platform (EGL).
“Our esports tournament platform continues to gain traction among leading professional sports franchises. We are delighted to add the Ravens as the first NFL partner to be uploaded to our platform, ”said Grant Johnson, CEO of the Esports Gaming League.
“We are excited to launch this new initiative and explore the benefits for our fans. The gaming and esports industry offers unique opportunities to engage with our fan base, in addition to the Ravens players who have expressed an interest in gaming and esports, ”said Brad Downs, vice president. senior marketing officer at Raven.
As per the plan, the first 500 players to register for the tournament will receive an official Ravens headband, along with prizes and gifts that will be awarded throughout the tournament. The tournament grand prize winner will receive $ 500 in cash, a Ravens VIP home gaming experience (including hotel, transportation to the game and Ravens gear) and the chance to play against a player current Ravens.