French Football Team Marseille Announce New Player Signing Using a Fortnite Themed Video

by Albert Petrosyan


French top flight football team Olympique de Marseille have announced their recent acquisition of player Kevin Strootman in an interesting way.

The Ligue 1 team decided to use a Fortnite themed video to reveal their newest players to their fans.


Marseille acquired Strootman in a $29 million euro deal from AS Roma on August 28.

However, instead of introducing him with the usual video clip of the player's highlight plays and moments, Marseille decided to feature him in a video called 'Royal Midfielder.'


The video's theme is a perfect combination of Fortnite and football. The screen features the classic inventory bar, but is instead full of football equipment. The map on the top right corner is replaced by a football pitch, and instead of eliminating others, the player instead completes football related challenges.

At the end, the camera zooms out to reveal that it was all just Strootman playing as himself in the video game, a clever way to introduce the newly signed player.


Of course this is not the first time the Fortnite has been incorporated into the world of football. Popular international players such as Antoine Griezmann and Dele Alli have used classic Fortnite emote dances in their celebrations after scoring goals.

Inversely, Epic Games has introduced football and World Cup themed cosmetic items into Fortnite, and there are multiple football pitches that can found across the map.