British racing team Williams Racing have extended their partnership with UK-based esports organisation Resolve, which will see them enter the world of Fortnite.
The extension and expansion of the deal will see the newly-formed Williams Resolve take part in Fortnite along with the Rocket League Championship Series. Further fan-based activations such as Llama-Rama and Champions Field will also be a part of the deal, with the latter providing fans a chance to watch the Rocket League Championship Series Major through Fortnite in-gaming activations.
Steven English, Director of Williams Esports, commented:
“It’s exciting to take Williams into another new title by entering Fortnite as part of our renewed partnership with Resolve. We were enthused by our first steps in Rocket League this season. The response from taking Williams into a totally new arena was super positive, and we saw great potential for future success with the top five finish in our first Major.
“So now we’re encouraged to work with Resolve across Fortnite as well as Rocket League. Fortnite has continued to grow in recent years and engages a huge number of gamers, so it’s a natural step for us. When we enter a new title, we want to ensure we can be successful and we’re confident we can achieve this in Fortnite together with Resolve.“
Jeff Simpkins, operations director at Resolve, added:
“It’s been a real honour for us working with such a prestigious brand like Williams Racing. We’d like to build on the incredible foundations we’ve set in the RLCS, taking our learnings to push on to new heights. Our ambitions for next season are far higher and I can’t wait to share more on our venture into Fortnite.
“I’d finally like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their support so far. The Rocket League community has been amazing and we look forward to another successful season!“
Resolve and Williams had first partnered in July 2021 for Rocket League. Aside from Fortnite and Rocket League, Williams also have rosters in sim racing in iRacing, Gran Turismo and Assetto Corsa Competizione.