NBA Joins Fortnite with 'The Crossover' Event Featuring Trae Young, Donovan Mitchell

Adam WellsMay 19, 2021

ATLANTA, GA - MAY 13: Trae Young #11 of the Atlanta Hawks awaits the pass during the first half against the Orlando Magic at State Farm Arena on May 13, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)
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The NBA and Fortnite are teaming up for a special event ahead of the 2021 NBA postseason. 

"The Crossover" will allow players to don a uniform from any of the league's 30 teams starting on May 21 at 8 p.m. ET. 

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Lace up... The Crossover is going to knock you off your feet πŸ€<br><br>For the first time ever the @NBA is joining Fortnite! Read our blog for info about the new cosmetic set, Player Lockers and more.<br><br>πŸ”—: https://t.co/qcXVA7Vxat pic.twitter.com/IjdGCdnNA5

Per an official release from Epic Games, locker bundles that were personally selected by NBA stars Donovan Mitchell and Trae Young will be available to gamers in the Fortnite item shop. 

Gamers will also have the opportunity to get a Shoot & Score pack that includes "the Hookshot Emote and Mini Hoop Back Bling, which can feature the logo of all 30 NBA teams."

The event will also include a five-day team battle competition from May 19-23 featuring all 30 NBA organizations. 

In addition to those items and events, there will be an NBA welcome hub added to Fortnite Creative on May 25. 

The 2021 NBA postseason will begin with first-round games on Saturday and Sunday.