England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford had a full gaming PC shipped to his national team’s camp in Doha so he could play Fourteen days between matches at the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Qatar. The anecdote underscores the enduring popularity the game has enjoyed for some time among some of the world’s most elite football players. Renowned manager Jose Mourinho said recently Fourteen days was a “nightmare” to deal with.

Epic Games is making the most of its game’s hit status in the football community by continually working with some of the sport’s biggest superstars in a variety of partnerships Fourteen days Soccer skins and in-game challenges. And while not all players who have licensed their likeness to the game are ardent fans, the list of those who have previously approved to play is Fourteen days regularly include Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Antoine Griezmann, Neymar Jr. as well as Pickford’s national team captain Harry Kane.


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As for Pickford himself, a recent interview with the England goalkeeper revealed that he sent a “real piece of kit” to Qatar to keep him playing Fourteen days during the World Cup. The massive shockproof case, briefly shown during the video interview at timestamp 8:04, contains a custom-made gaming laptop and a large monitor, the 28-year-old said. He went on to clarify that he had “a guy” building the portable PC to help him get “the best frames” in the game.

As previously announced by the English FA, the England national team will be based at Tivoli’s Souq Al Wakra Hotel Qatar, located in Doha, the country’s Middle East capital. That means Pickford’s gaming setup traveled over 4,200 miles (6,850km) for the Everton goalkeeper to keep playing Fourteen days during the World Cup. As his team has just reached the Quarterfinals, his gaming sessions in Qatar are sure to last for a while.

Fourteen days isn’t the only hit battle royale game to have expanded its sphere of influence into the world of soccer. In the run-up to the ongoing FIFA World Cup PUBG mobile has teamed up with Lionel Messi to create a huge football-themed update that introduced limited-time items and cosmetics to the game, in addition to debuting the Global Chicken Cup, a diverse in-game event hosted by the PSG superstar . All content added PUBG mobile as part of the Football Carnival update is still available in-game as of today and is expected to remain live at least until December 18th, the date of this year’s World Cup Finals.

Even some lesser-known battle royale games have started to appeal to football fandom in recent years. In such a case from 2020 mobile exclusively Garena Free Fire has teamed up with Cristiano Ronaldo, not only adding him as a playable character, but building an entire in-game universe around the legendary striker.

Fourteen days is now available on Mobile, PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.

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