STAMFORD, Conn. – November 17, 2021 – This December, the JBL Quantum Cup gaming tournament returns, and is bigger than ever. Hosted December 17-19, the JBL Quantum Cup invites gaming fans across the world to watch, play and win. JBL has once again partnered with ESL, the largest esports organization in the world, to power the JBL Quantum Cup and provide even more opportunities for fans to play against the pros. Alongside the highly-anticipated return of Fortnite, JBL introduces two new titles to this year’s event: Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) and Apex Legends.

Fans will be able to see the top names in esports, including the newly signed 100 Thieves Apex Legends team, go head-to-head and will even have the chance to play in the JBL Quantum Cup’s global Fortnite tournament. Viewers can catch a preview of the action here and will be able to see every can’t-miss moment live on JBL’s Twitch channel and (U.S. only) as well as IGN’s new, dedicated esports channel IGN Compete. For more information and a detailed matchup schedule, fans can head to

  • December 17: Fortnite Asia Pacific, beginning at 6 p.m. AEDT; Fortnite Europe, beginning at 6 p.m. CET; Fortnite North America, beginning at 4 p.m. PST
  • December 18: CS:GO Asia Pacific, beginning at 6 p.m. AEDT; Some of the best Apex Legends players will compete in the North America Day 1 competition, beginning at 1 p.m. PST 
  • December 19: Apex Legends competition continues with the North America Day 2 Finals, beginning at 1 p.m. PST

On November 27 and 28, aspiring gamers from across the globe will have the chance to compete for a coveted spot in the global JBL Quantum Cup Fortnite tournament, with regional qualifying rounds held in North America, Europe and Asia. To dial up the competition, JBL expanded the lobbies to accommodate 200 duos, with the top 25 duos advancing through three rounds of qualifiers, then on to the JBL Quantum Cup Fortnite championship on December 17. Interested players can sign up here through November 25.

“We are continually looking for ways to bring fans together with the best names in esports. Now in its second year, JBL is taking the JBL Quantum Cup to the next level by giving amateur gamers even more chances to play alongside the pros,” said Ralph Santana, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at HARMAN. “Fans wanted larger lobbies in the JBL Fortnite competition, so we delivered.”

During the global event, JBL will be at the center of the esports world with the best professional teams, hosts and entertainers. In addition to the 100 Thieves Apex Legends team, participants will be able to engage with other JBL Ambassadors and pro gamers – like SypherPK, Arkhram, Doigby, Keebabb, and Royalistiq – and enjoy special promotions and prize drops during the stream. Cash prize pools are also up for grabs in this year’s JBL Quantum Cup, including $35,000 for each regional Fortnite championship, $25,000 for the CS:GO finals and $50,000 for Apex Legends.


JBL creates the amazing sound that shapes life’s most epic moments. From iconic events like Woodstock and concerts at Madison Square Garden, to games at Yankee Stadium and weekend road trips, JBL elevates listeners’ experiences with award-winning audio that lets them make the most of every moment. With 75 years of unmatched professional credentials and industry leading innovation, JBL has expertly blended a bold vision of the future with the passion and talent of engineers and designers around the globe. JBL’s Signature Professional Sound is the leading technology that powers major pop culture events, and the brand has partnered with the world’s top talent across music, sports and esports.


HARMAN International (, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co, LTD., designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and services supporting the Internet of Things.  With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. Our software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 30,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia.


ESL Gaming is the world’s leading esports company. For more than two decades, we have been shaping the industry and leading esports and gaming innovation globally across the most popular video games, creating a comprehensive ecosystem with opportunities for players to go from zero to hero, and for fans to witness the best stories esports has to offer. Our portfolio consists of high-profile products such as the ESL Pro Tour, Intel® Extreme Masters, ESL Mobile, DreamHack Festivals, and many more, ranging from grassroots to global elite competitions. ESL Gaming is part of MTG, the leading international digital entertainment group.


IGN Entertainment is one of the leading Internet media companies focused on video games and entertainment. IGN reaches more than 283 million monthly users around the world, and is followed by more than 51MM social and YouTube followers. With an extremely engaged audience, watching around 500MM minutes of content monthly. IGN also publishes daily content on 35 platforms including TikTok, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and OTT.  Established in 1996, IGN is headquartered in Los Angeles, with offices in San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Sydney and London. IGN content is localized in 20 languages and 110 countries and hosted on websites and native applications on mobile, connected TV, and Xbox and PlayStation platforms.  For more information, visit and follow @IGN on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube.

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Denise Daly