Impartial New York Metropolis-based soccer membership Nowhere FC, which doubles as a artistic company referred to as Fly Nowhere, has teamed up with FIFA 21.
The partnership features a assortment of Nowhere FC jerseys, tracksuits, logos, and extra, all of which might be used within the in style Final Group recreation mode. And whereas that crossover is one other prime instance of the continued overlap of streetwear and e-gaming, it’s not even the very best a part of the partnership.
Nowhere FC has additionally put collectively an attire assortment for VOLTA. VOLTA is an in-game road soccer mode, the place gamers can have interaction in small-sided video games, hand around in the foyer with mates, and customise their squad — each on and off the pitch. That is the place Nowhere FC is available in, making a capsule that includes hand-dyed jerseys, tracksuits, and — the crown jewel of the gathering — a goggled hat and jacket that may be very reminiscent of legendary Italian model C.P. Firm’s signature items.
Whereas the goggled attire is simply Nowhere FC-branded, it’s not laborious to think about the NYC collective took direct inspiration from C.P. Firm, because the Chinatown soccer membership simply introduced its personal official C.P. Firm collaboration in actual life. Including additional gas to the hearth, C.P. Firm’s official Instagram account reposted the in-game attire, all however confirming the homage.
Commenters beneath Nowhere FC’s posts had been fast to level out the C.P. Firm hyperlink. We do not know why an official three-way collaboration didn’t materialize, nevertheless it probably has to do with authorized points. Unofficial or not, the C.P. Firm co-sign on Instagram is cause sufficient to start out a squad in VOLTA.
Travis Scott was one of many first to mix his love for gaming with streetwear monetization, Louis Vuitton shortly adopted, and it appears like Nowhere FC and EA Sports activities are off to begin. Right here’s to hoping we get extra such crossovers in future FIFA video games.