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- Twitch, the NFLPA, Verizon, and Turbo Tax will team up to present the Twitch Rivals Streamer Bowl, a Fortnite competition.
- Popular streamer and NFL players will team up to play Fortnite duos and distribute $500K USD to charity.
- The final event takes place on Jan. 30 from 5-8 p.m. EST.
Twitch, the NFL Players Association (NFLPA), Verizon, and TurboTax have teamed up to present the Twitch Rivals Streamer Bowl. This three-part series started with NFL players and Twitch streamers competing in four Fortnite highlight matches, which was then followed by a draft tournament online. The main tournament takes place on January 30 and will be streamed live from Miami during the week of Super Bowl LIV.
The Draft Showdown took place on Jan. 16 and saw Dominick “UnknownxArmy” Green win, drafting first in the “Verizon 5G First Pick of the Draft” selecting Avonte Maddox of the Philadelphia Eagles to be his partner.
On Jan. 30, the Twitch Rivals Streamer Bowl finals and its $500K charity prize pool will be streamed live from Miami during the NFLPA’s Player Party. From 5-8 p.m.EST. The streamers will have drafted their NFL partners and will battle to see who are the best at Fortnite duos.
Additionally, Verizon will be handing out the “Verizon 5G MVP trophy” to the most valuable player.
Participating NFL Players: Johnathan Abram (Oakland Raiders), Jamal Adams (New York Jets), Keenan Allen (Los Angeles Chargers), Kurt Benkert (Atlanta Falcons), Tarik Cohen (Chicago Bears), Kenyan Drake (Arizona Cardinals), Eric Ebron (Indianapolis Colts), Mike Evans (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), Avonte Maddox (Philadelphia Eagles), Baker Mayfield (Cleveland Browns), David Morgan (Minnesota Vikings), DK Metcalf (Seattle Seahawks) ,Kyler Murray (Arizona Cardinals), JuJu Smith-Schuster (Pittsburgh Steelers), Kyle Van Noy (New England Patriots), and Eddie Vanderdoes (Houston Texans).
Participating Twitch Streamers: Benjamin “DrLupo” Lupo, Aydan “Aydan” Conrad, Brooke “BrookeAB” (last name unknown), Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf, Ryan “Chap” Chaplo, Cody “CLIX” Conrod, Victor Paul “Elded” Calderón, Louis “LosPollosTV” (last name unknown), Nate “NateHill” Hill, Nick “NICKMERCS” Kolcheff, Nicholas “NickEh30” Nick “Amyoony” Amyoony, Malachi “Reverse2k” Greiner, Mason “Symfuhny” Lanier, Turner “Tfue” Tenney, Tim “TimTheTatman” Betar, and Dominick “UnknownxArmy” Green.
Verizon has ramped up its esports activity recently with its involvement with Twitch Rivals and having entered into a deal with the esports organization Dignitas, opening up a 5G esports training facility.