AFL Gamers Network to host a $100,000 charity Fortnite Duos tournament
The AFL Gamers Network is set to host a special charity Fortnite Duos stream this week. The $100,000 charity stream will see 40 of the best AFL players and 40 of the best Fortnite pros teaming up. The winning team will be crowned AFL Stream King.
The Charity stream will run from 7pm through 9pm on Friday, May 22 and will feature Mitch Robinson, Jack Viney, Connor Rozee, Jaidyn Stephenson, Nick Blakey and James Sicily from the AFL
Pro gamers include Muselk, MrFreshAsian and x2Twins.
AFL Gamers Network
The AFL Gamers Network was launched in order to provide footy fans another way to interact with players during the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown. In the firts fortnight, the channel racked up 6,500 hours of viewing time by over 75,000 fans.
Ben Sellinger, Head of Commercial Growth at the AFL said;
We are proud to partner with global giant Epic Games to put on this charity tournament, harnessing the strengths of both organisations, and providing what should be an amazing product for footy fans and gamers alike. Bringing together some of the biggest names in footy with the biggest names in Fortnite – we can’t wait to see who takes out the title.
The strength of the AFL Gamers Network is the ability to allow our next generation of fans to interact and engage with players in a what is a native environment for them – it’s an enormous difference to the experience they get within our traditional game and broadcast environment. It offers a different and authentic gaming experience to a new generation of fans that may not have otherwise interacted with our game.
The AFL Gamers Network charity stream will be live from 7pm on Friday, May 22, 2020.