Turner Sports and Bleacher Report Gaming will team up to broadcast Twitch Rivals Streamer Bowl II, a Fortnite tournament featuring NFL and Twitch stars, on TBS Feb. 14. The two-hour special will pit athletes, streamers and community members at odds over a $1 million prize pool to be donated to the charity of their choosing.
Christian McCaffrey, Kyler Murray, Saquon Barkley, Kenyan Drake, Kyle Van Noy, Calvin Ridley and Tarik Cohen will compete alongside a who's who of top streamers. Kyle "Bugha" Giersdorf, Ali "SypherPK" Hassan, Aydan Conrad, Nick "NickMercs" Kolcheff, Ryan "Chap" Chaplo, Turner "Tfue" Tenney and other Fortnite streaming luminaries will have to carry their NFL counterparts through the event.
The event's thirty teams, each with three players, will rack up points based on placements and eliminations during each game. Those teams with the highest score at the end of competition will walk away with the lion's share of the prize pool.
This event is one of the first of its kind. With plenty of sports across television, it's great to see a major network pick up an esport event. The big names of football are sure to draw in a large crowd, which will hopefully lead to more events being broadcast similarly in the future.