38 Entertainment Group-owned esports organisation Combat Gaming has announced a live-streamed Fortnite charity tournament featuring sports and esports athletes, content creators, and other well-known figures.
The event, set to take place on January 28th, will see professional footballers such as Daniel James and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang compete in the tournament alongside, NRG’s Benjy “Benjyfishy” Fish, streamer David “Grefg” Cánovas Martínez, musician James Arthur and more. The individuals will battle to claim part of the competition’s $50,000 (~ £36,513) prize pool, with the money going to charities or causes of their choice.
Jonathan Kark, co-founder of 38 Entertainment Group, commented on the tournament: “We are really excited to bring our popular charity tournaments back to your screens. This time featuring Fortnite and a $50,000 Prize Pool to charities and causes that matter right now.”
To support the tournament, the organisation has partnered with Gaming Bible, a part of The LAD Bible Group, to provide live coverage across its platforms throughout the live event.
Moreover, the event will also be streamed on Combat Gaming’s Twitch channel. As a partner of the tournament, Twitch will promote the event on its homepage. The live stream will begin at 18:00 GMT.
According to the release, the organisation plans to hold a total of four competitions in different titles throughout 2021, with the first event featuring Fortnite.
The tournament will be played in teams of three, with each team consisting of a professional player, content creator and a celebrity. The prize pool will be split between the top three teams
Combat Gaming is a newly launched gaming collective and membership club operated by 38 Entertainment group, the co-owner of Ellevens Esports. Last year, the organisation launched a series of charity gaming events titled ‘Combat Corona” to raise funds during the global pandemic.
The first two events of the series, which too featured a number of celebrities competing in a FIFA 20 and Call of Duty: Warzone tournaments, raised over $25,000 (~ £18,231) for UNICEF.
Other individuals competing in the Fortnite competition include Manuel Lanzini, Mason Mount, Jaden ‘Wolfiez’ Ashman, and John ‘Manny’ Brown to name just a few.
Esports Insider says: It’s great to see esports organisations and famous personalities to come together to provide both – entertainment and help in such a troubling time. Even though Combat Gaming is a relatively young company, its work is admirable and we hope the event receives a lot of support.