The Twitch Rivals Streamer Bowl showdown is about to begin – here’s everything you need to know ahead of the big event.
What is Streamer Bowl?
The Twitch Rivals’ Streamer Bowl showdown will see some of the best Fortnite players in the world, including 16-year-old world champion Bugha, Tfue, DrLupo, NICKMERCS and TimTheTatMan, buddy up with some of the biggest NFL stars in an effort to scoop a whopping $500,000 USD for a charity of the winners’ choosing.
Earlier this month we saw the Draft process, where the playing teams were decided.
Taking place just days before the 2020 Super Bowl, the Twitch Rivals Streamer Bowl is poised to blur the lines between sports and esports, paving the way for future professional gamers.
What are the teams?
The NFL pros have joined their pro gamer for Duos mode. Here’s who is on whose team:
- Bugha & JuJu Smith-Schuster (Pittsburgh Steelers)
- UnknownxArmy & Avonte Maddox (Philadelphia Eagles)
- NICKMERCS & Mike Evans (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
- Reverse2K & Baker Mayfield (Cleveland Browns)
- Aydan & Kurt Benkert (Atlanta Falcons)
- Chap & Kyle Van Noy (New England Patriots)
- Symfuhny & D.K. Metcalf (Seattle Seahawks)
- Tfue & Kyler Murray (Arizona Cardinals)
- Clix & Tarik Cohen (Chicago Bears)
- NateHill & Eddie Vanderdoes (Houston Texans)
- NickEh30 & David Morgan (Minnesota Vikings)
- DrLupo & Keenan Allen (Los Angeles Chargers)
- BrookeAB & Eric Ebron (Indianapolis Colts)
- elded & Kenyan Drake (Arizona Cardinals)
- LosPollosTV & Jamal Adams (New York Jets)
- TimTheTatman & Jonathan Abram (Oakland Raiders)
What are the rules?
Unlike lots of Fortnite tournaments, the rules for the Streamer Bowl are pretty lax. The gameplay will be Arena Duos, with one Fortnite player teaming up with one NFL pro. You can check out a full list of restrictions and rules over on Smash.gg, but here are the main points:
- Teams will play four games of Custom Matchmaking in the Arena Duos matchmaking playlist.
- Teams will be given a single point-of-interest and the map coordinates of where they will land
Who is going to win?
With a game like this, it’s pretty much anyone’s guess who’s going to scoop the big win. The betting odds have been released ahead of the event, and it seems as though Fortnite World Cup Champion, Bugha, is slated to take the crown. With high stakes and pro players, it’s all down to who performs best.
Where can you watch the Showdown?
Catch up on everything you’ve missed so far in the video below!
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