Footy’s back, crowds are back, and don’t we love it.
The AFL has announced it will host a Fortnite tournament called AFL Stream King, featuring leading AFL players and some of the region’s biggest Fortnite professional players and creators teaming up in an epic, live-streamed battle.
Twenty duos will go head to head in the charity tournament, with the winners earning the title of ‘Stream King’ and scoring their chosen charities a share in $100,000.
Catch the action via the AFL Gamers Network YouTube channel on Friday 22 May from 7pm AEST.
Forty AFL stars will pair up with 40 of the nation’s top Fortnite professionals as they compete to be crowned the AFL ‘Stream King’.
Superstar gamer, Brisbane Lion Mitch Robinson will headline the tournament. He’ll be joined by Jack Viney (Melbourne), Connor Rozee (Port Adelaide), Jaidyn Stephenson (Collingwood), Nick Blakey (Sydney) and James Sicily (Hawthorn).
The streamers who will tune in for the event include several of Australia’s greatest and most popular, such as Muselk, MrFreshAsian and x2Twins.
Further AFL players and streamers, as well as key pairings, will be announced in the coming days.
The top four Duos in the tournament will each win a share in the prize pool, split evenly between each of the pairs’ chosen charities.
First place will be awarded $50,000, with second place splitting $30,000.
Third will receive $15,000, and the fourth-placed duo will receive $5,000.
Launched in late May to cater for footy lovers and gaming fanatics alike, and harnessing the popularity of gaming across the AFL and AFLW playing group, the AFL Games Network has already clocked up over 6,500 hours of content watched by over 75,000 fans within its first fortnight of streaming.
Transporting fans into the inner sanctum of the competition’s best, the AFL Gamers Network is a dedicated hub for AFL players to take their fierce competitiveness to the online world.
Make sure you tune into the AFL Gamers Network YouTube channel this Friday 22 May at 7pm AEST to see who will be named the AFL ‘Stream King’.