NHLPA Open featuring Fortnite, Live Charity Gaming Tournament created by JT Compher

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NHLPA Open featuring Fortnite, Live Charity Gaming Tournament created by JT Compher

May 15, 2020 3:51 pm

TORONTO, ONT – The National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) is proud to announce the NHLPA Open featuring Fortnite, a live charity tournament created by J.T. Compher and Zach Hyman. Over 60 NHL players will represent their cities as they compete as Trios in Fortnite. The three-hour live Fortnite tournament will be streamed onTwitch.tv/espnesports, Monday, May 18 (2-5 p.m. ET). The NHLPA Open featuring Fortnite will be highlighted by a $200,000 USD charity prize pool, which will be directed to player-chosen charities.

Compher will be playing with Colorado teammates Nathan MacKinnon and Matt Nieto, while Hyman will lend his gaming expertise from the sidelines as colour commentator. Other notable player participants include Sebastian Aho, Thomas Chabot, Johnny Gaudreau, William Karlsson,Clayton Keller, Travis Konecny, Mitch Marner, Bryan Rust and Alex Tuch.

The full roster of player trios will be announced prior to the event on NHLPA social media platforms, and

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