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Bucs WR Mike Evans competing in a Fortnite tournament

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The Pro Bowl receiver will have the chance to win money for a charity he chooses.

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On Thursday, BuccaneersMike Evans and NFL players from around the league will team up with some of the world’s best Fortnite players for the ultimate Twitch Rivals Streamer Bowl, a live streamed video game tournament where teams will compete in the massively popular online game, Fortnite, for the chance at a $500,000 prize for the charity of their choice.

Taking place just ahead of the Super Bowl, The Streamer Bowl is presented by Twitch, the world’s leading live streaming platform and community, where over 1.3 million people tune in at any given time to chat, interact, and create entertainment together, in partnership with the NFL Players Association (NFLPA).

Twitch Rivals Streamer Bowl Details:

  • Where: Streamed live from Miami at Twitch.tv/TwitchRivals
  • When: Thursday, January 30 @ 5 pm EST
  • Who: Top NFL and Fortnite Players
A screenshot from the Streamer Bowl selection show on Twitch where Mike Evans (bottom left) joined live on January 16, 2020.

Evans is no stranger to charitable work. His charity, the Mike Evans Family Foundation, was formed to support educational development and assist students from low-income families. The foundation also supports women and families affected by domestic violence.

The veteran receiver’s work in the community earned him a nomination for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award. An award that recognizes an NFL player for outstanding community service activities off the field, as well as excellence on the field.

Below is a list of NFL players joining Evans in the Fortnite tournament (in the order in which they were drafted).

(Parts of this report comes courtesy of the official release.)