The #PlayApartTogether Gaming Tournament Series Kicks Off This Week on Facebook Gaming

Friday, April 17th, 2020 7:30 am

The event brings together influencers and celebrities from the NBA, WWE, and more.

Update (04/17/20): Our list previously included Joe Burrow as a competitor, but this was incorrect. We also listed Ron Killings’ ring name as “The Truth” rather than “R-Truth.” Finally, our list was incomplete. We’ve updated our article with the correct participants.

As part of the worldwide #PlayApartTogether initiative, which was created in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Facebook Gaming and Greenlit Content have announced the #PlayApartTogether tournament, a weekly series that will allow fans to watch professional athletes, celebrities, and influencers compete in games like Fortnite, Valorant, Forza Horizon 4, and FIFA, among others. Greenlit Content is the parent company of SuperParent.

The first tournament series will be livestreamed on Facebook Gaming on April 17 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET. Future tournaments will be streamed on Thursday nights.

At the end of each tournament, the winning competitor will be able to choose a charity that will receive $25,000 to support the fight against COVID-19.

Here are the competitors in the first tournament:

  • Andre Drummond (NBA)
  • JaVale McGee (NBA)
  • Mikal Bridges (NBA)
  • Justin Herbert (NFL)
  • Christian McCaffrey (NFL)
  • Jarvis Landry (NFL)
  • Ron Killings – “R-Truth” (WWE)
  • Alex Bregman (MLB)
  • Lance McCullers (MLB)
  • Bryson DeChambeau (PGA)
  • Jen Selter (Influencer)
  • Avori Henderson (Influencer)
  • Fatal1ty (Influencer)
  • Tina Perez (Influencer)
  • Lil’ Romeo (Musician)
  • Master P (Musician)

If you watch one of these streams, you’ll have the option to donate to the “UNF/WHO COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund Facebook Fundraiser.” In addition, Facebook’s “tournament” features will allow you to view brackets, standings, and more related to the competition.

To learn more about Facebook Gaming, head over to Facebook’s website.

Brandy Berthelson

Brandy Berthelson has been writing about video games and technology since 2006, with her work appearing on sites including AOL Games, Digital Spy, and Adweek. When she’s not gaming, Brandy enjoys crafting, baking, and traveling with her husband.

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