BOCA RATON, FL, May 6, 2020 - In the fight against COVID-19, the Florida Mutineers, of Misfits Gaming Group (MGG), will bring together the worlds of traditional sports and esports with the $25,000 Wrecked Royale charity Warzone tournament, presented by SoFi, with all prize money going to COVID-19 charities.
On Wednesday, May 13 at 6pm EST, the Florida Mutineers will join pro athletes including:
- Terrell Owens (NFL Hall of Famer)
- Ryan Shazier (former Pittsburgh Steelers)
- Mack Wilson (Cleveland Browns)
- Sheldrick Redwine (Cleveland Browns)
- Shaq Thompson (Carolina Panthers)
- James Bradberry (New York Giants)
- Jedrick Wills (Cleveland Browns)
- Vernon Butler (Buffalo Bills)
- Deejay Dallas (Seattle Seahawks)
These athletes will join pro Call of Duty players, pro athletes and streamers to compete in a one-day Call of Duty Warzone tournament made up of 12 squads of 4 will. All teams will walk away with a participation prize to donate to a COVID-19 charity of their choice, and the winning team will receive $5,000.
Fans will be able to tune in and watch the tournament live on the Florida Mutineers Twitch channel: twitch.tv/flmutineers, with commentary from Call of Duty League shoutcasters.
MGG has teamed up with eFuse and Esports Engine for the production and logistics of the tournament.
"As the world fights against the impact of the coronavirus, it’s important to do what we can to give back,” said Ben Spoont, CEO and co-founder of Misfits Gaming Group. “It’s always incredible to see pro players go head to head with professional athletes, and after the fun we had at our Miami event in February with the Mutineers and NFL players, we were excited to bring the esports and sports worlds together again for an entertaining showdown that’s helping a fantastic cause."
About Misfits Gaming Group (MGG)
Misfits Gaming Group (MGG) is a global esports and entertainment company. We compete in some of the most successful video game titles worldwide and are permanent partners in three franchised esports leagues: Riot Games' European League of Legends Championship Series (Misfits Gaming), Activision-Blizzard's Overwatch League (Florida Mayhem), and Activision-Blizzard's Call of Duty League (Florida Mutineers). Additionally, MGG has launched the $10M incubator and seed fund MSF/IO which is positioned to invest into the next generation of esports and gaming entrepreneurs. MGG utilizes world-class management and a deep understanding of the esports ecosystem to capitalize on the rampant global enthusiasm for esports and establish fruitful partnerships with international brands and organizations.