NHLPA Open: Participants, how to stream ‘Fortnite’ tournament
In the end, the event will help raise money for a good cause.”To do it for charity right now is most important thing right now,” Compher said. “We have all this downtime, all these tough times going on in the world right now. For the players to step up, use our time, use our exposure in the right way was pretty exciting for us.”How to watch the NHLPA Open featuring “Fortnite”Time: 2-5 p.m. ETStream: Twitch.tv/espnesportsThe three-hour tournament will feature over 80 hockey players — more than 65 NHLers — separated in 28 different teams. Each team will have a captain designated with Hyman serving as one of the tournament hosts.ParticipantsTeamPlayersAnaheimTroy Terry (C), Max Jones, Josh MansonArizonaClayton Keller (C), Conor Garland, Nick SchmaltzBostonDavid Pastrnak (C), Jake DeBrusk, Charlie McAvoyCalgaryJohnny Gaudreau (C), Buddy Robinson, Andrew MangiapaneCarolinaBrett Pesce (C), Sebastian Aho, Teuvo TeravainenColoradoJ.T. Compher (C), Nathan MacKinnon, Matt NietoColumbusZach Werenski (C), Emil Bemstrom, Eric RobinsonDallasJason Dickinson (C), Anthony Louis, Josh MelnickDetroitTurner Elson (C), Adam Erne, Eric TangradiEdmontonKailer Yamamoto (C), Logan Day, Evan BouchardFloridaDom Toninato (C), Joel Lowry, Mason MarchmentLos AngelesTrevor Moore (C), Michael Amadio, Ben HuttonMinnesotaJ.T. Brown (C), Mat Robson, Victor RaskMontrealRyan Poehling (C), Cale Fleury, Jake EvansLong IslandGrant Hutton (C), Kieffer Bellows, Simon HolmstromOttawaThomas Chabot (C), Nick Paul, Chris TierneyPhiladelphiaTravis Konecny (C), Joel Farabee, Connor BunnamanPittsburghZach Aston-Reese (C), Bryan Rust, Brian DumoulinSt. LouisRobert Thomas (C), Jordan Kyrou, Vince DunnTampa BayScott Wedgewood (C), Carter Verhaeghe, Barclay GoodrowTorontoMitch Marner (C), Travis Dermott, Frederik GauthierVegasAlex Tuch (C), William Karlsson, Nate SchmidtWinnipegAnthony Bitetto (C), Jack Roslovic, Connor HellebuyckSwedenAlex Nylander (CHI – C), William Nylander (TOR), Adrian Kempe (LAK)PB&JJayce Hawryluk (OTT – C), Joe Morrow, Jayson Megna (COL)Bush BanditsCale Makar (COL – C), Matt Calvert (COL), Mario Ferraro (SJ)Women’s Hockey TrioAbby Roque (C), Britta Curl, Genevieve LacasseThe GriefersJake Walman (STL – C), Devante Smith-Pelly, Josh Ho-Sang (NYI) “Once the season got shut down, me and my teammates were playing ‘Fortnite’ a little more,” Compher said in an interview with ESPN. “We kind of just came up with the idea of getting an NHL tournament together, where we could play against guys around the league.”Compher said the excitement about the “Fortnite” tournament has been building amongst the players. The event will be streamed on Twitch and the Avs forward hopes the players show a little restraint in what’s said during the tournament.”It’s live, so there are going to be some check-ins with the guys. We want kids and families to be able to watch, so we’re trying to limit the cursing,” Compher said. “But we want to see that excitement. That’s part of ‘Fortnite.'” The National Hockey League Players Association is conducting an NHLPA Open tournament featuring “Fortnite.” In total, more than 80 players will take part in the three-hour event beginning at 2 p.m. ET Monday.Organized by Colorado Avalanche forward J.T. Compher and Toronto Maple Leafs forward Zach Hyman, the participants will play four games of “trios” with the winner earning a $200,000 charity prize pool.