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Announcing the #PlayApartTogether Tournament Series

Hello again,

Sorry for the second email. We had to update the roster. Dwight Howard and Joe Burrow will NOT be in this tournament. Instead, we have Master P, Lil’ Romeo, and Tina from Gen. G.

We hope you’re keeping sane during this unprecedented time. Today we’re writing you because we wanted to make sure you heard about the #PlayApartTogether streaming event that Facebook Gaming and Greenlit Content are organizing in order to benefit the fight against those affected by COVID-19. Take a look at the details and let us know if you have any questions. We hope you’ll help spread the word about the event!

 

Homebound does not mean being alone. Fans and pro-athletes are joining together this Friday in an event to connect the world in the fight against COVID-19.

Social distancing means we have to be apart, but games help keep us close together.   Facebook Gaming and Greenlit Content announce the kick-off of the #PlayApartTogether Tournament, powered by State Farm and Alienware as part of the World Health Organization’s #PlayApartTogether movement. UMG will be providing production support for the tournament. Joining forces with pro-athletes and celebrities, and players at home, all efforts will go towards raising money and awareness for COVID-19 relief.

The season will kick off on April 17 at 8 pm EST and run to 11 pm EST and will be streamed exclusively on Facebook Gaming at fb.gg/FacebookGaming. Each weekly tournament will award $25,000 USD to a charity chosen by the winning athlete to support ongoing COVID-19 relief efforts. Facebook Gaming’s charity live streaming tools will also be enabled for viewers to support the UNF/WHO COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund Facebook Fundraiser.

Tournaments will happen weekly on Thursday nights going forward and bring together players from the NFL, NBA, MLB, PGA, and Tennis to play in online games, including: Fortnite, Rocket League, NBA 2K20 and FIFA 20, among others. Facebook Gaming’s newly launched tournaments feature will accompany each livestream, letting fans track participants, brackets and standings all in one spot.
Joining the first tournament on April 17th are the following celebrities:

From the NBA

Andre Drummond         JaVale McGee          Mikal Bridges

From the NFL

Justin Herbert             Christian McCaffrey             Jarvis Landry

WWE Superstar

Ron Killings – WWE’s  “R-Truth”

From MLB

Alex Bregman             Lance McCullers

PGA Stars
Bryson DeChambeau

Musical Stars:

Master P    Lil’ Romeo

Influencers

Jen Selter        Avori Henderson         Fatal1ty        Gen.G (Tina)

The #PlayApartTogether Tournament is part of the broader gaming industry’s ongoing support for the World Health Organization’s Play Apart Together initiative, aimed at helping people stay home, stay connected, and stay informed through gaming. Each week new athletes, celebrities, and games will join the cause to provide compelling content featuring familiar names and games for folks to enjoy while staying home.