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The team behind the Fortnite AFL charity tournament is hosting a five-day Fortnite Community Battle. This is one of the biggest tournaments ever with up to 90,000 players and 310,000 fans able to compete. All 18 Australian Rules Football (AFL) teams will be taking part with up to 5,000 fans and players joining each team. This is one of the largest in-game esports events in Australian history.
Fortnite Community Battle
The Fortnite Community Battle will take place over five days, starting today and running until the end of January. Players can register to compete in the tournament. Once you sign up, you’ll be able to choose your footy team. AFL players and Fortnite creators are captaining each of the teams. As a competitor, it’s your job to complete various challenges and earn points for your team.
Everyone who competes will receive an exclusive AFL-inspired in-game item. The winning team will also score big, with each competitor on the team walking away with 800 V-Bucks. The team who comes in second place will also earn 400 V-Bucks for each player, and third will receive 200 V-Bucks per player. Sign up now to score some V-Bucks, grab and exclusive spray, and be part of the action. Each team can have up to 5,000 players who are eligible for V-Bucks. If you miss out on a spot you can still sign up to be a “fan” of the team. You will help the team score points and still earn the exclusive spray.
You can represent your club and join players like Bailey Smith, Jamie Elliott and James Sicily.
Check out AFL Gamers on Instagram for full details 📱
— AFL (@AFL) January 27, 2021
Compete with your heroes
Plenty of your favorite content creators are joining the Fortnite Community Battle too. Check out all the pro footy players as well as content creator who are competing:
|AFL Club||AFL players||Fortnite creators|
|Adelaide Crows||Rory Laird||Tweaks|
|Collingwood Magpies||Jamie Elliott||NovaOnFB|
|Essendon Bombers||Nik Cox||Chanzes|
|Fremantle Dockers||Andrew Brayshaw||–|
|Geelong Cats||Jordan Clark||caryi0n|
|Gold Coast Suns||Chris Burgess||Sylon|
|GWS Giants||Connor Idun||MitchGames247|
|Hawthorn Hawks||James Sicily||Sanka|
|Melbourne Demons||Jack Viney||BabzTV|
|North Melbourne Kangaroos||Jaidyn Stephenson||MagMa|
|Port Adelaide Power||Peter Ladhams||Killer King Kevin|
|St Kilda Saints||Zak Jones||Punk|
|Sydney Swans||Justin McInerney||AussieAntics|
|West Coast Eagles||Jamaine Jones||–|
|Western Bulldogs||Bailey Smith||Onyi|
If playing isn’t your style, then maybe you’ll want to watch? Tune into the official AFL Twitch channel to watch the Fortnite Community Battle live.
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