On Tuesday, January 26, it was announced that thirty teams, each containing three players, will compete in the live draft for the Twitch Rivals Streamer Bowl II Featuring Fortnite. The competition has a prize pool of $1,000,000 but will be going to charity. The competition, in association with the NFL Players’ Association, selected some of the best Twitch streamers, NFL players, and community enthusiasts to be part of the 90-man draft. The event will start on the 4th of February at 6 PM EST. All teams will follow the elimination-style format for a portion of the $1 million prize money for their favorite charity.
It has been a fun affair since December 15 which was when the move to determine a draft order started. Streamers have been playing in the Playoffs weekly to streamline what members of the community will be opportune to make the draft. Before the final decision was made, streamers also featured in the Streamer Bowl Cup to make the cut. The first pick of the 2021 draft was awarded to Clix because they won the inaugural Stream Bowl. The top four streamers in the four weeks of Playoff action were given picks two through five. For the other teams, their positions were given randomly.
StableRonaldo, Scoped, Tocata, and the former Fortnite World Cup champion, Bugha, were the weekly winners in the Playoffs. Bugha, however, was rewarded with a second pick as he won the first week of the Playoffs. Clix took no time in selecting his partner from last year, while Bugha had the opportunity to do the same but decided against it.
Team List and Partners
Epic Games, Twitch Rivals, and the NFL Players Association came together to host this year’s Twitch Rivals Streamer Bowl. However, they got into partnership with several other organizations including Capital One, Samsung, State Far, Verizon, Old, Spic, Turbo Tax, and Doritos. As an extra spice to the event, there will be a Rocket League halftime show. We will see the San Francisco 49ers TE, George Kittle and WR, Trent Taylor in action. Also in that line up will be streamers such as JonSandman, Athena, Chell, and SunlessKhan.
Here is a list of the teams and players that will be competing in this year’s event.
- The Shotties: Clix, Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen, and Xacial
- Beast Mode: Bugha, Atlanta Falcons QB Kurt Benkert, and dnspecfn
- The Rumblers: StableRonaldo_, Philadelphia Eagles CB Avonte Maddox, and DrizzyFA
- The Long Shots: scoped, Pittsburgh Steelers WR Juju Smith-Schuster, and bounce_maxo
- Skull Rangers: Tocata, New York Giants CB Malcolm Elmore, and Zipknow
- Winterset: Sommerset, New England Patriots TE Jake Burt, and axytal
- Skull Troopers: SypherPK, Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray, and Committedg
- Team 2K: Reverse2K, Cleveland Browns QB Baker Mayfield, and UltimateGG_
- The Hills: NateHill, Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey, and JonJon69
- Benchwarmers: aircool, Los Angeles Chargers WR Keenan Allen, and grimfnx
- Living Legends: Prospering, New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley, and akaseek
- Block Party: Fresh, Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson, and Ritix
- The Controllers: Aydan, Cleveland Browns WR Jarvis Landry, and Toomzy
- GGs Only: EmadGG, Miami Dolphins WR Lynn Bowden, and Savixc
- Pew Pew TV: LosPollosTV, Pittsburgh Steelers WR Chase Claypool, and CBearFN
- Eh Team: NickEh30, Las Vegas Raiders WR Trey Quinn, and Dawnswrld
- Loud Ones: Alixxa, Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler, and jaceimdone
- Three Amigos: ewokttv, Miami Dolphins LB Kyle Van Noy, and mojo1x
- Washed Boomers: Tfue, Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones, and griffinmat
- Time In: Ninja, San Francisco 49ers OL Corbin Kaufusi, and BeastAFK
- The Huckleberries: ops1x, Arizona Cardinals RB Kenyan Drake, and 32wanted
- Absolute Zeroes: Elded, Houston Texans DL Eddie Vanderdoes, and adanfnn
- Quack Attack: DuckyTheGamer, Dallas Cowboys TE Dalton Schultz, and Senexfn
- Chuggas Champs: Chap, Chicago Bears OL James Daniels, and prevalesfnbr
- Aniquiladores: JuanSGuarnizo, Philadelphia Eagles LS Rick Lovato, and Code_cloutzzy
- Cactus Club: Zemie, Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley, and Nevify
- Team Losers: Loserfruit, Detroit Lions CB Amani Oruwariye, and crazyggs
- Avocado Toast: Maddynf, Las Vegas Raiders S Johnathan Abram, and Nukey1x
- The Cuties: sparkles_qt, Denver Broncos OL Graham Glasgow, and norcalnugz
- Steamy Stackers: NICKMERCS, Cincinnati Bengals LB Logan Wilson, and aliens_fn