Penguins players win $50,000 for charity in Fortnite tournament

Penguins players win $50,000 for charity in Fortnite tournament
MONTREAL, QC - OCTOBER 13: Bryan Rust #17 of the Pittsburgh Penguins skates the puck against the Montreal Canadiens during the NHL game at the Bell Centre on October 13, 2018 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The Montreal Canadiens defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 in a shootout. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images) (Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

The NHLPA ran a charity gaming tournament called the NHLPA Open on Monday in which over 80 hockey players competed in the video game Fortnite.

The tournament was organized by the Avalanche’s J.T. Compher and Leafs’ Zach Hyman. Participating teams played in four games, and the top five teams based on the combined point totals from those games will divide and donate $200,000 to player-chosen charities. The tournament had 23 teams representing NHL teams, and five “wild card” teams, including a team of Swedish players and a team of women’s players.

The Penguins’ team in the tournament was Zach Aston-Reese, Bryan Rust, and Brian Dumoulin, with Aston-Reese serving as team captain.

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