UK esports organisation Excel Esports has teamed up with HyperX and Beyond NRG to launch a new Fortnite tournament, the XL Community Cup.
The one-day duos tournament will be held on Sunday November 28th 2021, following qualifiers on November 24th.
The tournament will be hosted by esports personality Adam Savage live from the Ginx TV London studios and will include a mixture of live analysis and casting from Leven2k and Reiss.
Excel’s pro players Wolfiez and Verox will be partnered up with some famous faces from the world of sports and entertainment on the day. Those taking part include UK TikToker Ollie Ball, streamer and influencer TurntDaisy, pro Rugby Union player Luke Cowan-Dickie, as well as Fortnite pro Archie King.
Fortnite streamer and French co-streamer JoLavanille, plus fellow French pro Andilex, as well as HyperX ambassador and German co-streamer Rewinside and fellow German pro Fray, will also be in attendance.
In collaboration with Ginx TV, Excel will be streaming the event with a live broadcast as well as multi-language streams hosted by personalities participating in the event.
With an overarching goal to help further support UK gamers and the ever-growing Fortnite community, the XL Community Cup will also be raising money for charity SpecialEffect, which specialises in helping physically challenged people to enjoy the magic of video games. The charity also collaborates with game studios to make their games more accessible.
Excel pro Fortnite player Wolfiez said: “I’m happy to be playing in the XL Community Cup. SpecialEffect are doing good work, so I’m pleased to support them through this tournament.”
CEO of Excel, Wouter Sleijffers, commented: “At Excel Esports we aspire to build better communities and include every gaming enthusiast in our journey. We are proud to announce the launch of the XL Community Cup. Working closely with HyperX and Beyond NRG, we all share similar beliefs and values in supporting UK gamers and the Fortnite community and I look forward to seeing similar tournaments being created to help support this ongoing effort.”
HyperX’s head of global gaming partnerships, Jessany Van’t Hoff, added: “HyperX continues to elevate UK gamers in achieving their ambitions with the support of our top-quality gaming gear. The XL Community Cup not only enables the Fortnite community to highlight growing talent but encourages the next generation of esport pros. It is also a core value at HyperX to champion the good in gaming and by supporting a great charity such as Special Effect, who support our ethos that We’re All Gamers, regardless of abilities.”
Beyond NRG CEO Billy Webb commented: “Community is the heart and soul of what we do at Beyond. The XL Community Cup is a fantastic opportunity for the wider audience to get involved with the incredible family at XL, and the competitive gaming world whilst supporting the outstanding efforts from SpecialEffect.”
Sign-ups for open qualifiers are live now over at XL.GG. Fans can catch all the action over on Excel Twitch TV from 2pm GMT on Sunday November 28th. JoLavanille will be streaming in French and Rewinside in German at JoLavanille Twitch TV and Rewinside Twitch TV respectively.
Dom is an award-winning writer who graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
As a long-time gamer having first picked up the NES controller in the late ’80s, he has written for a range of publications including GamesTM, Nintendo Official Magazine, industry publication MCV as well as Riot Games and others. He worked as head of content for the British Esports Association up until February 2021, when he stepped back to work full-time on Esports News UK and as an esports consultant helping brands and businesses better understand the industry.