Vince Dunn and Jordan Kyrou took part in a Fortnite tournament last month. They finished in second place, coming home with $100,000 for charity.
They were back at it again as a part of the Fortnite NHLPA Open. They were joined by Robert Thomas as the three were pitted against 28 different squads. Over 65 NHL players were featured in the tournament. The tournament was organized by Colorado Avalanche forward J.T. Compher and Toronto Maple Leafs forward Zach Hyman.
The three would take first place in the tournament, winning another $100K for charity. The players will be donating $50,000 to St. Louis Children’s Hospital. $25,000 will be going to the St. Louis Area Foodbank. And the other $25,000 will be going to a cause very near and dear to Thomas’ heart.
That final amount of money will go towards muscular dystrophy research. Thomas’ billet brother, Owen, suffers from spinal muscular atrophy. You can find out more about Owen’s story and how he has helped Thomas grow as a person and player here.
Thomas has been hosting his own stream on Twitch for a few weeks now. You can find him by simply searching rthomas27 on the site. All of the donations he makes from that will also be going to charity for Owen. Dunn (VinceDunn) and Kyrou (vividrouzy) have been a part of the streaming world as well.
Blues prospect Jake Walman participated in the tournament as well. He was on a team with Devante Smith-Pelly and Josh-Ho-Sang. They placed seventh.
That’s a total of $200,000 the Blues have raised for charity in these tournaments alone. Turns out playing video games can be a very valuable skillset these days. Especially if you are good at Fortnite.