- MLB players Brendan Rodgers and Mason Denaburg are the +600 favorites to win the Twitch Rivals SuperGames Fortnite tournament
- Final-round action begins April 22nd at 8:00 PM ET. Are there other teams worthy of a wager beyond the favorites?
- See the odds plus picks and predictions for the title
It would be a stretch to declare the Twitch Rivals SuperGames an essential service.
However, if you’re like most folks, you’ve been jonesing for a sports fix for more than a fortnight. You might even be starting to twitch a little bit from the lack of competition to get excited about.
In this sense, the Twitch Rivals SuperGames will at least offer a morsel of entertainment to fill the void and whet that appetite for action.
This event pairs duos of professional athletes with pro gamers and game creators in Fortnite competition. Best of all, you can bet on it.
The team of Colorado Rockies infielder Brendan Rodgers and Washington Nationals pitching prospect Mason Denaburg are listed as +600 favorites to take the Twitch Rivals SuperGames title. They’re paired with Twitch partners Carley Gress and Hannah Reyes.
Odds to Win Twitch Rivals SuperGames
|Mason Denaburg and Brendan Rodgers||+600|
|Blake Snell and Gavin Lux||+750|
|Kyler Murray and Josh Hart||+750|
|Mike Evans and JuJu Smith-Schuster||+750|
|Trea Turner and Bryce Harper||+750|
|Desmond Lindsay and Thomas Szapucki||+1200|
|Graham Glasgow and Ryan Glasgow||+1200|
|Jack Roslovic and Brendan Lemieux||+1200|
|Skylar Arias and Nick Marchese||+1200|
|Vince Dunn and Jordan Kyrou||+1400|
|Avonte Maddox and Dylan Windler||+1600|
|Brett Pesce and Anthony Bitetto||+1600|
|Chase Winovich and Ashtyn Davis||+1600|
|Xavier Woods and Mike Daniels||+1600|
|Zach Aston-Reese and Jameson Taillon||+1600|
|Zach Hyman and Alex Nylander||+1600|
|Kurt Benkert and David Morgan||+1800|
|Christian Pulisic and Danny Barbir||+2500|
|Cody Melphy and Stephen Tomasin||+2500|
|Trevor May and Chase Elliott||+2500|
Odds taken April 22nd.
The final day of competition begins April 22nd at 8:00 PM ET.
Big Money Up For Grabs
A cool $1 million in prize money earmarked for charitable causes is up for grabs in the Twitch Rivals SuperGames event.
The stage will be set, the teams will be decided. Who will be the early contenders?
— Twitch (@Twitch) April 17, 2020
The champions will awarded $150,000 for the charity of their choice. Second prize is a $100,000 charitable donation.
Virtually All Sports Represented
Athletes from baseball, hockey, basketball, football, soccer, tennis, rugby, even MMA, lacrosse and NASCAR were represented when the original field for the Twitch Rivals SuperGames was organized.
A semifinal event featuring just the athlete tandems was contested April 16 and more than 60 teams were eliminated. Among those falling by the wayside was Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill, who did so well in the recent NFL Madden tourney.
Super fired up for tonight! It’s the #SuperGames finals. Reeser and me get to squad up with the insanely talented @Hogman and @FaZeBizzle to win ? ? for charity. Hey @bugha, keep me off your Instagram clips please. Be nice ?
— Jameson Taillon (@JTaillon19) April 22, 2020
Other notables eliminated were Boston Bruins forward David Pastrnak, Winnipeg Jets forward Patrik Laine, Minnesota Twins pitcher Trevor May, golfer Bryson DeChambeau, tennis player Jack Sock, and NFLers Kyle Van Noy (Miami Dolphins), Jared Goff (Los Angeles Rams) and Keenan Allen (Los Angeles Chargers).
A draft was held April 21st to pair the surviving athlete pairs with pro Fortnight duos.
The format for the final is custom matchmaking (Arena Blitz Squads). The objective is to score as many points as possible through placements and eliminations. All of the action will be live streamed via Twitch.tv.
Twitch Rivals SuperGames Best Bet
Denaburg and Rodgers collected 72 points during qualifying, 24 better than any other team. However, every team starts at zero for the five-game final series of matches. Their partners both play for the Gen.G eSports team.
The odds board is dominated by baseball and hockey players. There are three pairings in the top eight qualifiers from each sport.
There’s also a hockey-baseball duo in Zach Aston-Reese of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Jameson Taillon of the Pittsburgh Pirates. The other top-eight pairing is the NFL brother duo of Graham (Denver Broncos) and Ryan Glasgow (Cincinnati Bengals).
— Mason Denaburg (@masondenaburg_) April 17, 2020
Considering their performance to date, it might be difficult not to ride with Denaburg and Rodgers. And +600 is certainly a solid price for the chalk.
If it’s a sleeper you seek, consider fellow ballplayers Skylar Arias (Cleveland Indians) and Nick Marchese (Arizona Diamondbacks). They’re paired with Benjamin Lupo (aka DrLupo). Lupo holds the Fortnite ATV Trick Point World Record of 49,256,200 points.
Pick: Skylar Arias and Nick Marchese (+1200).