Ohio State & Michigan rivalry heats up with $50K MFAM Fortnite tournament cover image

Ohio State & Michigan rivalry heats up with $50K MFAM Fortnite tournament

Twitch streamer NICKMERCS and the MFAM host a Fortnite tournament to settle the legendary Ohio State vs. Michigan rivalry in Fortnite.

This Sunday, the historical rivalry between Ohio State and Michigan heads to Fortnite courtesy of the MFAM. Hosted by popular streamer Nick "NICKMERCS" Kolcheff and eFuse, the two universities will send multiple teams to compete for a $50K prize pool. Furthermore, recognizable football players from each university will be in attendance. 

It all goes down this weekend at 8 PM EST, and we have all the details you need to know. 

The MFAM Gauntlet settles Ohio State & Michigan rivalry in Fortnite

The 125-year rivalry between Ohio State and Michigan will enter the world of Fortnite Battle Royale on Sunday, November 20 at 8 PM EST. Ahead of the event, the two universities hosted qualifiers, where eight players from each could earn a spot in the tournament. 

With those qualifiers in the past, the stage is ready for the Ohio State vs. Michigan Fortnite Zero Build showdown. While the format is unknown, there's a $50K prize pool on the line and ultimate bragging rights. 

Additionally, the university alums below will make a special appearance during the tournament on Sunday:

Ohio State

  • Ryan Shazier
  • Braxton Miller
  • C.J. Shroud


  • Devin Gardner
  • Roman Wilson
  • Denard Robinson

Here's how the format looks for this event:

  • 16 total teams will compete
  • Teams consist of one Esports Student, one Student Athlete, one Athlete Alumni, and one Fortnite Creator
  • Gametype: Custom "Hardpoint" map
  • 16-Team Round Robin Group Play: Four Groups of 4 teams, 2 Ohio State groups and 2 Michigan groups
  • The top team from each Group proceeds into a single-elimination round (4 teams), 2 Ohio State and 2 Michigan.
  • Best of 3 Rounds for all matchups, Continuous clock of 400 seconds per round, or 200 game score, ends each round

How to watch the tournament

You can catch the action this Sunday, November 20, at 8 PM EST on NICKMERCS' Twitch channel or the MFAM Gauntlet channel. The streamer's involvement in the competition is unknown. However, you can expect some commentary from the NICKMERCS and the university alums listed above. 

Which side will triumph on Sunday? There's only one way to find out: watch the MFAM Gauntlet this weekend, featuring Ohio State and Michigan as they square off in Fortnite. 

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