WATCH: NFL players and esports gamers battle it out at ITK Bowl 2020
In The Know and esports organization Misfits Gaming Group will come together on Friday, Jan. 31, to host the ITK Bowl 2020 — a live "Call of Duty" tournament featuring celebrity athletes and members of the Call of Duty League franchise team Florida Mutineers. The event will be broadcast live on this page at 5 p.m. EST on Friday, Jan. 31. In addition, the event will also be broadcast live on In The Know Gaming's Facebook page and co-streamed on the Mutineers' YouTube channel.
The tournament will take place in Miami's famed Wynwood Arts District and put the skills of top professional gamers and football athletes to the test. Members of the Mutineers, along with Misfits Gaming’s Fortnite pro Cody "Clix" Conrod and Atlanta Faze’s Hannah "NoisyButters" Bryan, will pair up with eight pro athletes in a single-elimination 2v2 "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare" tournament. A full list of the participants can be found below.
- Davante Adams, WR, Green Bay Packers (@tae15adams)
- Todd Gurley, RB, Los Angeles Rams (@TG3II)
- Leonard Williams, DE, New York Giants (@leonardwilliams)
- Dwayne Haskins, QB, Washington Redskins (@dh_simba7)
- Landon Collins, SS, Washington Redskins (@TheHumble_21)
- Ronnie Stanley, LT, Baltimore Ravens (@megatronnie)
- Keenan Allen, WR, Los Angeles Chargers (@Keenan13Allen)
- Leonard Fournette, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars (@_fournette)
- Preston "Prestinni" Sanderson (@Prestinni)
- Colt "Havok" McLendon (@ColtHavok)
- Chance "Maux" Moncivaez (@Maux)
- Caesar "Skyz" Bueno (@CaesarSkyz)
- Bradley "Frosty" Bergstrom (@FrostyBB)
- Tom "OGRE2" Ryan (@TomRyanOGRE2)
- Cody "Clix" Conrod (@ClixHimself)
- Hannah "NoisyButters" Bryan (@NoisyButters)
Kay Adams, host of NFL's "Good Morning Football," will interview the players and gamers live from the red carpet before the tournament. "Call of Duty" shoutcasters MerK and Maven will offer in-game commentary.
"Call of Duty: Modern Warfare" is currently one of the world's most popular video games and was released in 2019. According to Forbes, it brought in $600 million within three days of its launch.
Follow this page to watch a live stream of the tournament and read updates from In The Know's Justin Chan (@jchan1109).
Enough said. Congratulations to Collins and Bueno, our In The Know Bowl champions!
IT'S OVER. Bueno and Collins wipe out Moncivaez and "Hock," winning six rounds to two. This wasn't even close!
Bueno is getting his kills simply by punching his opponent. This is unreal.
Here we go! FINAL ROUND! My money's on Bueno and Collins.
Sanderson with the savage tweet about his "Call of Duty" partner.
This is probably why Allen lost.
Moncivaez and "Hock" defeat "Formula" and Adams by a wide margin. Moncivaez and "Hock" will now face Bueno and Collins in the finals.
Moncivaez and his partner are about to duke it out with "Formula" and Adams for a shot at the finals.
Bueno and Collins eke out a close win against Allen and Sanderson, winning six rounds to five. Allen was nice but not nice enough.
The start of the second round will see Bueno and Collins face off against Allen and Sanderson.
Looks like Fournette isn’t too happy with his performance.
The last first-round match pits Chance "Maux" Moncivaez and another player, “Hock,” against Bradley "Frosty" Bergstrom and Leonard Fournette. Gurley unfortunately could not make the event.
It's safe to say that everyone's enjoying themselves.
"Formula" and Adams absolutely destroyed Conrod and Stanley. It wasn't even close. I don't think anyone's beating them.
"Formula" is, in fact, playing instead of Hannah "NoisyButters" Bryan. He and Davante Adams are trading rounds with Cody "Clix" Conrod and Ronnie Stanley.
Real recognize real.
In a much closer matchup and following a crazy back-and-forth, Bueno and Collins defeat McLendon and Haskins. Luckily, there's no bad blood anywhere.
Colt "Havok" McLendon and Dwayne Haskins are going at it with Cesar "Skyz" Bueno and Landon Collins right now. The focus from both parties is intense...
The feeling of victory.
Preston "Prestinni" Sanderson and Keenan Allen just faced off against Tom "OGRE2" Ryan and Leonard Williams in what appeared to be a one-sided match. Sanderson and Allen came away on top.
A quick update — Hannah "NoisyButters" Bryan announced on Twitter today that she's under the weather. "Formula" will reportedly be taking her place instead.
We're about to start in a few! A crowd has gathered around where the gamers and athletes will play. The music is only getting everyone more pumped.
The trash talk has already begun. In response to Chance "Maux" Moncivaez's matchup with Bradley "Frosty" Bergstrom, Cesar "Skyz" Bueno only had one thing to say to Moncivaez.
We're about an hour away before we kick off the In The Know Bowl! Here are tonight's first-round matchups.
Hannah "NoisyButters" Bryan and Davante Adams vs. Cody "Clix" Conrod and Ronnie Stanley
Chance "Maux" Moncivaez and Todd Gurley vs. Bradley "Frosty" Bergstrom and Leonard Fournette
Preston "Prestinni" Sanderson and Keenan Allen vs. Tom "OGRE2" Ryan and Leonard Williams
Colt "Havok" McLendon and Dwayne Haskins vs. Cesar "Skyz" Bueno and Landon Collins