As we reported earlier this week, the men’s teams from Florida and NC State will be battling head-to-head in a Fortnite matchup Wednesday night.
Two of the top swimming & diving programs in the country will contest an 8v8 tournament-style Battle Royale game beginning at 7 pm (EST), with bragging rights on the line as they prepare for their respective conference championship meets later this month.
SwimSwam has acquired five Twitch streams for viewers to pick from for a first-person perspective of the match.
NC State Streaming Options:
- twitch.tv/arseniobustos (Arsenio Bustos)
- twitch.tv/rafalk_ncsu (Rafael Kusto)
- twitch.tv/klozee12 (Kacper Stokowski)
- twitch.tv/cynicallxbl (Aiden Hayes)
Florida Streaming Option:
At least for Florida’s stream, courtesy of junior Kevin Vargas, the stream will go live around 6:40 before the game starts at 7.
The swimmers are partaking in the match as a way to get to know one another in what has been an otherwise difficult two years to do so amidst the pandemic.
“I think a fun little competition like the one we are going to have next week will be a great one for the sport of swimming, as we often only focus on the swimming relationship between teams,” said NC State freshman David Curtiss, the team’s official ‘coach’ for the game.
“Now we can take a step back, have some fun, and compete outside the water in a video game all of us can play. Super excited to see how this unfolds.”
The Florida men will compete at the SEC Championships Feb. 15-19 at the University of Tennessee, while NC State is preparing to race on the same dates at the ACC Championships at Georgia Tech.
The Gators and Wolfpack will then go head-to-head inside the pool at men’s NCAAs, also taking place in Atlanta at Georgia Tech, March 23-26.