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Pro Gamer Kurt Benkert

Kurt Benkert

Currently, Kurt is in year 5 in the NFL; his second with the Green Bay Packers and 3 prior years with the Atlanta Falcons. He went to ECU for Finance undergrad and UVA for Athletic Administration in Grad School. Off the field,  he has been gaming his entire life.  Kurt's passion for esports has turned into sponsorships, partnerships, consulting work, and a spot on a professional gaming team as well. Kurt couldn't be more thrilled to work with Stride Esports to establish our coaching program. 

Where Kurt Has Competed

  • Fortnite Pro-Am 2019 (top 20)

  • Rise Nation $50k 2020 Warzone Tourney (1st place)

  • Twitch Rivals $75k (2021) Warzone Tourney (top 60)

  • Twitch Rivals Streamer Bowl 2020-2022 I, II, & III ($1mil tourneys) (3rd, 8th, 10th)

  • Fortnite Trio Cash Cup Qualifier 2020

  • Boom TV Tournaments 2019-2020

  • EFuse Tournaments 2020

  • Halo Infinite Pro-A

  • 2021Twitch Rivals Super Games 2021 (5th place- $55k split)

  • GameBattles & CMG Tournaments (2010-2012/// 2019/2021 

  • Back-to-Back NFLPA Open Winner (2019/2020 #1 Fortnite Player in the NFL)

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