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Pro-Trump Video Game Tournament Attracts Hundreds of Participants

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Around 300 people participated in a “Trick or Trump” Halloween Fortnite tournament hosted by Bryson Gray and Gamers for Trump on Saturday afternoon.

Over 400 people registered for the tournament, organizer Stephanie Lien D’Urso told the Daily Caller News Foundation. Gray told the first-place squad “dankline” that to receive their winnings of $2,000 that they needed to send in video or photo proof from one team member that they were supporters of President Donald Trump.

“I am not sending money to anybody unless I have video proof that you are a Trump supporter,” Gray said during the live stream. “I refuse to give someone money who isn’t a Trump supporter, that just defeats the purpose.”

D’Urso told Gray during the live stream that the rules did not stipulate that players had to support Trump in order to win the competition and that the tournament was open to gamers of all political affiliations. Gray said they should make changes to the rules for the next event.

“I did invite everyone to join and compete. They just had to stay respectful and watch their language. I did not require that participants be Trump supporters. The more people we can bring together in a positive way, the better. Our country needs unity right now,” D’Urso told the DCNF.

“Leftists” flooded a Google form submission created for people to register for the tournament, Gray said during the live stream. Nearly 2,000 responses included messages like “fuck Trump” and “fuck bigotry,” according to Gray.

“We had our share of ‘trolls,’” D’Urso told the DCNF. “I gave everyone fair warning to play nicely in the sandbox and behave. If they chose not to honor that, they were banned.”

People watching the live stream through Twitch were able to participate in a live-chat monitored by Gray. “Bryson there’s a bunch of kids in the server who hate trump but doing it for the money,” aceayx wrote.

Gamers for Trump advertisement, courtesy of Stephanie Lien D'Urso.

Gamers for Trump advertisement, courtesy of Stephanie Lien D’Urso.

Gamers for Trump advertisement, courtesy of Stephanie Lien D'Urso.

Gamers for Trump advertisement, courtesy of Stephanie Lien D’Urso.

“They gonna win and donate it to sleepy Joe’s campaign,” aceayx wrote. “We can’t risk giving the money to a Biden supporter or homosexual! Give the money to Jaden and Nick,” volitil wrote.

“Trump ain’t ever called anyone chumps … he should though,” a player on Gray’s squad said during the live stream.

A team called “imshort” won second place and a cash prize of $800 and a squad called “Dictating#3768” won third place and $400, D’Urso told the DCNF.

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