Fritz Completes Video Game Tournament Hat Trick, Wins $25,000 For Charity
If there were video game rankings for tennis players, Taylor Fritz would be an undisputed No. 1. The American won his third celebrity video game event in as many weeks by defeating musician Niles Hollowell-Dhar (stage name: KSHMR) 5-1 on Thursday in the final of the State Farm Play Apart Together charity FIFA tournament.
Fritz’s victory clinched $25,000 for No Kid Hungry, a nonprofit organisation which works to end child hunger in America. He teamed with Addison Rae last week to win $1 million for No Kid Hungry by prevailing in the Stay at Home Slam, a live virtual tennis tournament on Nintendo Switch’s Mario Tennis Aces. The 23-year-old also won $25,000 for charity in another Play Apart Together tournament that featured Riot Games’ Valorant.
Fritz is an avid gamer and played a FIFA match against professional Fortnite player Nate Hill during last year’s US Open. He became the first professional tennis player to invest in the eSports industry last December by teaming with ReKTGlobal.