The Exports Zone at the 2019 Honda Classic PGA Tournament proved once again that gaming on the green is a winning combination for families. Hundreds of players played Fortnite in a free, friendly four-day tournament open to all Honda Classic ticket holders from February 28 to March 3.


All the action took place in the friendly confines of the Esports Zone on the Bear Trap at the 17th Hole – one of the most exciting spots on the entire PGA tour. Gamers of all ages and skill played like the pros in a set-up featuring HyperX headsets and both PC keyboards and Microsoft Xbox One professional gaming terminals.

After competing at the Esports Zone on day two, player “Commander 33412” began planning his strategy to play again the following day:

“This is great experience. I like being able to play my favorite game at a golf tournament. I want to come back for another chance to win.”

Commander 33412 has been playing video games for three years and likes the customization Fortnite offers. awarded prizes to the top five leaderboard gamers at the end of competitive gameplay each day. Daily first-place winners were awarded a limited edition HyperX gift set, including a high-quality mechanical keyboard, headsets, gaming mouse and cap. Second through fifth place winners received a $25 Microsoft Xbox gift card.

“Frizzgaming,” won the day one competition, scoring 400 points. “This was really competitive,” commented Frizzgaming, “and the best part is winning the HyperX gift set with the very cool keyboard and mouse.” Frizzgaming has been playing Fortnite for a year and a half, and he likes it because “it’s free and I can play with all my friends.” The young player already is creating videos for his YouTube channel.

Day-two champ, “Moose Eats Beans,” with 1300 points also posted the highest overall score from all four days of play. He took home a $100 Microsoft Xbox gift card on top of his HyperX gift set at the end of the tournament on Sunday evening. The 15-year-old player has been gaming for three years and likes Fortnite because it gives players the ability “to get out of situations with buildings.”

Player “Abbonizio” was thrilled to learn he won top prize for the third day of competition with his high score of 1100 points. “It was kind of stressful, with the noise and all the people. I thought I was playing pretty well, but wasn’t sure I was at my best,” Abbonizio said. He hopes to keep upping his skills and start streaming.

“Stea1thMoney” took top honors on day four with 1100 points. He started playing Fortnite during season two and is one of the top players in his group of school friends. He agrees with Moose Eats Beans that what sets Fortnite apart from other games is the buildings:

“Fortnite changed everything by adding buildings. It allows you to get cover.”

Stealth1Money streams on Mixer as “Stea1thMoney208” in hopes a coach or supporter discovers him, so he can pursue esports at a higher level of competition and possibly earn a college esports scholarship.

A highlight of the weekend was the appearance Fortnite pro players Sceptic and SurfnBoy of the premier Florida-based esports organization Misfits Gaming, which is affiliated with the Miami Heat. Check out’s Press Play: “Misfits Gaming x Esports Zone” for an exclusive interview and photos.

While the Esports Zone at the Honda Classic marked the tournament’s first foray into esports, in 2018 introduced the first-ever Fortnite tournament at any PGA event at the Northern Trust PGA Tournament. As traditional sports organizations discover the power of esports to draw new and young audiences to their events, continues its commitment to delivering unforgettable experiences and fostering community in friendly competition.