The first TikTok esports tournament kicks off this weekend with Fortnite and League of Legends broadcasts

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TikTok has teamed up with Collegiate StarLeague for an online esports tournament between college students. 

Because you're probably wondering how an entire tournament, not to mention live streams, can take place in TikTok, the tournaments are actually being broadcast on Twitch.

The first qualifier tournaments take place Saturday, May 9, and will see teams of students face off in Fortnite and League of Legends. The first Rocket League and CS:GO qualifier tournaments will take place the following afternoon, Sunday, May 10. Broadcasts are being aired on the CStarLeague Twitch channel at 12pm PT / 3pm ET / 8pm BST.

"TikTok and esports collide in the first-ever TikTok Cup for college gamers! Represent your school in this free $60,000 prize pool event spanning esports tournaments for all your favorite games, live stream broadcasts, and giveaways," reads the TikTok Cup website.

It's not too late registering for most of the TikTok Cup's tournaments. You can check out the complete rules and qualifications here, but I'll give you the gist. You need to be currently enrolled at an accredited US college or university. You'll also need to assemble a team of other students, and you all need to be attending the same college or university. The next round of qualifier tournaments are going on the weekend of May 16 and May 17, and registration for those tournaments opens up May 11 "or when registration for the preceding tournament for the same game title closes."

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Jordan Gerblick

After scoring a degree in English from ASU, I worked as a copy editor while freelancing for places like SFX Magazine, Screen Rant, Game Revolution, and MMORPG on the side. Now, as GamesRadar's west coast Staff Writer, I'm responsible for managing the site's western regional executive branch, AKA my apartment, and writing about whatever horror game I'm too afraid to finish.