DURHAM, N.C. -- Gamers united in Durham over the weekend at the first ever Triangle eSports Championship.

Video game enthusiasts and professionals competed in Fortnite and Rocket League tournaments for cash prizes.

Young kids who have never been to a tournament before say this was a one of a kind experience they look forward to doing again.

"I suggest doing a tournament because if you know people are better than you, all you can do is practice," said 11-year-old Jaylen Carroll of Greensboro.

All proceeds supported two non-profits, the Triangle Literacy Council and the Kramden Institute, which help provide local children with tools they need to become digitally literate.