While sports fans across the globe are patiently waiting for the 19/20 season to resume, esports has become the only competition available. A few weeks ago NBA hosted its star-filled tournament in NBA 2K20 game and now one of the most popular football leagues in the world, English Premier League, announced a similar type of tournament in FIFA 2020.
The event is titled ePremier League Invitational and will invite the PL players to participate in a five-day-long, single-elimination tournament. According to the announcement, it will feature all 20 Premier League teams with one representative per team. For example, in the first round, Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold will face off with a musician and lifelong Manchester United fan Tom Grennan while Raheem Sterling will defend the honor of Manchester City and will play against Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha.
The best thing is that this event will be streamed live everywhere across the globe. Multiple sports channels decided to air this event. However, if you’re not really a TV person you’ll be pleased to learn that the event will also be streamed via Sky Sports YouTube and Twitch channels. The first round of ePremier League Invitational starts today and will conclude on April 25th.
As we mentioned earlier, this event is not the first time real sports turned to gaming in order to keep audiences engaged during uncertain times. PL, NASCAR, F1, MLS, NBA are just a few sports leagues that put together a gaming event for the fans to keep tabs on their favorite team.