NBA 2K20, F1 2019 live events highlight ESPN programming today
With no lumberjack olympics, darts, Australian Guidelines Soccer or kickboxing to broadcast, ESPN now turns to esports to save lots of itself this afternoon.
Starting at midday on ESPN2, the Worldwide Chief will start a 12-hour esports programming marathon that features two dwell occasions: System 1’s “Digital Grand Prix” that includes 4 real-life drivers, and the primary spherical of the NBA 2K Gamers Event, additionally that includes real-life NBA stars.
The block additionally consists of prior tournaments for Rocket League, Apex Legends and Madden NFL, no stranger to the community. The schedule (all occasions EDT):
- Midday: Madden NFL 20 Basic — It is a re-run of final 12 months’s event, held Aug. 30 to Sept. 1 in Arlington, Texas.
- 1 p.m.: Madden NFL 20 Membership Championship — One other repeat, of the Dec. 17-20 event held at Digital Arts headquarters, with a $703,000 prize pool on the road.
- 2 p.m.: Madden NFL 20 Problem — Held Jan. 30 to Feb. 1, that is the final of three tournaments whose winner strikes on to the Madden Bowl — which was initially scheduled for April 23 to 25. However on March 14, Digital Arts introduced it was suspending all dwell competitions “till the worldwide coronavirus scenario improves.” Competitions and broadcasts the place gamers are on-line and remoted from each other might proceed, nevertheless.
- three p.m.: F1 Esports Digital Grand Prix — It is a dwell occasion that includes drivers Charles Leclerc (Ferrari), Lando Norris (MacLaren), Alex Albon (Purple Bull), Antonio Giovinazzi (Alfa Romeo) Nicholas Latifi and George Russell (each Williams) racing in F1 2019 at Australia’s Albert Park circuit. System 1 canceled the Australian Grand Prix, the 2020 season’s debut race, the day earlier than it was to run, and postponed the following six races on the schedule — together with what ought to have been this weekend’s inaugural Vietnamese Grand Prix. That is the second Digital Grand Prix because the championship was placed on maintain.
- 4:30 p.m. Season 8 Rocket League World Championship — This event closed out Rocket League’s 2019 season in December. Viewers will get NRG Esports versus Renault Vitality earlier than a stadium crowd in Madrid, Spain.
- 6 p.m. NBA 2K Gamers Event — Again to dwell competitors. The primary spherical of the event wraps up with 4 matches: Montrezl Harrell (Los Angeles Clippers) vs. Domantas Sabonis (Indiana); Donovan Mitchell (Utah) vs. Rui Hachimura (Washington); Devin Booker (Phoenix) vs. Michael Porter Jr. (Denver); and Andre Drummond (Cleveland) vs. DeMarcus Cousins (Los Angeles Lakers). On Saturday, Derrick Jones, Jr. (Miami), Deandre Ayton (Phoenix), Trae Younger (Atlanta), and Patrick Beverley (Clippers) all received to advance to the second spherical. The NBA 2K Gamers Event is a single-elimination, 16-player event on Xbox One, whose finals will probably be held April 11. The grand prize is a $100,000 donation, supporting coronavirus aid efforts, to the winner’s charity of alternative.
- 10 p.m. EXP Apex Legends Professional-Am — ESPN staged this charity occasion in July 2019, which donated $25,000 to The V Basis for Most cancers Analysis. The three-player squads comprise athletes, celebrities, streamers and esports execs.
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