Once again, with traditional sports on hold due to the coronavirus, ESPN is turning to alternative programming to keep viewers entertained. Today on ESPN2, a slew of different eSports tournaments and more will be showcased. Two of the tournaments in particular pertain to games found on Switch. Check out the schedule below.
4:30 p.m ET. Season 8 Rocket League World Championship — This tournament closed out Rocket League’s 2019 season in December. Viewers will get NRG Esports versus Renault Vitality before a stadium crowd in Madrid, Spain.
6 p.m. ET NBA 2K Players Tournament — Back to live competition. The first round of the tournament wraps up with four 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 Young (Atlanta), and Patrick Beverley (Clippers) all won to advance to the second round. The NBA 2K Players Tournament is a single-elimination, 16-player tournament on Xbox One, whose finals will be held April 11. The grand prize is a $100,000 donation, supporting coronavirus relief efforts, to the winner’s charity of choice.