There have been all sorts of celebrity esports tournaments held and televised during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the next one ESPN’s going to is a week-long Madden NFL 20 tournament split between their linear and digital platforms. The tournament, produced with PlayVS and Nerd Street Gamers, will be a single-elimination bracket, beginning Sunday, April 19 with a bracket reveal show, moving to daily digital matches, and concluding with a championship match airing on ESPN2 at noon Eastern on Sunday, April 26. Here’s more info on it from ESPN’s release:
ESPN announced today the Madden NFL 20 Celebrity Tournament, featuring athletes, celebrities and ESPN talent. The tournament will kick off Sunday, April 19 with a bracket reveal show at 12 p. m. ET on ESPN2, before all matches move to ESPN digital and social platforms, including ESPN Esports Twitch and YouTube, ESPN Twitter and the ESPN app.
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