The Coronavirus pandemic has everyone locked up inside their homes. This is proving to be hard for the athletes whose entire job requires them to stay out. This has forced several organizations to go completely virtual.
In this piece, we’re going to talk about one of those organizations which has gone completely virtual recently. This came after 50 real-time players in the NHL have signed up for an online NHL league.
Now, do not think that this will be tournament per se. They will head to head matches. But it seems that they have tried to organize these matches around fun themes. Like, take the example that one of the first games will feature the Calgary Flames and Ottawa Senators, with the intra-Canadian contest pitting Matthew Tkachuk against his younger brother Brady Tkachuk.
Each team will be represented by one of two players. You can access the entire team composition of the matches on NHL’s website. The games are all set to take place starting April 30th and will air on Thursdays and Sundays. It will take place over the course of four weeks and will be one of the most historic eSports events ever to take place.
How can you watch it?
Well, if you want to watch the NHL event, it’s easy and free. The NHL has announced that it will be airing the entire matches on their social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Youtube. But they have also announced that the game will be airing on NHL network’s on-screen programming. In addition to this, if you want to watch it on the TV, it will be available on Sportsnet One in Canada and NBC Sports Network in the USA.
This has come in response from the other sports league. We have already witnessed some fierce competition in MLB the Show League. The football fans are also seeing their Major League and English players having matches on the FIFA 20 setup.
So, it seems that the pandemic has forced everyone to stay inside. But it has certainly not stopped our thirst for entertainment and our insights to receive it.