ESPN 8 The “OCHO” is Coming to Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, DIRECTV NOW, Hulu, & More on August 7th





For the 3rd year in a row, ESPN 2 will turn into ESPN 8 on August the 7th 2019. ESPN uses this yearly ESPN 8 to make a bit fun of itself and show sports that typically don’t appear on ESPN including dodgeball. ESPN 8 comes from the movie Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story and ESPN will start ESPN8 off by showing the movie.

Among the newcomers to this year’s event are:

  • IDEAL Electricians National Championship: Held in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., the 2018 IDEAL National Championship was a “highly-charged, no holds barred” event to crown the best electrician in North America.
  • The Highland Games: Inspired by the Scottish games of yore, the Las Vegas Highland Games feature events such as Open Stone, Braemar Stone, Heavy Hammer, Light Hammers, Heavy Weight for Distance, Light Weight for Distance, Caber, Weight Over Bar and Sheaf.
  • Acrobatic Pizza Trials: Held this past January in Columbus, Ohio, the USA Acrobatic Pizza Trials feature events such as freestyle acrobatics, largest dough stretch, fastest pie maker and fastest box folder. The Grand Prize for the freestyle event was a trip to Parma, Italy to compete in the World Pizza Championships.
  • Cherry Pit Spitting: The 46th Annual Cherry Pit-Spitting Competition is held each year in Eau Claire, Mich., with one goal for competitors—to spit the farthest cherry pit.
  • Stupid Robot Fighting League: Created in New Zealand by John Espin (Yes, that is his actual name.), Stupid Robot Fighting is a rather unique form of fighting that pits two life-sized hanging puppets controlled by an operator sitting behind each Stupid Robot.
  • Sign Spinning: The 12th Annual World Sign Spinning Championship, held in Las Vegas, brought together AArrow Sign Spinners from more than 50 cities and a dozen countries to asses style, execution, and technical sign spinning ability.

Full ESPN 8: The Ocho Programming Schedule

Date Time Event Network
Wed, Aug 7 Midnight ‘Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story’ ESPN8
  2 a.m. 2019 Spikeball College Championship ESPN8
  3 a.m. Big Buck World Championship XI ESPN8
  3:30 a.m. World Lumberjack Championship ESPN8
  4:30 a.m. World Axe Throwing Championship ESPN8
  5:30 a.m. 2019 Las Vegas Highland Games ESPN8
  6 a.m. 51st National Stone Skipping Competition ESPN8
  7 a.m. Best of Chess Boxing ESPN8
  8 a.m. Professional Arm Wrestling Championship ESPN8
  8:30 a.m. American E-kart Championship: Anyone’s Race ESPN8
  9 a.m. E:60 on ESPN8
World’s Ugliest Dog Contest, Sasquatch Calling, Great American Beard and Moustache Championship
  9:30 a.m. Moxie Games 3: Jugglers Under Attack
Headis, Combat Juggling and Saber Fencing
  11 a.m. Dodge Juggle: Revenge of the Dodgeballs ESPN8
  Noon 2019 US Pizza Team Trials ESPN8
  1 p.m. 46th Annual Cherry Pit Spitting Championship ESPN8
  1:30 p.m. Putt Putt Championship ESPN8
  2 p.m. 2019 Golden Tee World Championship ESPN8
  2:30 p.m. School Bus Figure 8 ESPN8
  3 p.m. European TramDriver Championship ESPN8
  4 p.m. 2018 Classic Tetris World Championship ESPN8
  4:30 p.m. 2019 Jelle’s Marble Runs ESPN8
  5 p.m. Lawn Mower Racing ESPN8
  5:30 p.m. 2019 Stupid Robot Fighting League ESPN8
  6 p.m. IDEAL Electricians National Championship ESPN8
  7 p.m. 2019 World Sign Spinning Championship ESPN8
  7:30 p.m. Slippery Stairs ESPN8
  8 p.m. 2019: WCO World Cornhole Championship ESPN8
  9 p.m. America’s Dodgeball Continental Cup: USA vs. Canada ESPN8
  10 p.m. ‘Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story’ ESPN8

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