Tonight, FOX Sports will air the first ever FOX Esports Madden NFL Invitational, beginning at 7 pm ET on FS1. The two-hour event, hosted by FOX Sports broadcasters Chris Myers and Rachel Bonnetta, raises awareness for the CDC Foundation’s COVID-19 relief efforts.
During the tournament, eight NFL stars will play in a single-elimination tournament with seven matches across three rounds. One will be named FOX Esports Madden NFL Invitation champion. The players will compete remotely, with games live streamed on FS1.
“We are excited to bring together such a dynamic group of talented individuals to help us create some much-needed sports entertainment in these difficult times,” said Joe Franzetta, FOX Sports VP, Rights & Business Relationships. “Seeing so many people enthusiastically come together for a great cause in a such a short time is a testament to the human spirit of cooperation that sports exemplify.”
The field of celebrity competitors, highlighted by FOX Sports analysts and NFL stars, includes Michael Vick, Matt Leinart, Orlando Scandrick, T.J.Houshmandzadeh, Juju Smith-Schuster, Derwin James, Antonio Cromartie and Ahman Green.
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