Without being able to physically compete, sports are now getting creative to keep their fans entertained!
How’s your favourite sport keeping you entertained?
With the uncertainty of MotoGP™ races in the near future, the MotoGP™ has taken the competition the screens, committing to an e-series. With a strong line up of MotoGP™ riders to take part, such as Alex & Marc Marquez, Maverick Vinales Fabio Quartararo and Alex Rins just to name a few. The E-series will certainly be different, but very entertainment nonetheless.
The full suite of Virgin Australia Supercars Championship drivers have confirmed they will race in the upcoming Supercars All Stars E-series. Announced last week as a part of Supercars’ plan to continue racing in some form over the next three months, the E-series will begin on April 8 and run for around 10 weeks. Drivers will log-in from home using the internationally-renowned iRacing platform. They will use current Holden ZB Commodore and Ford Mustang Supercars available with liveries of their own choosing.
Keep an eye for wildcard entries, with the April 15 edition involving Formula 1 gun, Max Verstappen, driving for Holden Red Bull!
You can view races here: Supercars E-series
Formula 1 E-series
Formula 1 has announced the launch of a new F1 Esports Virtual Grand Prix series, featuring a number of current F1 drivers. The virtual races will run in place of every postponed Grand Prix. Every subsequent race weekend will see the postponed real-world Formula 1 race replaced with a Virtual Grand Prix*, with the initiative currently scheduled to run until May**. See how some of the best drivers in the world take the virtual wheel!
You can view races here: Formula 1 E-series
Tennis will be making a comeback through a new league. The new independent tennis league is to be played near the French Riviera beginning in May. The competition’s purpose is aimed at resuming tennis in the absence of both WTA and ATP tours. Crowd restrictions will still remain with 10 clashes each weekend for 5 weeks. Australia’s Alexei Popyrin and world No.10 David Goffin have been announced as the first match competitors. Ways to watch the competition will be soon announced!
The UFC are getting creative to keep you entertained. UFC president Dana White has advised he’s on the cusp of securing a deal allowing fights to continue and be televised from a private island and a locked venue in the United States for the coming months. White plans to be showcasing fights weekly from the private island for those unable to fight in the US and from the locked venue in the US. The UFC plans to be up and running again from April 18, watch this space!
NBA 2K Players Tournament
Star NBA players are facing off in an NBA 2K tournament, tipping off on April 3 and concluding on April 11. Star players featuring in the e-tournament are Kevin Durant, Trae Young, Donovan Mitchell and more. There are 16 total NBA players playing in a March Madness style bracket. There will be eight Round 1 games followed by four Quarterfinal matchups. Then we get into the Semifinals and eventually the championship.
You can view the tournament here: 2K Players Tournament