DAZN has acquired media rights to stream the newly launched ePremier League Invitational (ePL) in Canada, Japan and Spain
Organised by the Premier League, the eSports tournament will feature players representing major clubs
DAZN, the live and on-demand sport streaming service, has acquired the media rights to the inaugural ePremier League Invitational tournament for three of its markets – Canada, Japan and Spain.
The eSports league from the Premier League begins on 21 April with the final played on 25 April. Every day, the tournament will star professional players representing their clubs in a knock-out competition playing EA SPORTS FIFA 20.
Contestants include Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Todd Cantwell (Norwich City), Ryan Fredericks (West Ham United), Diogo Jota (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) and Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace).
The ePL is the first time the Premier League has organized its own eSports tournament. The prize fund will be donated to the #PlayersTogether initiative, which was created by Premier League players as a way of generating funds for the NHS.