ePremier League Invitational Tournament Kicks off This Week on Sky Sports

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ePremier League Invitational Tournament Kicks off This Week on Sky Sports

A big soccer esports event is about to be underway.

The ePremier League (ePL) Invitational tournament begins this week and will be broadcast live on the UK’s largest sports channel.

ePL is the esports arm of the world-famous English Premier League (soccer). All 20 Premier League teams will be represented by a mix of either professional footballers from the club or famous musicians.

The full prize fund for the event will see all money donated to the NHS as part of the #PlayersTogether initiative. The entire event is being hosted by tournament organizer Gfinity.

The event will be broadcast at midday local time across Sky Sports, YouTube, and the Football Daily. The event will run from April 21st till the finals on April 25th which will be shown on Sky Sports Main Event, the UK’s largest sports channel.

John Clarke, CEO of Gfinity, had this to say about the event:

“We are delighted to have been chosen by the Premier League to operate the ePL Invitational tournament, where we will see some of the top players battle it out for the virtual trophy. During these uncertain and challenging times, we are committed to working with sports rights holders, publishers and broadcasters to deliver new content and virtual formats.”

The Stars Are Out

Some major names from the world of football (soccer) will be on display during the event. Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Ryan Fredericks (West Ham United) Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) and Christian Atsu (Newcastle) will all be in attendance.

The event's full draw is as follows:

Round 1, 21 April (from 12:00 BST)

  • 1A John McGinn (Aston Villa) v Neal Maupay (Brighton Albion)
  • 1B Josh Franceschi (Arsenal) v Nathaniel Chalobah (Watford)
  • 1C Dwight McNeil (Burnley) v Ryan Fredericks (West Ham United)
  • 1D Philip Billing (Bournemouth) v Angus Gunn (Southampton)

Last 16

22 April (from 12:00 BST)

  • 2A Raheem Sterling (Man City) v Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace)
  • 2B Tom Grennan (Manchester United) v Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool)
  • 2C Reece James (Chelsea) v Andre Gomes (Everton)
  • 2D Moussa Sissoko (Tottenham) v Christian Atsu (Newcastle United)

23 April (from 12:00 BST)

  • 2E Diogo Jota (Wolves) v Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester)
  • 2F Todd Cantwell (Norwich) v Lys Mousset (Sheffield United)
  • 2G Winner 1A v Winner 1D
  • 2H Winner 1B v Winner 1C

Quarter-finals, 24 April (from 12:00 BST)

  • QF1 Winner 2B v Winner 2D
  • QF2 Winner 2C v Winner 2A
  • QF3 Winner 2E v Winner 2F
  • QF4 Winner 2G v Winner 2H

Semi-finals/Final, 25 April (from 15:00 BST)

  • SF1 Winner QF1 v Winner QF2
  • SF2 Winner QF3 v Winner QF4
  • Final Winner SF1 v Winner SF2
ePremier League Invitational Tournament Kicks off This Week on Sky Sports
David Hollingsworth
David has written for games media outlets for the last ten years. With his first major esports role being with Esports News UK covering mostly UK League of Legends. David is also a member of the British Esports Association and is an advisor to them on World of Warcraft Esports. More recently David has worked for Esports Insider and Red Bull as an esports journalist. David later became Editor at ESTNN and now leads the current team.