Raheem Sterling, Trent Alexander-Arnold among top names set to feature in inaugural ePremier League event

Several top-flight players have signed up to represent their clubs in the ePremier League Invitational tournament next week to generate funds for Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) during the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Reuters April 22, 2020 20:04:36 IST
Raheem Sterling, Trent Alexander-Arnold among top names set to feature in inaugural ePremier League event

Several top-flight players have signed up to represent their clubs in the ePremier League Invitational tournament next week to generate funds for Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) during the novel coronavirus pandemic.

The inaugural edition of the knockout tournament will see players test their FIFA 20 video game skills against each other between 20-25 April from the comfort of their homes.

Raheem Sterling Trent AlexanderArnold among top names set to feature in inaugural ePremier League event

File mage of Raheem Sterling. AP

Among the players who have confirmed their participation are Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling, Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold, Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Diogo Jota and Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha.

"The thoughts of everyone at the Premier League are with all those directly affected by COVID-19," Premier League chief executive Richard Masters said in a statement on Saturday.

“The league, our clubs and players are providing valuable support for communities and the NHS.

“We are also aware of the importance of finding new ways to entertain fans at this time and we’re excited to bring together a strong line-up of players for the ePremier League tournament.”

The prize fund will be donated to the #PlayersTogether initiative created by league players to help the NHS.

Fans can watch the action on the Premier League website and app as well as its YouTube, Facebook and Twitter channels. The semi-finals and final will be broadcast live on Sky Sports.

“We know how popular FIFA 20 is with players and I’m looking forward to seeing who will be crowned the ePL Invitational champion,” Masters added.

Raheem Sterling Trent AlexanderArnold among top names set to feature in inaugural ePremier League event

ePremier League Invitational Tournament schedule on Star Sports

Raheem Sterling Trent AlexanderArnold among top names set to feature in inaugural ePremier League event

ePremier League Invitational Tournament schedule on Star Sports

Premier League fans can now see their favourite stars battle it out at ePremier League from 21st April to 24th April starting at 9:00 PM, and 25th April at 7:30PM only on Star Sports Select 1, Star Sports Select 1 HD.

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