The corona virus has severely dampened almost all areas of public life. Of course there sporting events are no exception, which leads to displeasure among many fans. In order to bridge the waiting time until the event starts again, the responsible persons have come up with some fun alternatives.
You can also follow these events virtually
Bundesliga: For example, an eFootball tournament in FIFA 20 will be held this weekend between numerous German clubs in the first and second Bundesliga. Among them are Borussia Dortmund, Bayer 04 Leverkusen and FC Schalke 04.
Be played around 25 minutes each, the teams are controlled by two players. So that it remains fair, the game is played in the so-called »85-game mode«, so the teams all have the same values (namely 85). On the website of the virtual Bundesliga you will find an overview of the tournament including times and games.
formula 1: At the beginning of the week there was already a virtual version of Formula 1 to be examined. The Bahrain Grand Prix was contested, but not on the asphalt but on the screen, F1 2019 makes it possible. Why of all things? a bot became a secret hero, we have summarized you in our report on the race.
More races are also to follow here. So if you missed the first one, it will some options in the future give.
NASCAR: Necessarily, those responsible behind the NASCAR races opted for a virtual alternative: The first so-called “eNASCAR iRacing Pro invitational Series Event” was held live on Sunday, in which former professionals competed against current ones. The transfer was so successful that FOX and NASCAR want to make it a whole league and will bring the games on TV.
The races are even accompanied by the real commentators of the NASCAR broadcasts, which should provide that extra racing feeling. The same applies to playing in the national an them or praying together before the race. So the organizers take this idea very seriously and see it as a serious alternative to the real NASCAR.
NBA: Basketball also uses virtual tools to deal with the corona crisis. Last weekend, a game between the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Phoenix Suns was played using NBA 2K20 and reached on Twitch over three million viewers. The two teams were controlled by the real players Ty Jerome and Josh Okogie, who each belong to one of the teams.
Similar to the NASCAR races, the organizers also reacted to the huge success and insured other events of this form.
So you can see how important gaming and especially eSports are in today's society. Just Such a medium is essential in such difficult times and should not be underestimated alongside the other big players.
This real shoe insert, for example, shows that developers are aware of this and what they can think of to make them crazy.