eFootball PES2020 developer, Konami Digital Entertainment, today announced their all-star lineup to compete in an online 'Solidarity Challenge' fundraiser.
The event will take place from 12-14 June, with all proceeds going to the Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund for WHO, and there are some big names from a variety of sports set to play, including the likes of Antoine Griezmann, Mathieu Bastareaud and Tommy Fleetwood.
Thrilled to announce I’ll be playing in the worlds biggest e-sports celebrity tournament Alongside @Mo_Farah, @YayaToure, @AntoGriezmann and many more!
We’ll be going head to head in @officialpes #SolidarityChallenge2020 with @WHO to raise money to help tackle COVID-19. pic.twitter.com/HUOWRdH6kc
— Liv Cooke (@LivCookefs) May 29, 2020
With the tournament being broadcast to 80 countries, it's the largest broadcast distribution in the history of esports. BT Sports and EuroSport are amongst the broadcasters that will show the three 2-hour Solidarity Challenge programmes across the weekend. It will also be broadcast on the Solidarity Challenge YouTube channel from 10.30am on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
The Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund was set up by the UN Foundation and the Swiss Philanthropy Foundation at the request of WHO. It was created as a way for individuals to directly contribute to WHO's effort to defeat Covid-19.
The full line-up of participants is:
- Armandine Henry (football)
- Antoine Griezmann (football)
- Blaise Matuidi (football)
- Danny Care (rugby)
- Giorgio Chiellini (football)
- Jermaine Jenas (football)
- Liv Cooke (football freestyle)
- Ludavic Giuly
- Louis Saha (football)
- Matheiu Bastareaud (rugby)
- Mo Farah (athletics)
- Robert Pires (football)
- Scott McTominay (football)
- Steve McManaman
- Tommy Fleetwood
- Yaya Touré (football)