Fortnite: Battle Royale is getting another screening event and this time you can watch the best niche sports with ESPN 8: The Ocho. The event will take place on Saturday August 8, at 9 AM EST and run to about 1:45 PM EST, with a second broadcast taking place at 4 PM EST.
Jump into the heat of the competition 🔥@ESPN 8: The Ocho is coming to Party Royale!
A marathon of the finest in seldom seen sports from Cornhole to Spikeball and more, catch it all on the Big Screen starting on August 8 at 9 AM ET. pic.twitter.com/Loe22NoDS8
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) August 4, 2020
ESPN began running marathons of lesser known sports under The Ocho in 2017 as a reference to Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story. Since 2017, ESPN has occasionally rebranded one of its secondary channels as ESPN 8: The Ocho to explore the wide world of sports.
Some of the sports included:
- Johnsonville ACL Cornhole Championships: 2020 Kickoff Battle
- 2019 Death Diving World Championship
- 2019 Stupid Robot Fighting League
- 2019 Spikeball College Championship
- 2019 Golden Tee World Championship
- 2018 Classic Tetris World Championship
Fortnite has hosted a number of events in its Party Royale mode, including a Travis Scott concert and, most recently, a Diplo concert. In other Fortnite news, the long-awaited drivable trucks and cars will be coming to the battle royale on August 5.
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