BT Sport to show celebrity Pro Evolution Soccer tournament featuring Antoine Griezmann, Mo Farah and Danny Care in bid to raise funds for global Covid-19 response

The Solidarity Challenge will pit celebrities and athletes against each other in a Pro Evolution Soccer tournament to help raise money for the UN Foundation Covid-19 Response Fund

Published: 11 June 2020 - 4.47pm

Athletes and celebrities from around the globe will go toe-to-toe on PES

The world has never faced a crisis like COVID-19. The pandemic is impacting communities everywhere and it’s never been more urgent to support the global response.  

That's why BT Sport is proud to be the exclusive TV and digital broadcaster in the UK and an official partner of the Solidarity Challenge, a celebrity e-Sports competition designed to raise money for the UN Foundation Covid-19 Response Fund.

What is the Solidarity Challenge?

We're excited to be partnering with Solidarity Challenge to bring to life the world's biggest e-Sports celebrity tournament.  

This event is all about helping to bring together some of the biggest names from the world of sport and entertainment over the next few weeks with the goal of raising as much money as possible for the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for WHO (World Health Organisation).

The Solidarity Challenge will pit 16 well-known faces from sport and entertainment against each other to compete in a three-day on-line PES2020 tournament 

Donations support WHO’s work, to track and understand the spread of the virus; to ensure patients get the care they need and frontline workers get essential supplies and information; and to accelerate research and development of a vaccine and treatments for all who need them.

Celebrity players

Antoine Griezmann (Football)

Yaya Touré (Football)

Danny Care (Rugby)

Liv Cooke (Football Freestyle)

Mo Farah (Athletics)

Ludovic Giully (Football)

Tommy Fleetwood (Golf)

Amandine Henry (Football)

Jermaine Jenas (Football)

Steve McManaman (Football)

Blaise Matuidi (Football)

Mathieu Bastareaud (Rugby)

Giorgio Chiellini (Football)

Robert Pires (Football)

Scott McTominay (Football)

Louis Saha (Football)

 

The Tournament 

- 16 players will compete in a knockout-style tournament.

- Players will each play a maximum of four games. 

- Each match will also include a pre-game and post-game interview with celebrities, dissecting the major talking points from each match.

Fixtures

Winners from the opening round of 16 will progress through to the quarter-finals, before the semis and final. 

Mo Farah vs Tommy Fleetwood

Liv Cooke vs Jermaine Jenas

Antoine Griezmann vs Ludovic Giuly

Blaise Matuidi vs Amandine Henry

Robert Pires vs Steve McManaman

Scott McTominay vs Louis Saha

Danny Care vs Mathieu Basteraud

Giorgio Chiellini vs Yaya Toure

Can I watch it on TV?

Yes.

As the tournament's exclusive UK partner, BT Sport will be showing every minute of the action. 

When is it on?

Friday June 12, 9am - BT Sport 1

Saturday June 13, 9am - BT Sport 1

Sunday June 14, 9am - BT Sport 1

You can also watch replays of the competition from 7am on Saturday and Sunday on BT Sport 1.

How can I donate?

Click here to visit the Solidarity Challenge official website and donate to what is such an important cause. 

 

If you’re not yet a subscriber, you can get BT Sport right here and sign up in just 15 minutes to enjoy the Solidarity Challenge as well as the upcoming feast of Premier League action.

In addition to TV, the tournament will be broadcast on the BT Sport app for mobile and tablet, as well as on Xbox, PlayStation, Samsung TV and Apple TV and BT.com/sport – all via the revolutionary enhanced video player.

And for even more flexibility, you can check out BT Sport’s Monthly Pass options to choose the package to suit you.

Remember, you can watch every one of the Premier League’s 92 remaining fixtures with BT TV – through which you can access BT Sport, BBC, Sky Sports on Now TV and Amazon Prime.

BT Sport is also the home of both the Champions League and Europa League and shows exclusive action from the FA CupBundesliga and much, much more.