What You Need to Know:
- It's very clear that with the whole C-virus thing happening the world, that it's putting a strain on a lot of the popular mediums that exist out there, one of which being the sports world. Many major leagues such as the NBA for example, have postponed their season to avoid the spread of COVID-19 and it's understandable considering just how many people attend these events. However, that shouldn't stop you from playing the sport you love and that seems to be the case for both Serena Williams and Naoki Osaka, two of the world's best female Tennis champions.
- Instead of heading to the real clay court to serve up their tennis skills, the two have agreed to settle their score on the virtual court along with other notable tennis top players such as Maria Sharapova. Celebrities have also been invited to this tournament such as Steve Aoki, Karlie Kloss, and Gigi Hadid, who will all show off their Mario Tennis Aces skills on the Facebook live streaming platform.
- The tournament is appropriately called the "Stay at Home Slam" and we can only grow more excited to see just how things turn out. Unlike most other sports titles that are a little more realistic and contain official licenses from major leagues (FIFA, NHL, NBA, etc), Mario Tennis Aces is all about wild fun which is what the series has always been notable for.
- There will apparently be a 1 million dollar prize pot that will be donated to charity of the winner's choosing. If you're looking to tune into all of this action, be sure to log into Facebook May 3rd at 4pm ET! iJustine and John McEnroe will be doing the splendid commentary. YAHOO! HERE WE GOOOOO!
Full List of Players
Serena Williams & Gigi Hadid
Naomi Osaka & Hailey Bieber
Venus Williams & Deandre Hopkins
Maria Sharapova & Karlie Kloss
Kei Nishikori & Steve Aoki
Madison Keys & Seal
Taylor Fritz & Addison Rae
Kevin Anderson & Ryan Tannehill
Now this is what I call a real eSports matchup!
Who needs real sports when we have eSports! lol