Today, some of the biggest names in Australian sport will go head to head with PlayStation®4 gamers at the history-making video games tournament FOX FANS LEAGUE Grand Final.
In an Australian TV first, the celebrity wildcards will face off against the winners of nine qualifying heats held around the country, playing EA SPORTS™ FIFA 15 ULTIMATE TEAM on PlayStation®4, vying to become the inaugural champion. This will be broadcast LIVE on FOX SPORTS from Federation Square, Melbourne, on Wednesday 29 April from 7.30pm.
Said Michael Ephraim, Managing Director, Sony Computer Entertainment Australia "Tonight's Grand Final at Federation Square will see PlayStation 4 players go head to head with Aussie sporting legends. This is the ultimate virtual tournament to unite passionate sports and e-sports fans across the country in an Australian live TV broadcast first."
View the promo here:
Event details below:
LIVE FOX FANS LEAGUE Grand Final
Wednesday 29 April, from 3.30pm with LIVE broadcast from 7.30pm
Federation Square, Melbourne
The broadcast will be the first time in Australian television history that a video game contest will be broadcast LIVE.
FOX SPORTS football commentators Simon Hill and Andy Harper will be on hand to call the action, with Mark Bosnich and Adam Peacock hosting the broadcast.
Tara Rushton will get up close to the competitors, bringing viewers all the action on the ground.
The FOX FANS LEAGUE is a national challenge laid down by FOX SPORTS, in partnership with EA SPORTS™ and PlayStation®4, to Hyundai A-League fans and football gamers across the country in the ultimate EA SPORTS™ FIFA 15 ULTIMATE TEAM showdown.
The inaugural competition was made possible with the support of Football Federation Australia and Westfield Shopping Centres.
FOX FANS LEAGUE FINAL - WEDNESDAY APRIL 29 LIVE FROM FEDERATION SQUARE, MELBOURNE, AT 7.30PM EST ON FOX SPORTS 505.
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