Over the weekend we got our first taste of what at least the next three weeks of no-sporting-action is going to look like.
In an effort to keep spirits up, clubs across the country took to social media to challenge would-be opponents in the virtual world.
The trend saw Bayer Leverkusen take on Hull City in a game of connect four while others took to Football Manager to complete postponed fixtures.
Leyton Orient put forward the idea of a FIFA 20 tournament, with teams putting forward players or fans to represent their sides in a huge online competition.
The proposition was met with such a positive response, the 64 team limit looks set to increase to a whopping 128.
? Good morning everyone!— Leyton Orient (@leytonorientfc) March 16, 2020
Early this morning, we hit the 64 mark, as reigning Premier League champions @ManCity registered their interest!
Since then, we’ve had 5 more teams try to get in…
So we have two options for you to decide where we go next with this…
Orient’s original post picked up so much traction, that one fan suggested drafting in an actual commentary team to describe the games – something which Guy Mowbray is apparently very up for.
Available and ready for commentary pic.twitter.com/7RdS1BiKAy— Guy Mowbray (@Guymowbray) March 15, 2020
With no actual date confirmed for sport resuming – the popularity of esports is certain to skyrocket and we’re almost certainly going to see more of this kind of thing.
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