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We are approaching that magical time of year. The leaves (eventually) begin to change color. It’s still a million degrees outside, but if you try really hard, you can imagine a chill in the air. Football season is fast approaching.
The National Football League (NFL) is collaborating with Enthusiast Gaming to bring a little more excitement to Tuesday nights. The new initiative, called NFL Tuesday Night Gaming (NFL TNG), brings together NFL players with gaming content creators.
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“The NFL is thrilled to partner with Enthusiast Gaming on this series of first-of-its-kind content for the League,” Joe Ruggiero, NFL Senior Vice President of Consumer Products, said in a press release. “NFL Tuesday Night Gaming will be a unique addition to our weekly schedule that embraces the broader gaming community through an entertaining mix of NFL stars and video game culture.”
The games will feature a rotating roster of 12 NFL players and legends against 6 game content creators. Each week, teams will compete in three different games. Matches end in a knockout playoff between the top 4 teams.
“No one has brought the gaming community together with a sports league before for a program of this magnitude,” said Bill Kara, president of Enthusiast Gaming. “NFL Tuesday Night Gaming is an exciting new content platform for brands and agencies to connect with younger audiences through bespoke custom content and talent integrations, including owned moments, live segments, and more. star, social activations, etc. We are honored to have been chosen by the NFL to collaborate on this unique and important initiative that will help expand the reach of the NFL to the gaming public.
Much like the NFL, the TNG season will have three “goodbye” weeks. During these weeks, the show will host a family competition called Family Game Night. These nights allow young fans to play with their favorite NFL stars and content creators.
The show will air live throughout the 2022-2023 season. The conclusion to the new show’s inaugural season will end with an all-star game. Fans can vote for their favorite players, on both sides. Winners will receive a cash prize donated to a charity of their choice.
NFL TNG Premiers on Tuesday, September 13 at 6:30 a.m. ET on Youtube.
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