Antoine Griezmann, Mo Farah, and Jermaine Jenas are just a few of the sporting celebrities taking part in the PES 2020 “Solidarity” eSports event.

Does real-life experience translate into the virtual footballing world of Konami’s Pro Evolution Soccer 2020? Well, there’s no better chance to find out than now. Some of footballs most famous players will be doing their bit for charity by taking part in the Solidarity Challenge PES2020 eSports tournament; to be broadcast in over 80 countries via channels like BT Sport, Eurosport, and ASTRO.

Antoine Griezmann

The charity challenge is in aid of the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organisation (WHO) which is enabling peoples donations to directly contribute to the WHO global effort to defeat COVID-19. The event takes place from June 12 – 14, in three 2-hour programs. The event will also be broadcast on the Solidarity Challenge YouTube channel from 10:30 UTC (11:30 BST / 12:30 CEST) on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Mo Farah

The full line-up of tournament participants is:

  • Amandine Henry (Football)
  • Antoine Griezmann (Football)
  • Blaise Matuidi (Football)
  • Danny Care (Rugby)
  • Giorgio Chiellini (Football)
  • Jermaine Jenas (Football)
  • Liv Cooke (Football Freestyle)
  • Ludovic Giuly (Football)
  • Louis Saha (Football)
  • Mathieu Bastareaud (Rugby)
  • Mo Farah (Athletics)
  • Robert Pires (Football)
  • Scott McTominay (Football)
  • Steve McManaman (Football)
  • Tommy Fleetwood (Golf)
  • Yaya Touré (Football)