Univision’s TUDN, Liga BBVA MX Links Up for Upcoming eLiga MX by BBVA Tournament
Univision’s TUDN and Liga BBVA MX, the top-tier soccer league in Mexico, are starting the “eLiga MX by BBVA Tournament,” an EA Sports “FIFA 20” gaming tournament that will feature player representatives from each Liga MX club competing head-to-head in a 17-matchday season on Playstation 4 that mirrors this year’s Clausura schedule with the top eight teams advancing to a single-elimination playoff format. Beginning Friday, April 10 at 3:00 p.m. ET, TUDN will broadcast up to three matches per day, excluding Thursdays, with play-by-play performed by TUDN talent, and special guest commentary by Liga MX players.
“We are excited to be able to work with our partners at Liga MX to bring this competition to our fanáticos during these unprecedented times,” said Juan Carlos Rodriguez, president of Sports at Univision. “Our goal is for this tournament to serve as an outlet that can unite our community in a whole new way around the sport of soccer. We hope our fans enjoy the broadcast and the opportunity to see their favorite players battle it out like never before.”
Each Liga MX club will feature three players from its current roster, who in turn will represent their real-life team during tournament gameplay. TUDN talent will provide live play-by-play, plus pre- and post-game coverage for each match. Featured TUDN talent includes Enrique Bermudez, Alejandro Berry, Jesus Bracamontes, Lindsay Casinelli, Tony Cherchi, Marc Crosas, Kikin Fonseca, Ivan Kasanzew, Adriana Monsalve, Moises Muñoz, Pablo Ramirez, Oswaldo Sanchez, Luis Omar Tapia, Paco Villa, and Ivan Zamorano.
TUDN’s coverage kicks off Friday with a matchup between Necaxa vs. Monterrey, followed by Cruz Azul vs. Atlas at 4:00 p.m. ET and then returns in primetime with Puebla vs. America at 9:00 p.m. ET. Regular season matches are scheduled to continue each day, excluding Thursdays, through Sunday, June 7 with the playoff schedule slated to be announced at a later date. All matches from the tournament will be telecast on TUDN and streamed on TUDN.com and the TUDN app. Fans can follow @TUDNUSA on Twitter and Facebook for tune-in information, game commentary, and game highlights, and can join the conversation with #TuCasaTuCancha.