ESPN Inks Programming Deal With Teqball USA
Teqball USA has announced its first ever USA programming deal with ESPN, the premier sports network.
The deal includes six televised highlight shows throughout the season, four on ESPN2 and two on ESPNU. In addition, all 12 tour events through December 2022 will be available to stream live on ESPN3. The first event streamed live on ESPN3 on January 16, at 1:30 p.m PT / 4:30 p.m. ET, showcasing the kick-off Teqball tournament of the season taking place in San Diego, Calif.
The USA Teqball Tour will consist of 12 stops across the United States throughout the 2022 season. All tournaments will establish players rankings for the 2022 World Cup at the end of the season and will award $30,000 as the top prize. The tournament schedule and all 2022 selected tournament locations are specifically chosen to ensure the sport creates an amazing Teqball experience for both the TV audience, the athletes, and for fans.
“We are thrilled to be collaborating with ESPN as our first national television partner” says Ajay Nwosu, President of the US National Teqball Federation and CEO of Teqball USA. “After a very successful 2021 year, where we saw tremendous growth of the Teqball community nationally and at marquee events held across 15 states, we decided to take the next milestone bringing the sport to the masses and there is no better sports audience than that of ESPN.”