Both Major League Baseball (MLB) and Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) just revealed that they’ll be working together to hold a new video game event featuring Major League players. The MLB The Show Players League features 30 athletes, including both former All-Stars and World Series champions.
Who’s who will be there
These individuals will compete in an online event raising money for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America and Canada. Donations will likewise be made from the MLB, MLBPA, and SIE on behalf of each participating player in the amount of $5,000. Participants will play each team once throughout the month of April for a total of 29 three-inning games. The top eight teams will advance to the postseason, culminating to the World Series.
League players include Blake Snell of the Tampa Bay Rays, Ian Happ of the Chicago Cubs, Gavin Lux of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Amir Garret of the Cincinnati Reds, and Jeff McNeil of the New York Mets. During the season, sports journalist and MLB Network host Robert Flores will be present to provide commentary, recaps, analysis, and player interviews before and after games.
When things kick off
The event starts off on April 10 with the Tampa Bay Rays playing the Cincinnati Reds. It is being streamed on both Twitch and YouTube, among other platforms starting at 9pm EST. The Twitter account for MLB The Show will also provide updates on streaming times of future games.