“ESPN 8: The Ocho” Returning With Dodgeball & Other Random Sports



ESPN 8: The Ocho returning on 8/8.

ESPN has announced that they’re bringing back “ESPN 8: The Ocho” for one day next week, which will include two Showings of “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story,” the film that sparked the idea of 24 Hours of “seldom seen sports programming.”

For the second consecutive year, ESPN 2 will be transformed into “ESPN 8: The Ocho” on August 8 (8/8), where viewers will be treated to the 2018 Dodgeball World Cup, Major League Eating, Spikeball, Cornhole and more.

According to ESPN, other activities to be featured, that you may not be familiar with, include:

Kabaddi: A contact team sport that originated in India involving two teams and a unique rule. The goal is for each team’s “raider” to tag as many of the opposing team’s players as possible and return to his/her home half all while taking just a single breath.

Chess Boxing: Yes, you read that correctly. Chess boxing is a hybrid sport started in 2003 that is designed to test both the body and the mind with three minute rounds of each sport for a total of 11 rounds.

In addition to 24 hours of televised alternative sports programming airing on ESPN 2, there will be content available via, ESPN the Magazine and various social handles.

Check out the full ESPN 8: The Ocho tv schedule for 8/8 below.

DateTime (ET)ProgrammingNetwork
Tue, Aug 8Midnight“Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story”ESPN8
2 a.m.SkyZone Ultimate Dodgeball ChampionshipESPN8
3 a.m.US Open Ultimate ChampionshipsESPN8
4 a.m.Spikeball East Tour SeriesESPN8
5 a.m.Cornhole: ACL Pro InvitationalESPN8
6 a.m.2006 Johnsonville Brat Eating World ChampionshipESPN8
6:30 a.m.2006 Krystal World Hamburger Eating ChampionshipESPN8
7 a.m.World Championship of Ping PongESPN8
8 a.m.Fenway Hurling ClassicESPN8
9 a.m.Amazing Games: SpainESPN8
9:30 a.m.Amazing Games: KoreaESPN8
10 a.m.Premier League DartsESPN8
11 a.m.E:60 on ESPN8ESPN8
NoonSportsCenter on ESPN8ESPN8
12:30 p.m.Amazing Games: EnglandESPN8
1 p.m.KabaddiESPN8
2 p.m.The Saber Legion 2018: AwakeningESPN8
3 p.m.World Sumo ChallengeESPN8
4 p.m.Women’s Flat Track DerbyESPN8
5 p.m.Best of Chess BoxingESPN8
6 p.m.Moxie GamesESPN8
8 p.m.2018 Dodgeball World CupESPN8
10 p.m.Dodgeball: A True Underdog StoryESPN8


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