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.com, ESPN the Magazine and various social handles.
Check out the full ESPN 8: The Ocho tv schedule for 8/8 below.
|Tue, Aug 8||Midnight||“Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story”||ESPN8|
|2 a.m.||SkyZone Ultimate Dodgeball Championship||ESPN8|
|3 a.m.||US Open Ultimate Championships||ESPN8|
|4 a.m.||Spikeball East Tour Series||ESPN8|
|5 a.m.||Cornhole: ACL Pro Invitational||ESPN8|
|6 a.m.||2006 Johnsonville Brat Eating World Championship||ESPN8|
|6:30 a.m.||2006 Krystal World Hamburger Eating Championship||ESPN8|
|7 a.m.||World Championship of Ping Pong||ESPN8|
|8 a.m.||Fenway Hurling Classic||ESPN8|
|9 a.m.||Amazing Games: Spain||ESPN8|
|9:30 a.m.||Amazing Games: Korea||ESPN8|
|10 a.m.||Premier League Darts||ESPN8|
|11 a.m.||E:60 on ESPN8||ESPN8|
|Noon||SportsCenter on ESPN8||ESPN8|
|12:30 p.m.||Amazing Games: England||ESPN8|
|2 p.m.||The Saber Legion 2018: Awakening||ESPN8|
|3 p.m.||World Sumo Challenge||ESPN8|
|4 p.m.||Women’s Flat Track Derby||ESPN8|
|5 p.m.||Best of Chess Boxing||ESPN8|
|6 p.m.||Moxie Games||ESPN8|
|8 p.m.||2018 Dodgeball World Cup||ESPN8|
|10 p.m.||Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story||ESPN8|