Detroit Red Wings players to participate in NHL 20 players tournament

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The National Hockey League has started an NHL 20 Players Gaming Challenge, and the Detroit Red Wings have two representatives involved.

Following similar patterns set by Major League Baseball and the National Basketball Association, the National Hockey League (NHL) has started a videogame players’ challenge. The Detroit Red Wings have two players, playing in the tournament, which will be on NHL 20 by EA Sports.

For the Red Wings, it will be forward Anthony Mantha and defenseman Madison Bowey who are taking part in the tournament. The tournament lineup is full of stars around the league, including a National Football League representative, Luke Willson, to play for the new NHL Seattle franchise.

The tournament has brought the NHL Foundation, and EA will be donating $100,000 to COVID-19 relief efforts that are sponsored by the CDC. However, the action for fans will kick off on April 30th, when the challenge will get underway.

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For four weeks after the challenge kicks off, Bowey and Mantha will play NHL 20 against another club in a one-time match-up, with weekly match-ups and storylines being announced at the beginning of the week.

All of the games are going to be streamed on Twitch, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook Premiere, and NHL dot com. Also, the games are going to be televised on Sportsnet for Canadians, as well as NBC Sports during the week on Thursdays and Saturdays.

With the last few weeks bringing some uncertain times onto the hockey world and this challenge is a way for fans to continue to support the Red Wings during these times.

Think about it this way; Bowey and Mantha should ideally do better in this tournament than the Red Wings were doing.

The remaining eleven games of the Red Wings season may not be finished off, but if fans are itching for some hockey content, the tournament might be a way for fans to achieve this. Bowey and Mantha will look to provide Red Wings fans with some much-needed hockey content.

NHL dot com will have more information available on the website for fans as it becomes available. The challenge is just another way that the league and the Red Wings are pushing the #HockeyAtHome initiative.

The league has not announced if there will be a “postseason” or “tournament” at the end of the four weeks of match-ups. But the league is planning on pushing plenty of content for fans of hockey, so Red Wings fans should keep an eye out for content regarding Bowey and Mantha’s match-ups.

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The Red Wings representatives will hopefully do well in the players’ challenge and give Red Wings fans something to root for during these uncertain times.