NASCAR, Race Team Alliance and 704Games are combining their superpower to form the first-ever NASCAR esports league on consoles titled, eNASCAR Heat Pro League. The league will feature up to 16 race teams and 32 drivers, with each owned and operated by key NASCAR race teams. Fans can now play NASCAR Heat 3 to qualify for the first-ever eNASCAR Heat Pro League Draft, scheduled to take place early next year. Following the Draft, the esports league will feature a 16-race season beginning in spring 2019 and culminating during the 2019 NASCAR Playoffs. All eNASCAR Heat Pro League races will be live streamed online at NASCAR.com and Motorsport.com. Teams participating in the new esports venture include: Chip Ganassi Racing, Hendrick Motorsports, Joe Gibbs Racing, JR Motorsports, Richard Childress Racing, Roush Fenway Racing, Stewart-Haas Racing and Team Penske. Each of the participating teams will field two drivers, one competing on Xbox One and the other on PlayStation4.
Jake Gyllenhaal is set to star in the Netflix adaptation of The Helicopter Heist by Jonas Bonnier, exploring a 2009 robbery in Sweden when four men broke through the roof of a cash depot and flew off with millions. Story is based on extensive interviews with the robbers, who had previously refused to speak publicly. […]
Jennifer Garner and J.J. Abrams, who previously joined forces on Alias, are reuniting for My Glory Was I Had Such Friends. Apple gave a straight-to-series order to the one-hour limited drama starring and executive-produced by Garner and executive-produced by Abrams via his Bad Robot Productions banner. Project is based on the 2017 memoir of the […]
Turner Sports made its MMA move official, unveiling a three-year deal that will bring coverage of ONE Championship to the US. Deal points will see B/R Live – Turner’s live sports streaming service – serve as the primary destination for ONE Championship live events each year, beginning with the One Championship event on Jan. 19, […]
ESPN is adding two late-night shows to its programming line-up that will both debut on Jan. 28 – Now or Never (ESPN2)/Ahora o Nunca (ESPN Deportes). According to the announcement, both shows will be dedicated to covering the intersection of sports and pop culture for young, multicultural sports fans. Airing Monday-Friday, the two 30-minute shows […]
Megan Mullally (Will & Grace) will host the 25th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards January 27 in LA and simulcast live on TNT and TBS. Nominations were announced yesterday, with Netflix grabbing the most noms for the third consecutive year with 15 – almost twice as many as its nearest competitor. Amazon’s Prime Video scored […]