Barcelona star Antoine Griezmann is running a 24-hour charity stream with his esports organization, Grizi Esport, bringing some of the biggest names in world football to Twitch to play Warzone, Valorant, League of Legends and more.
Grizi Esport was launched in January 2020 with Griezmann looking to pick up talent across the likes of FIFA, CSGO, Fortnite and more, and now amid the ongoing global crisis, he has decided to use his esports presence to give a little back.
He has brought together the likes of Barcelona teammate Ousmane Dembele and French compatriot Paul Pogba to play Call of Duty, CSGO, Valorant and League of Legends over 24 hours in support of the Red Cross charity.
So, let’s take a look at who will be participating, the games being played and the schedule for 24 hours of top-tier content, which kicks off at 4pm CEST (3pm BST/10am EDT/7am EDT).
Griezmann’s 24-hour stream schedule
The 24-hour stream will be kicked off with Manchester United star Paul Pogba, playing new Call of Duty battle royale title Warzone. Following that, Griezmann will be chatting with Fortnite pros such as Jérémy ‘4zr’ Dang.
Heading into the evening, Griezmann will be joined by several CS:GO pros, including the likes of Oscar ‘Mixwell’ Canelles, Nathan ‘NBK’ Schmitt and Adil ‘ScreaM’ Benrlitom, for a showmatch in Riot Games’ highly-anticipated upcoming FPS, Valorant.
Throughout the rest of the stream, Ousmane Dembele will be playing Football Manager and Griezmann himself will be headed to the Rift in League of Legends, but there’s bound to be a bunch more content throughout the 24 hours to keep viewers interested.
How to watch
Luckily for us, the entire stream is viewable in one place: Grizi Esport’s official Twitch channel, which is embedded below for you to watch.
Make sure to use the schedule above to find out exactly when your favorite players or games are on and tune in to see exactly how good Paul Pogba is at Warzone, or whether Griezmann can hold his own in the Rift as well as he can on the pitch.
Griezmann isn’t the first professional athlete to turn to esports and streaming during these times of hardship: Dele Alli has started streaming on Twitch again, while the likes of the NBA’s Gordon Hayward has explained on stream why League of Legends players are so much more toxic than NBA players.
It’s fair to say that the players are missing sports just as much as – if not more than – the rest of us, and good-will streams such as these are the perfect way to stay connected with their audience.