If you like Doom, sports and YouTube, you will very happy later this month. On March 29 2016, professional athletes will team with YouTubers in a Doom single elimination tournament streamed on YouTube Gaming.
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown, Montreal Alouettes wide receiver Chad ‘Ochocinco’ Johnson, and former soccer player Thierry Henry, will team up with Justine Ezarik (iJustine), Alia Shelesh (SSSniperWolf), Michael Jones (Achievement Hunter), Adam Kovic (Funhaus). The athletes and YouTubers are paired into four teams, as they compete in a bracket streamed on Roosterteeth’s channel starting at 6 p.m.
“We’re thrilled to bring together some of the world’s greatest athletes with popular gaming YouTube stars for DAY of DOOM - the ultimate DOOM multiplayer tournament,” says VP of Marketing and Public Relations at Bethesda Softworks Pete Hines in a press release. “t’s the perfect way to kick off DOOM’s Multiplayer Closed Beta weekend.”
Viewers can talk about the action on twitter using the hashtag #FightLikeHell.