This afternoon Dallas Mavericks forward Justin Jackson is launching a Call of Duty tournament to raise funds and awareness for COVID-19 efforts.
The tournament, called the “Battle of the Blues”, will air on Os Studios, Via the Twitch stream and viewers will be able to make donations to the Mavs Foundation COVID-19 Relief Efforts Fund. Jackson will join teammates Seth Curry and Jalen Brunson along with Sacramento Kings’ guard De’Aaron Fox as captains of four different teams. The Blues indicate each players’ college color (Jackson – UNC; Brunson – Villanova; Curry – Duke; and Fox – Kentucky).
Each team is composed of four NBA players and one Call of Duty professional. After determining seeding via a free-for-all, teams will play a best of three elimination-style tournament. There will also be a third place match. Additional NBA players include Eric Paschall of the Golden State Warriors, Josh Hart of the New Orleans Pelicans, Cam Reddish of the Atlanta Hawks, Grayson Allen of the Memphis Grizzlies, and Donte DiVincenzo of the Bucks.
Fans will be encouraged to watch and donate to the Mavericks Foundation COVID-19 Relief Effort Fund. Per the Maverick press release, funds raised for the Mavs Foundation will go towards organizations providing critical support such as access to food and education, childcare for healthcare workers, resources for the rise in domestic violence and child abuse and support to others negatively impacted by COVID-19. Viewers and fans can make a donation by clicking here.
The tournament starts today at 1:00 pm CST and can be viewed here.