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ESPN and Marvel combine for special broadcast of Golden State Warriors vs. New Orleans Pelicans game.

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ESPN and Marvel will be part of a groundbreaking collaboration for the first-ever Marvel-inspired presentation of the Golden State Warriors vs. New Orleans Pelicans game.

The latest development in Marvel and ESPN’s long history of sports content collaboration, the telecast will integrate elements from an original Marvel story and iconic characters including Iron Man, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Captain America, Black Widow, and Doctor Strange throughout the live game, including 3D virtual characters, custom graphics and animation packages.

After a narrow victory over an invading alien army, the Avengers receive an ominous threat from the enemy who vows to return in greater numbers and force. The Black Panther and Iron Man quickly realize they will need more help and form a plan to expand their ranks to fight this impending threat.

Recognizing the superior physical abilities, agility, and tenacity of Earth’s greatest athletes, the Avengers will hold a series of contests where the winners earn the right to train and fight alongside them as Marvel’s Champions!

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The Avengers will begin their recruitment with the NBA elite and observe the battle between the Warriors and the Pelicans, focusing on three star players from each team.

Golden State Warriors:

  • Stephen Curry, three-time NBA Champion and two-time NBA MVP;
  • Draymond Green, three-time NBA Champion;
  • Andrew Wiggins, 2014-15 NBA Rookie of the Year.

New Orleans Pelicans:

  • Zion Williamson, 2019 NBA Draft top pick;
  • Brandon Ingram, 2019-20 NBA Most Improved Player;
  • Lonzo Ball, 2017-18 NBA All-Rookie Second Team.

Fans will be able to follow along as these athletes are put to the test, gaining Marvel Hero points for their achievements and performance during the game.

The player with the most Marvel Hero points on the winning team will be crowned as Marvel’s first Champion following the NBA Special Edition: Marvel’s Arena of Heroes.

Scoring system:

  • One Marvel Hero Point will be awarded for every point, rebound, assist, steal and block;
  • One Marvel Hero Point will be deducted for every missed field goal, free throw or turnover.

ESPN commentators Ryan Ruocco and Richard Jefferson will provide commentary in a fully customized Marvel-themed studio at ESPN’s Bristol, Conn. campus. Additionally, the special presentation will include commentary and analysis from Marvel expert Angélique Roché.

said Mike Pasciullo, vice president, marketing and communications, Marvel Entertainment.

“The new Marvel’s Arena of Heroes telecast will be the first of its kind to bring Marvel’s storytelling directly to the real-time experience of a NBA game, and we are excited for fans to be able to watch their favorite players through the lens of Marvel’s mightiest heroes.”

Marvel: Arena of Heroes on ESPN

Tuesday May 4
9.45am AEST, NBA: Marvel Arena of Heroes: Golden State Warriors vs New Orleans Pelicans, ESPN

4pm AEST, NBA: Marvel Arena of Heroes: Golden State Warriors vs New Orleans Pelicans (Replay), ESPN2

All times listed are AEST*

*A regular broadcast version of the Golden State Warriors vs New Orleans Pelicans will also be available on the ESPN App. 

ESPN and ESPN2 are available on Foxtel, Kayo Sports, Fetch TV and Sky NZ.

Kevin Perryhttps://tvblackbox.com.au/author-kevin-perry/
Co-Creator and Editor of the TV Blackbox website, Kevin Perry is an experienced media commentator focused on TV Production, Consumer Tech, SVOD & Sports Broadcasting. Media enquiries please Call or Text 0428-275-111
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