Mario Tennis Tournament with prize money of 100 million yen held, professional tennis players such as Kei Nishikori and Naomi Osaka participate

An online tournament of the game `` Mario Tennis Ace '' for Nintendo Switch with the participation of top players such as female professional tennis players Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova , as well as Japanese players Naomi Osaka and Kei Nishikori Will be done. The online tournament by professional tennis players was proposed as content for entertaining fans as an alternative to the professional tennis boxing that became impossible due to the influence of the new coronavirus.In addition to tennis players, model Curly Cross and Gigi -Celebrities such as Hadid and musician Steve Aoki will also participate.

Facebook Gaming hosting Mario Tennis tournament with Serena and Venus Williams, Maria Sharapova-The Verge

The name of the online tournament of 'Mario Tennis Ace' in which multiple professional tennis players participate is called ' Grand Slam ', which is the generic name of the four major tennis tournaments, and calls for refraining from unnecessary and urgent outings as a measure against the new coronavirus. It is 'Stay at Home Slam' which is a multiplication of 'Stay Home'. The state of the online tournament will be streamed live on Facebook Gaming, a dedicated hub for game streaming on Facebook .

Professional tennis is not the only example of collaboration with the field of esports where the world of professional sports has become impossible due to the influence of the new coronavirus. At the end of March 2020, professional drivers from F1 and NASCAR took part in esports events, which attracted much attention.

Professional drivers of F1 and NASCAR participate in esports event, affected by new coronavirus-GIGAZINE

Esports tournaments by professional athletes that have been held so far have been playing titles recognized by industry groups such as FIFA 20 and NBA 2K20 . However, Stay at Home Slam will still play Mario Tennis Aces.

Stay at Home Slam is a tournament style competition where professional tennis players and celebrities form doubles to compete. Serena Williams, for example, doubles with Gigi Hadid and Naomi Osaka with model Hayley Bieber .

Kei Nishikori will play with Steve Aoki, Madison Keys will play with the musician Seal , and Taylor Fritz will play with Addison Ray .

In addition, the winner of the tournament will be able to donate a million dollars (about 110 million yen) to the charity of their choice.

The online tournament will be available on Facebook Gaming from 6:00 on Monday, May 4, 2020, Japan time.

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