Thu. Aug 16th, 2018

The Ocho Returns to ESPN 2 on August 8

For the second year in a row, ESPN2 will celebrate 8/8 with 24 hours of rarely televised sports. The programming package, dubbed ESPN8: The Ocho, was born out of a plot point from the 2003 movie Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story starring Vince Vaughn and Ben Stiller.

This year’s Ocho lineup will include plenty of dodgeball including the 2018 Dodgeball World Cup and the SkyZone Ultimate Dodgeball Championship. Other sports broadcast that day will include darts, roller derby, kabaddi, and a hybrid of chess and boxing called…you guessed it, chessboxing.

ESPN will also bring two of its best established brands to The Ocho. Kenny Mayne will host a special edition of SportsCenter focusing on highlights from the day’s programming. Jeremy Schapp will host E:60 on ESPN8. It will feature stories on frog jumping, catfish hunting, Japanese monster wrestling and cheese rolling amongst other odd sports.

The day will conclude with a broadcast of the movie Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story. The full schedule for ESPN8: The Ocho is below.

Date Time (ET) Programming Network
Tue, Aug 8 Midnight “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story” ESPN8
2 a.m. SkyZone Ultimate Dodgeball Championship ESPN8
3 a.m. US Open Ultimate Championships ESPN8
4 a.m. Spikeball East Tour Series ESPN8
5 a.m. Cornhole: ACL Pro Invitational ESPN8
6 a.m. 2006 Johnsonville Brat Eating World Championship ESPN8
6:30 a.m. 2006 Krystal World Hamburger Eating Championship ESPN8
7 a.m. World Championship of Ping Pong ESPN8
8 a.m. Fenway Hurling Classic ESPN8
9 a.m. Amazing Games: Spain ESPN8
9:30 a.m. Amazing Games: Korea ESPN8
10 a.m. Premier League Darts ESPN8
11 a.m. E:60 on ESPN8 ESPN8
Noon SportsCenter on ESPN8 ESPN8
12:30 p.m. Amazing Games: England ESPN8
1 p.m. Kabaddi ESPN8
2 p.m. The Saber Legion 2018: Awakening ESPN8
3 p.m. World Sumo Challenge ESPN8
4 p.m. Women’s Flat Track Derby ESPN8
5 p.m. Best of Chess Boxing ESPN8
6 p.m. Moxie Games ESPN8
8 p.m. 2018 Dodgeball World Cup ESPN8
10 p.m. Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story ESPN8

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