The Ocho returns to ESPN this weekend

Much loved and highly anticipated each August; The Ocho continues to deliver the unique

This will be the fifth edition of ESPN8: The Ocho since the initiative began in the summer of 2017, inspired by the 2004 hit movie “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story” featuring Vince Vaughn, Christine Taylor and Ben Stiller.

ANZ sports fans can enjoy almost 24-hours of the most bizarre sports possible.

The 2021 version of ‘The Ocho’ brings a selection of new events including-

Stern Heads Up Pinball Invitational: At the Stern Pinball Invitational, players from various locations compete, trying to obtain the highest scores possible.

2021 Air Hockey Invitational: At the Air Hockey Invitational, competitors work to get their puck into the opposite team’s goal, scoring enough points to eventually win the game.

Pogopalooza: The World Championship of Pogo: The world championship of extreme pogo, this game features the best pogo athletes as they perform innovative moves and enthrall the on looking crowd.

Stupid Robot Fighting League: Created in New Zealand by John Espin (Yes, that is his actual name.), Stupid Robot Fighting is a rather unique form of fighting that pits two life-sized hanging puppets controlled by an operator sitting behind each Stupid Robot.

2021 US Air Guitar Championships: “Musicians” use invisible instruments to perform songs for judges in hopes of becoming the US Air Guitar Champion.

There is also the return of ESPN8: The Ocho favourites including Professional Arm Wrestling Championship, Tetris World Championship, Death Diving World Championship and Slippery Stairs.

All the Ocho action begins at 12pm AEST on ESPN, with the 2021 American Cornhole League kicking off the marathon ESPN event, before concluding on Monday August 9 at 7.30am AEST with the Putt Putt Championships.

The Ocho on ESPN

Sunday August 8

12pm AEST, 2021 ACL World Championships, Day 2, ESPN

2pm AEST, IDEAL Electrical National Championship, ESPN

3pm AEST, 2019 Golden Tee World Championship, ESPN

3.30pm AEST, Tetris World Championship, ESPN

4.30pm AEST, Minecraft: Battle of the Boroughs, ESPN

5.30pm AEST, 2020 Table Shuffleboard Crazy Eights, ESPN

6.30pm AEST, Stern Heads Up Pinball Invitational, ESPN

7.00pm AEST, 2021 Air Hockey Invitational, ESPN

7.30pm AEST, Strongman: Clash of the Coast, ESPN

8.00pm AEST, CROSSNET Sand Series: So Cal, ESPN

8.30pm AEST, Pogopalooza: World Championships of Pogo, ESPN

9.30pm AEST, Stupid Robot Fighting League, ESPN

10.30pm AEST, 2021 Corgi Races at Emerald Downs, ESPN

11pm AEST, US Air Guitar Championships, ESPN

12am AEST, 2020 Death Diving Championships, ESPN

1am AEST, Professional Arm Wrestling Championships, ESPN

1.30am AEST, DGPT Best of Disc Golf, ESPN

2.30am AEST, Slippery Stairs, ESPN

3am AEST, 2021 ACL World Championships (Day 3), ESPN

5am AEST,2019 Stupid Robot Fighting League, ESPN

5.30am AEST, 2021 Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest, ESPN

6.30am AEST, 2021 Air Guitar Championships, ESPN

7.30am AEST, Putt Putt Championships, ESPN

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