Utah Jazz Players Donovan Mitchell, Royce O’Neale Playing Against Each Other In Video Game Tournament
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Utah Jazz players Donovan Mitchell and Royce O’Neale face-off against each other in an upcoming video game tournament that the public can stream online.
The Jazzmen are participating in a Call of Duty Modern Warfare tournament put on by SLAM on Saturday, March 21 at 5 p.m. (MDT).
Mitchell’s squad features Meyers Leonard (Miami Heat), Zach LaVine (Chicago Bulls), Mario Hezonja (Portland Trail Blazers), and Fatality.
O’Neale has teamed up with Terrence Clarke, Zeno, Ben Simmons (Philadelphia 76ers), Josh Hart (New Orleans Pelicans), and Tahj.
Mitchell and O’Neale’s participation in the military-based game tourney comes during a hiatus in the NBA season due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The NBA suspended the 2019-20 season on Wednesday, March 11 after Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for the coronavirus disease, COVID-19. Mitchell tested positive for the coronavirus disease on Thursday, March 12, one day after Gobert received a positive test for COVID-19.
The Jazzman spoke about his experience with the virus and what he’s been doing to stay occupied during an interview with Robin Roberts on Good Morning America on Monday, March 16.
“2k (basketball video game), movies, and I think some of the basketball world saw yesterday,” Mitchell told Roberts. “I’ve been watching some of my old highlights. I’ve been doing a lot of that. I’ve watched myself through college. I’ve watched myself through the NBA. It’s kind of bringing back good memories but you kind of miss the game. You miss playing in front of some of the best fans in the world in the NBA.”
Jazz fans can stream Mitchell and O’Neale video game tourney on SLAM’s Twitch channel.
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