IT, ESPN Team Up To Televise 2019 Golden Tee World Championship

Posted On: 6/10/2019

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VERNON HILLS, CA -- Incredible Technologies has announced that it is teaming up with ESPN (Bristol, CT) to televise the upcoming 2019 Golden Tee World Championship.

Marking three decades of Golden Tee Golf, the 2019 World Championship will be played at the Orleans Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV, with a grand prize of $30,000. It will feature 74 of the world’s best video golfers, and will be livestreamed on Golden Tee’s Facebook, YouTube and Twitch channels.

“The World Championship is the perfect culmination of Golden Tee’s 30th anniversary,” said Incredible Technologies vice-president of amusements Don Pesceone. “We pride ourselves as one of the original esports, and our collaboration with ESPN speaks volumes to the longevity and competitive nature of our game that has been the driving force for decades.”

Pesceone explained that the 30-minute program will air on ESPN networks later this summer, highlighting some of the weekend’s most impactful moments. It will conclude with the crowning of a new Golden Tee champion and the largest cash prize ever awarded in the game’s history. The time and network designation for the telecast will be announced at a later date.

The qualifying contestants in the World Championship earned their spots through a series of online events over the past four months. “The competitive field has never been stronger,” said Adam Kramer, Golden Tee’s project director. “We believe the expanded audience through ESPN will enjoy a gaming experience unlike any they have ever seen.”

Golden Tee Golf first appeared in 1989 and began staging online skill contests in 1995, making it a true esports pioneer. More than $100 million in prize money has been awarded to millions of players through a variety of online skill-based contests and live events.

The 2019 Golden Tee World Championship is open to the public with plenty of action and surprises in store for the viewing audience.