Bingo, the popular board game of the old days, has finally been rebooted as a live event.
The move comes at the request of the NBA and NBA TV, the league’s cable sports network, which said last month it would hold the game on ESPN2 on May 15 and ESPN3 on May 16.
Bingo is popular with gamers for its unique skill sets and social-media interaction, which allows players to compete on a virtual arena, but its popularity has fallen off a cliff.
On its official Facebook page, the NBA said the event would be hosted by ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes, the Spanish-language broadcast of the league.
“The NBA and ESPN have been working closely together to bring the best game experience to fans worldwide,” the NBA stated.
The league has hosted a number of other online games in recent years, including Magic: The Gathering and Hearthstone, but these have all been largely limited to the United States.