Martin Boyle is looking forward to his competitive online gaming debut when Hibs face Millwall in a charity event this afternoon.
The Hibees and the Lions will face off in FIFA 20 action this lunchtime. It’s all part of a charity tournament, titled Ultimate Quaran-team, set up by League Two side Leyton Orient in order to raise funds for various charity groups.
128 teams are involved and Hibs were drawn against Championship outfit Millwall. It’ll be Boyle who represents Hibs against YouTube star and Millwall supporter Josh Zerker, with the Australian international buzzing for the challenge.
“Like the rest of the boys I am missing my football, so this seemed like a good way to let off a bit of steam,” Boyle told Hibs’ website. “I signed up before I realised who I was up against – someone who plays these games for a living and has about 1.5 million more Twitter followers than me, for starters!
“I’ll definitely be the underdog, but I’ll do my best for Hibs. It’s for a good cause and it’ll hopefully give a few people a laugh at what’s a difficult time just now for all of us.”
This is a worthwhile cause that should give everyone a football hit during these testing times. Mental health charity MIND, and the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fundraiser by the World Health Organisation will both benefit from this.
Already the total raised stands at £54,159 at the time of writing as the aim to hit £100K edges closer. It’s good to see Boyle get involved with the action and provide Hibees everywhere with some light-relief.
Kick-off is at 12PM and Boyle will be hoping to guide his team to victory against Championship opposition.