The Netflix Cup, Netflix’s first-ever live sports event, will be available to stream next month. Similar to other streaming services, Netflix is looking to get more involved in live sports in general.
While other services are venturing more into live sports by offering subscribers access to major leagues and teams, Netflix is starting its live sports journey with its own golf tournament.
Featuring athletes from Formula 1: Drive to Survive and Full Swing, the Netflix Cup sees four pairs (one Formula 1 driver and one PGA Tour professional) playing an eight-hole match. The top two teams will then compete against each other for the chance to win the inaugural Netflix Cup title.
Sanctioned by the PGA Tour and Formula 1, the tournament will take place at the Wynn Golf Club in Las Vegas. For those interested in watching the event from home, the Netflix Cup is set to stream live on Netflix from 3 p.m. PT / 6 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 14th.
Formula 1 drivers currently taking part include Alex Albon, Pierre Gasly, Lando Norris, and Carlos Sainz, while PGA Tour golfers include Rickie Fowler, Max Homa, Collin Morikawa and Justin Thomas.
“We love to see how our sports series have brought increased fandom to sports leagues and competitions all over the world,” said Gabe Spitzer, Vice President, Nonfiction Sports, Netflix. “The Netflix Cup will take that energy to the next level with global stars from two popular hits competing in our first-ever live sports event.”
While this is Netflix’s first venture into live sports, it isn’t the company’s first live event in general. Back in March of this year, Netflix streamed Chris Rock’s Selective Outrage stand-up set live. After which, Netflix then streamed Love Is Blind: The Live Reunion in April.