KEY POINTS

  • WWE will debut the "Superstar Gaming Series" on Tuesday featuring stars competing in video games
  • Xavier Woods will serve as co-host
  • Ronda Rousey and The Miz are among the WWE stars who will participate in the video game event

With the COVID-19 pandemic still raging, video games are seen as the best recourse to keep most busy. In the case of the WWE, it is nothing new as a pastime. A perfect example of it is Xavier Woods’ popular channel, “UpUpDownDown,” which has been a huge hit.

Though it has been hit with several controversies, the WWE is pushing forward with its planned “Superstar Gaming Series” on Tuesday. This will be a digital event where WWE stars will play a variety of video games.

The only question now is where the “Superstar Gaming Series” will be streamed. The only thing certain right now is that it can be followed on the WWE Network and select social platforms.

The WWE SGS event will be held in two parts. The first event set for Dec. 29 will be a Best of UpUpDownDown 2020 Marathon that will be streamed across WWE social platforms, Game Rant reported.

The second event will be bigger and will involve popular WWE stars playing two different game genres. One of them will be “Holiday Sus-Fest,” an event where some WWE players will engage in a few rounds of “Among Us."

The second game should be interesting. Known as “Holiday Throwdown,” it will see WWE personalities play “WWE 2K Battleground.” Details are limited at this point, including how long each game will be played.

Among the WWE stars confirmed to be taking part in the event are Ronda Rousey, The Miz, Liv Morgan, Adam Cole, Tyler Breeze, Shayna Baszler, and Jessamyn Duke. The event will also see the participation of content creators such as FaZe Adapt, Nick Eh 30, Lele Pons and Wale.

Hosting the event will be Greg Miller of Kinda Funny Games and Woods. WWE fans and viewers can keep track of the WWE social platforms starting at 3 p.m. EST for the Best of UpUpDownDown Marathon. The WWE's “Superstar Gaming Series” debut with “Among Us” and “WWE 2K Battlegrounds” will start at 8 p.m. EST.

The event somehow eases the issue over the WWE’s mandate of shutting down Twitch accounts of WWE stars in October. Most have been prevented from engaging with outside third parties as of Oct. 2. Individuals who fail to comply will be penalized or even terminated.

As one would expect, some WWE stars were not happy with the decision and called it an "overreach" by the promotion.

Xavier Woods Gamer 'CDNthe3rd' and WWE Xavier Woods pose together during the Epic Games Fortnite E3 Tournament at the Banc of California Stadium Photo: Getty Images | Christian Petersen