Rapper Snoop Dogg is among the eight competitors who will play in the virtual 2021 Pro Bowl on Sunday on Madden NFL 21.
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Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Rapper Snoop Dogg, Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson and Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry will be among the competitors in this year's virtual Pro Bowl, which will be played Sunday on the Madden NFL 21 video game.
The NFL and Electronic Arts announced the virtual participants Monday. The game will stream at 5 p.m. EST Sunday on the NFL's YouTube, Twitter and Facebook accounts. It also will air on the EA Madden NFL Twitch account.
The All-Star game, which is held annually between the AFC and NFC conferences, had to be canceled in its typical in-person format due to COVID-19.
Snoop Dogg, Watson, Henry and former NFL wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson will compete for the AFC in the virtual showdown.
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray, Seattle Seahawks safety Jamal Adams, former NFL running back Marshawn Lynch and NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace will represent the NFC.
"We'll be taking the Pro Bowl to the virtual world of Madden this weekend and I can't wait to do it big with football fans in my favorite game," Snoop Dogg said in a news release.
"I'm a Madden NFL star. So Kyler and Marshawn better watch out -- my team is comin' in to win that championship title for the AFC."
Pro Football Hall of Famer Michael Strahan and Charissa Thompson will host the event. Streamers Ninja, FaZe Swagg, AustinShown and AMP also plan to host live watch parties on their social media channels. The event will reair at 8 p.m. EST Sunday on NFL Network.
Fans also can play out the 2021 Pro Bowl on Madden NFL 21. A free trial for the game is available Thursday through Sunday.
The NFL announced full Pro Bowl rosters in December.
With trophy in hand, Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians speaks during the NFC Championship celebration at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis., on Sunday. The Bucs defeated the Green Bay Packers 31-26 to win the NFC Championship. Photo by Mark Black/UPI | License Photo