Each of the contestants will apparently be seated in “a large, open warehouse-like space” around a 30-foot-long table, to ensure proper social distancing, and they will be tested for the coronavirus prior to the event. There will also only be five contestants, as opposed to the usual 15. And as this location will be private, spectators will not be present, but if you’d still like to watch, ESPN is apparently still broadcasting it at 12 p.m. ET.
“We will be extremely careful and follow all the safety guidelines we can. We will social distance, require masks, test all eaters and MLE staff in advance, have extensive cleaning, and other measures to provide the safest environment possible,” said George Shea, Chair of Major League Eating (MLE), according to TODAY.