Frequently Asked Questions









What is the ESPN Events Invitational?

The 2021 ESPN Events Invitational will feature 12 games through three days, Nov. 25-28, 2021, at Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, FL. Each team will compete in one game per day, advancing through a bracket-tournament format.

The family-friendly tournament, now in its 16th year, takes place during the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend at ESPN Wide World of Sports at Walt Disney World.

Travel packages are available for fans and include resort accommodations at the team hotel (Gaylord Palms) and game day transportation are now available. Please visit our travel partner Anthony Travel or call 888-632-6951 to make your reservation today.

Where can fans watch the ESPN Events Invitational games on TV?

All ESPN Events Invitational games will air on the ESPN family of networks. A complete bracket and schedule can be found here.

Where can I get tickets?

For more information, please visit our Ticket page.

Who are the past winners of the ESPN Events Invitational?

2018: Villanova

Championship: Villanova 66, Florida State 60 Box | Recap

2017: West Virginia

Championship: West Virginia 83, Missouri 79 Box | Recap

2016: Gonzaga

Championship: Gonzaga 73, Iowa State 71 Box | Recap

2015: Xavier

Championship: Xavier 90, Dayton 61 Box | Recap

2014: Kansas

Championship: Kansas 61, Michigan St. 56 Box | Recap

2013: Memphis

Championship: Memphis 73, Oklahoma St 68 Box | Recap

2012: Gonzaga

Championship: Gonzaga 81, Davidson 67 Box | Recap

2011: Dayton

Championship: Dayton 86, Minnesota 70 Box | Recap

2010: Notre Dame

Championship: Notre Dame 58, Wisconsin 51 Box | Recap

2009: Florida State

Championship: FSU 57, Marquette 56 Box | Recap

2008: Gonzaga

Championship: Gonzaga 83, Tennessee 74 Box | Recap

2007: N.C. State

Championship: N.C. State 69, Villanova 68 Box | Recap

2006: Arkansas

Championship: Arkansas 71, West Virginia 64 Box | Recap