How to watch the 2020 College Football Playoff National Championship

The 2020 College Football Playoff National Championship will take place on Monday, January 13 at 8 PM EST (5 PM PST) at Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. As this game will be between the Clemson Tigers of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and LSU Tigers of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), fans are affectionately calling it the Tiger Bowl. We’ll show you how you can use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to watch the national championship game online from anywhere.

We’re only recommending official sources for watching the College Football Playoff National Championship 2020 live stream. This is an extremely popular sporting event which means there’ll be plenty of unlicensed streams. However, many will be taken offline for copyright violation. What’s more, they’re usually of very poor quality. You don’t have to risk missing out on the match due to an unauthorized source because high-quality official streams are available.

The 2020 College Football Playoff National Championship will only be shown on region-locked services. That’s why you’ll need a VPN if you want to live stream the game when travelling abroad (outside the US).

How to live stream the 2020 College Football Playoff National Championship with a VPN

A VPN works by encrypting your data and routing it to one of its own servers. By connecting to a server in the US, for instance, you can get a US IP address from anywhere in the world. This allows you to fake your location and access region-locked services showing the National Championship game with your usual home streaming services from any location.

Here’s how to live stream the National Championship 2020 online from anywhere:

  1. First of all, sign up for a VPN. We recommend ExpressVPN although CyberGhost and NordVPN are two affordable alternatives with excellent unblocking ability.
  2. Next, download and install the appropriate VPN app for your device before logging in.
  3. Connect to a VPN server in the US. You’ll then have a US IP address, allowing you to unblock ESPN and watch the 2020 National Championship game abroad.
  4. Go to ESPN (or a streaming service offering ESPN) and sign in. Alternatively, create an account if you don’t have one already.
  5. Try playing a video; it should be unblocked. If not, clear your browser’s cache and cookies before refreshing the page. Another possible solution is to connect to another server as it may be that the one you’re using has been blacklisted.

The 2020 College Football Playoff National Championship will be shown live on ESPN. For this reason, we strongly recommend you test your VPN ahead of time. This helps avoid any unwanted last-minute surprises and gives you time to contact your VPN’s customer support for further assistance if needed.

How to watch the National Championship game 2020 on US TV

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The College Football Playoff National Championship will air on ESPN. If you have cable TV, your package may already include ESPN which means you’ll be able to watch at no extra cost. Simply go to WatchESPN and sign in with your TV provider, entering your email address or username and password.

It’s also possible to watch the 2020 National Championship without cable. Many streaming services offer ESPN as part of their live TV packages. This includes AT&T TV Now ($65 USD/month), Hulu with Live TV ($54.99/month), Sling TV ($30/month), and YouTube TV ($49.99/month). These services all include a free trial period. This means it’s possible to live stream the National Championship for free by signing up and then canceling the account after the game (before the free trial period expires).

However, it’s important to know that the above services require a US payment method, which makes it difficult to sign up from abroad. While ESPN and streaming services such as Hulu and YouTube TV are region-locked, you can unblock them abroad with a VPN. All you need to do is connect to a US server and you’ll have a US IP address for watching outside the US. ExpressVPN includes a 30-day money-back guarantee. As such, you can stream the college football bowl game risk-free and receive a full refund if the VPN doesn’t meet expectations.

What should I know about the 2020 College Football Playoff National Championship?

This game between the Clemson Tigers and LSU Tigers will determine the national champion in the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision, the top level of college football in the US. This year’s championship game is attracting increased interest due to the fact that both Clemson and LSU are undefeated this season.

Furthermore, the National Championship game features two star-studded rosters. This includes LSU’s quarterback Joe Burrow, Heisman Trophy winner who is considered by many to be the future first overall pick in the 2020 NFL draft. He’ll be matching up against Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence who has won 25 consecutive games as a starter and is one of the most highly rated quarterback recruits of all time.

Who is favorite to win the 2020 College Football Playoff National Championship?

Both teams enter the bowl with 14-0 records. Last year, Clemson (No. 3 overall seed) defeated Alabama 44-16 to win its third national title (1981, 2016, 2018). LSU (No. 1 overall seed) also has three national championships (1958, 2003, and 2007). LSU are favorites to win the 2020 National Championship following their 63-28 demolition of Oklahoma in the Peach Bowl. However, we can expect this to be a closely fought and high-scoring game between two excellent college football teams.