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TURNER AND IMG KICK OFF FIRST-EVER ELEAGUE STREET FIGHTER® V INVITATIONAL

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HONG KONG (March 30, 2017) – Turner and IMG’s first-ever ELEAGUE Street Fighter® V Invitational begins this weekend on truTV and Warner TV in Asia. Live coverage of the tournament action will also be presented on Twitch and YouTube from the G Fuel® ELEAGUE Arena at Turner Studios in Atlanta.

There’s plenty for the Asia-based eSports’ fan with participants from all around the continent including: Infiltration from South Korea; Momochi, Tokido, Daigo Umehara, Eita, MOV and Fuudo from Japan; Marn from Vietnam; Xian from Singapore; GamerBee from Taiwan; and Xiao Hai from China. They’ll also be joined by FChamp, a well-known US-Filipino gamer also known as Ryan Ramirez.

Tune-in to truTV for delayed-live Group Finals airing every Sunday, from April 2, at 1pm (SIN/PH), with a preview special also shown on Warner TV at 12:30am on Monday, April 3.

Tournament Schedule
The 24 Street Fighter® V players who advance from this week’s preliminaries will compete in the regular season, with six players competing per weekly group. The top two players from each group – eight players in total – will advance to the ELEAGUE Street Fighter® V Invitational tournament playoffs.

The final stages – including the Championship, live on Warner TV and truTV at 10am on Saturday, May 27 – will award the largest share of a US$250,000 prize pool to the winner.

In addition to live event coverage, ELEAGUE will break down the latest from the ELEAGUE Street Fighter® V Invitational in two one-hour ELEAGUE Extra studio shows, Monday, May 1, and Monday, May 21 – also on both Turner channels.

Get a taste of the action here: https://vimeo.com/210707934

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More about ELEAGUE
For the latest on the ELEAGUE Street Fighter® V Invitational, please visit the official website, Facebook page (ELEAGUEtv) and Twitter account (@EL).

About Turner Asia Pacific
Turner Asia Pacific creates and distributes award-winning brands throughout the region, running 61 channels in 14 languages in 42 countries. These include CNN International, CNNj, CNN, HLN, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Boomerang, POGO, Toonami, Warner TV, Oh!K, TCM Turner Classic Movies, truTV, MondoTV, TABI Channel, and HBO, HBO HD and WB in South Asia. Turner manages the business of Pay- and Free-TV-channels, as well as Internet-based services, and oversees commercial partnerships with various third-party media ventures; it teams with Warner Bros. and HBO to leverage Time Warner’s global reach. Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific, Inc. (“Turner Asia Pacific”) is a Time Warner company.

For more information, please contact:
James Moore, Director of Communications, Turner Asia Pacific
James.Moore@turner.com
Tel: +852 3128-3720