The ELEAGUE Cup: Rocket League Live Tournament Action to Feature Elite Teams in $150,000 Showdown Beginning Friday, Dec. 1, at 2 p.m. ET on Twitch
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
TBS Feature Series to Provide All-Access Look at the Competition, Teams & Players;
Set to Debut Friday, Dec. 1, at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Turner and IMG’s ELEAGUE will kick off The ELEAGUE Cup: Rocket League, an invitational tournament and televised feature series, with the first live matches between the world’s best Rocket League teams beginning Friday, Dec. 1, at 2 p.m. ET on Twitch. TBS will also televise a three-part The ELEAGUE Cup: Rocket League feature series beginning Friday, Dec. 1, at 10 p.m. ET/PT, with the premiere episode bringing fans an all-access look at the teams and players vying for the event’s $150,000 prize pool. Click HERE to preview the first episode of the feature series.
Friday’s debut episode of the TBS feature series will set the stage for The ELEAGUE Cup: Rocket League by introducing viewers to the teams competing, as well as familiarizing newcomers with how Rocket League’s non-stop action has quickly made it one of the world’s most exciting esports. In addition, the show will include sit-down conversations with superstar players and take audiences on location with legendary player Cameron “Kronovi” Bills of G2 Esports. Additional TBS episodes centered on The ELEAGUE Cup: Rocket League will be televised Friday, Dec. 8, and Friday, Dec. 15, at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
Live tournament action will continue Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 2-3, from ELEAGUE Arena at Turner Studios in Atlanta, with live coverage beginning each day at 2 p.m. on Twitch. Coverage of each match will be hosted by Richard Lewis with game commentary and studio analysis from Caleb “WavePunk” Simmons, Michael “Achieves” Williams, Kevin “FindableCarpet” Brown, Adam “Lawler” Thornton and Alex “Goldenboy” Mendez.
The live tournament will feature eight of the world’s best teams including Rocket League Championship Series Season 4 winners Gale Force eSports, along with Method, Cloud9, G2 Esports, PSG eSports, Ghost Gaming, Mock-it eSports and Chiefs eSports Club. Free tickets to attend the live competition in Atlanta as part of a studio audience on Saturday and Sunday can be obtained here. More details including rules for tournament play can be found in the official rulebook.
ELEAGUE is the premium esports tournament and content brand formed in partnership between Turner and IMG that officially launched in 2016. A leader in the delivery of live event experiences, ELEAGUE content is regularly showcased on TBS and widely distributed across digital platforms including Twitch, YouTube and ELEAGUE.com. Over its first two years, ELEAGUE has produced and staged three season-long competitions featuring Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, along with the first-ever Overwatch® Open. As recognition of its industry-wide impact, ELEAGUE was awarded its first-ever CS:GO Major in January 2017. The ELEAGUE Major Grand Final set a new all-time Twitch record with more than one million concurrent streams, and a total reach of over 3.6 million viewers throughout the course of the event. ELEAGUE received a Sports Emmy® nomination for Outstanding Studio Design and Art Direction in March 2017. In August 2017, ELEAGUE made its first entry into feature-length premium episodic content with the launch of ELEAGUE | Road To The International Dota 2 Championships. ELEAGUE also actively engages with the amateur gaming community, including hosting the GEICO ELEAGUE Amateur Series. It has continued to expand its portfolio of titles for the ELEAGUE Injustice 2 World Championship and The ELEAGUE Cup: Rocket League. ELEAGUE’s record-setting ELEAGUE Major in 2017 built momentum for the brand to receive a second CS:GO Major bid, with the ELEAGUE Major: Boston set for early 2018.
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