ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier 2017 Continues with Live Group B Coverage Featuring Fnatic and Team North on Friday, Sept. 15, at 10 p.m. ET on TBS
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Turner and IMG’s ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier 2017 will continue live group stage action featuring Group B on Friday, Sept. 15, at 10 p.m. ET on TBS with four teams – Fnatic, Immortals, Mousesports and Team North – battling for two playoff spots and a larger share of the $1 million prize pool. Live digital coverage will begin at 6 p.m. across Twitch, ELEAGUE.com and YouTube in addition to the Friday night showcase. Live match coverage will continue Saturday, Sept. 16, at 2 p.m. across those digital platforms.
Group B will feature new beginnings for Fnatic and Team North, two of the top Counter-Strike teams in the world. Fnatic will look to bounce back following the team’s disappointing debut with new teammates Jonas “Lekr0” Olofsson and Mikail “Golden” Selim. Team North will look to capitalize with its new roster at the Premier, which saw Valdemar “Valde” Bjørn Vangså replace Emil “Magisk” Reif, and continue its recent successes. Fnatic and Team North will also face off against Immortals and the North American qualifier winners Mousesports.
The two winning teams that emerge from Group B’s double-elimination bracket will each earn playoff spots. The playoffs will begin with the quarterfinals on Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 10 and 11. Live Premier coverage will follow the same weekly schedule for the upcoming Group C (Sept. 22-23) and Group D (Sept. 29-30) rounds.
The ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier 2017 is part of a consistent schedule of live Friday night ELEAGUE programming airing regularly at 10 p.m. on TBS throughout the Fall, with the ELEAGUE Injustice 2 World Championship set to follow in late October.
On-Site Media Access: Media members interested in on-site access to cover the group stages and the playoffs starting October 10 can contact Turner Sports PR.
ELEAGUE is the premium esports tournament and content brand formed in partnership between Turner and IMG that 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. In its first year, ELEAGUE produced two seasons 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, in addition to a reach of 3.6 million total viewers on TBS throughout the tournament. 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 recently hosted the GEICO ELEAGUE Amateur Series and the ELEAGUE Injustice 2 World Championship, set to begin this Fall.