ELEAGUE Street Fighter® V Invitational to Crown Champion Live on TBS, Friday, May 26, at 10 p.m. ET
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Eight Remaining Players to Brawl for Title and $250,000 Prize Pool with Playoff Coverage Beginning at 5 p.m. ET Across Twitch, YouTube & ELEAGUE Live
ELEAGUE, the premium esports tournament brand from Turner and IMG, will broadcast the thrilling conclusion to its first-ever ELEAGUE Street Fighter® V Invitational this Friday, May 26, with the
Semifinals and Grand Final live on TBS at 10 p.m. ET. The tournament will begin at 5 p.m., with live event coverage across Twitch, YouTube and live.eleague.com from the G Fuel ELEAGUE Arena in Atlanta.
Playoff Format & Storylines
The top eight players advancing from the regular season group stages will compete in a double elimination bracket for the Championship and the $150,000 first-place prize. In the first round of matches, Victor “Punk” Woodley will look to sustain his hot streak against the high-risk style of Eduardo “PR Balrog” Perez, while Japanese Street Fighter veteran Keita “Fuudo” Ai will challenge top M. Bison player Arman “Phenom” Hanjani. Yusuke Momochi will aim to continue his resurgence and bring glory to the Echo Fox name against the world-famous Daigo Umehara, and the headline-grabbing American player Joshua “Wolfkrone” Philpot will take on Zhoujun “Xiao Hai” Zeng. The winners of each match will face off against one another in subsequent rounds until a victor emerges.
Media Coverage Opportunities
Playoff Preview Conference Call: ELEAGUE will host a special Playoffs preview conference call with access to Street Fighter V superstars Punk and PR Balrog on Thursday, May 25, at 12:30 p.m. ET. Limited conference lines are available; to reserve a spot, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
On-Site Media Access: Media members interested in on-site access to cover the playoff on Friday, May 26 can contact Jake Moskowitz at email@example.com.
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