ELEAGUE Begins Preliminary Rounds for CS:GO Second Season
Live Preliminary Round Coverage Starts Today, Sept. 7, at 10 a.m. ET on Twitch

TBS to Televise One Hour Highlights Show Friday, Sept. 9, at 10 p.m.


ELEAGUE will begin its second season, featuring Valve’s popular competitive video game Counter Strike: Global Offensive, with preliminary rounds starting today, Wednesday, Sept. 7, at 10 a.m. ET. This week’s preliminary round will feature some of the best European teams – including Dignitas, FaZe, Flipsid3, Gambit and G2 Esports – competing for a chance to advance to the group stage. Overall, more than 700 teams participated in the qualifying round for season two.

Wednesday’s live coverage will feature Team Dignitas vs. Tengri at 10 a.m., followed by Godsent vs. DeadWeight. ELEAGUE’s European preliminary round action will continue Thursday, Sept. 8., at 8 a.m. with the first of four consecutive matches held throughout the day. Coverage will be available via Twitch both days.

Additionally, TBS will televise ELEAGUE Extra, a comprehensive highlights and analysis show capturing all of the best moments from the European preliminary round on Friday, Sept. 9, at 10 p.m. Richard Lewis will host the one-hour show with analysts Jason “Moses” O’Toole and Duncan “Thorin” Shields.

ELEAGUE’s coverage of the American preliminary round will be available via Twitch on Wednesday, Sept. 14, and Thursday, Sept. 15, beginning at noon both days. TBS will televise ELEAGUE Extra on Friday, Sept. 16, at 10 p.m. showcasing all of the week’s signature highlights.

ELEAGUE Preliminary Round Schedule
(All Times Eastern)

Wednesday, Sept. 7 10 a.m. ET European Preliminary Round (Day 1) Twitch
Thursday, Sept. 8 8 a.m. European Preliminary Round (Day 2) Twitch
Friday, Sept. 9 10 p.m. ELEAGUE Extra TBS

Wednesday, Sept. 14 Noon American Preliminary Round (Day 1) Twitch
Thursday, Sept. 15 Noon American Preliminary Round (Day 2) Twitch
Friday, Sept. 16 10 p.m. ELEAGUE Extra TBS

Media Contacts:
Nate Smeltz, Turner Sports, at (404) 827-4786 or nate.smeltz@turner.com
Mike Scanlan, WME | IMG, at (386) 843-0188 or mike.scanlan@img.com