ELEAGUE, the premium esports tournament and content brand from Turner and IMG, will document the intense competition and behind-the-scenes moments as the eight best Rocket League teams in the world face off during the first two rounds of the group play stage in The ELEAGUE Cup: Rocket League, when it continues Friday, Dec. 8, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on TBS.
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The hour-long second installment of the four-part feature series will follow the first two group stage rounds of the ELEAGUE Cup: Rocket League, giving fans complete access to the players and teams as they face off for a chance at the largest share of the event’s $150,000 prize pool. The show will also provide an in-depth look at Chiefs eSports Club, the most prominent team from the Oceania region to compete at Rocket League’s professional level. ELEAGUE cameras will capture the challenges of building an esports legacy, as the team looks to become the first from Oceania to record a top-four finish at a major international LAN event.
The ELEAGUE Cup: Rocket League will continue with the third episode next Friday, Dec. 15, followed by the finale Friday, Dec. 22, both at 10 p.m. on TBS.
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.
About Rocket League®
Winner or nominee of more than 150 “Game of the Year” awards, Rocket League is one of the most critically-acclaimed sports games of our generation. Boasting a community of more than 37 million players, Rocket League is a high-powered hybrid of arcade-style soccer and vehicular mayhem with easy-to-understand controls and fluid, physics-driven competition. Available on Xbox One, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Windows PC, Mac, and SteamOS via Steam, and coming soon for Nintendo Switch™, Rocket League includes more than 100 billion possible customization combinations, a fully-featured offline season mode, multiple game types, casual and competitive online matches, and special “Mutators” that let you change the rules entirely.
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