ELEAGUE CS:GO Invitational 2019 Series to Showcase Semifinal Clash – BIG vs. FaZe Clan – Friday, March 22, Following Live NCAA Tournament Coverage on TBS

ELEAGUE will bring fans through the most exciting rounds of an elite Counter-Strike match between two European heavyweights from the last semifinal of its CS:GO Invitational 2019. The brand’s three-part series will debut its second episode Friday, March 22, following live NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship coverage and original programming on TBS (approx.10 p.m. PT / 1 a.m. ET Saturday).

The series’ second installment picks up the action as Germany’s BIG (Berlin International Gaming) took on pan-European juggernaut FaZe Clan in the lower bracket semifinal, with their survival in the tournament on the line. North America’s Cloud9 previously upset BIG in the first episode, and awaits the winner of this penultimate showdown in the event’s Grand Final.  

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The series will conclude with its final episode, Friday, March 29, on TBS, immediately following live Sweet 16 coverage as part of the 2019 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship and original programming (approx. 10 p.m. PT / 1 a.m. ET Saturday).

ELEAGUE – formed in partnership between Turner and IMG – is a premium esports content and live tournament brand that has aligned with some of the most popular titles in the business through its first three years: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive – including the hosting of two CS:GO Major Championships – Overwatch®, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Street Fighter® V: Arcade Edition, Dota 2, EA SPORTS FIFA 19, NBA 2K Playgrounds 2, Injustice 2, Rocket League, TEKKEN® 7 and Formula E.  With a focus on innovative production capabilities, storytelling and exploring compelling narratives surrounding star teams and players, ELEAGUE has generated record levels of engagement with its content and positive reaction throughout the esports community since its launch in 2016.