ELEAGUE & Nintendo Partner to Showcase Video Game Tournaments & Players in New Content Initiative

ELEAGUE Presents The Nintendo 2019 World Championships to Capture Excitement of Super Mario Maker 2, Splatoon 2 & Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Competitions

Series Premieres Sunday, Aug. 25, at 1 p.m. ET on CBS

ELEAGUE and Nintendo are partnering to showcase high-level players and exciting competitive moments through a three-episode ELEAGUE television series focused on three tournaments held in Los Angeles in June 2019. ELEAGUE Presents The Nintendo 2019 World Championships – set to premiere Sunday, Aug. 25, at 1 p.m. ET on CBS – will take fans backstage and behind the controller with professional players as they compete across three Nintendo Switch video games; Super Mario Maker 2, Splatoon 2 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

The series will feature teams from around the world including Japan, United States, Europe and Australia/New Zealand.  Additional episodes will be featured Saturday, Sept. 7, at 2 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 14, at 1:30 p.m. on CBS.

This is the second partnership between ELEAGUE and Nintendo, following their work together on the Super Smash. Bros Ultimate Invitational 2018 presented by ELEAGUE, a three-part series that aired in 2018. ELEAGUE Presents The Nintendo 2019 World Championships will be the seventh ELEAGUE series to premiere in a year which has seen the brand continue to drive record setting engagement among fans – including producing five of the top 10 most-viewed esports programs across all of television*.

*Source: Nielsen Media Research based on P2+ viewers.

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, Gears 5, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Super Mario Maker 2, Splatoon 2 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.

About Nintendo 
The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Nintendo Switch™ system and the Nintendo 3DS™family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 4.7 billion video games and more than 740 million hardware units globally, including Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS™ family of systems, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™, Nintendo GameCube™, Wii™ and Wii U™ systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names, such as Mario, Donkey Kong, Metroid, Zelda and Pokémon. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Americas. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at https://www.nintendo.com/.