ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier 2018 Series to Feature Ukrainian Prodigy “S1mple,” Friday, Oct. 5, Immediately Following Live MLB Postseason Coverage on TBS

Turner and IMG’s ELEAGUE will continue its Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Premier 2018 feature series with the penultimate episode, debuting Friday, Oct. 5, immediately after the conclusion of live MLB Postseason coverage on TBS (approx. 11:30 p.m. ET / 8:30 p.m. PT). 

The show’s latest edition will feature the best moments from the tournament’s last semifinal match – Natus Vincere vs. Team Liquid – including a special focus on Natus Vincere’s 20-year-old CS:GO superstar Oleksandr “S1mple” Kostyliev.

S1mple is widely recognized for keeping Na’Vi continually relevant among the world’s elite CS:GO teams. Per RightEye, his quickness on the server can be partially attributed to his in-game reaction time of 299 milliseconds – more than 20 milliseconds faster than the average person.

The series will return to its normal time for the premiere of its final episode, Friday, Oct. 12, at 11 p.m. ET/PT.

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 esports titles in the business through its first two years: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive – including the hosting of two Major Championships – Overwatch®, Street Fighter® V: Arcade Edition, Dota 2, Injustice 2, Rocket League, Formula E and TEKKEN® 7.  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.