ELEAGUE to Highlight CS:GO Premier 2018 Group Stage in Third Episode of Seven-Part Feature Series, Friday, Sept. 7, at 11 p.m. ET/PT on TBS

Episode to Showcase Match of ELEAGUE Major Champions, Astralis vs. Cloud9

Turner & IMG’s ELEAGUE will bring fans behind-the-scenes access to two of the world’s most popular Counter-Strike: Global Offensive teams – previous ELEAGUE Major Champions Cloud9 and Astralis – and showcase the best moments from their exciting opening match, when the third episode of its documentary series premieres Friday, Sept. 7, at 11 p.m. ET/PT on TBS.

ELEAGUE’s new format for the CS:GO Premier 2018 forced all eight teams to bring their best during each match, making the Group Stage an unforgiving test for both Cloud9 and Astralis. The latest episode, Opening Match, will feature the best parts of the teams’ Group Stage showdown, their first ELEAGUE match since the Boston Major. Cloud9’s revolving door roster faced an early gauntlet against Astralis, which had its sights set on adding another title to its impressive run.

The series will continue weekly on Fridays at 11 p.m. ET/PT, with the fourth edition set to premiere Friday, Sept. 14 on TBS.

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.