Shaquille O’Neal, Jimmy Rollins, Baron Davis & Natalie Eva Marie Compete in ELEAGUE Street Fighter® V Invitational 2018 Celebrity Showdown, Friday, June 29, at 11 p.m. ET/PT on TBS
 
Street Fighter® V: Arcade Edition Charity Tournament Features Anticipated Rematch of O’Neal vs. Marie
 

Relive all the action, combos, and trash talk of Turner and IMG’s second annual ELEAGUE Street Fighter® V Invitational 2018 Celebrity Showdown, featuring basketball Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal, World Series Champion Jimmy Rollins, 13-year NBA veteran Baron Davis and former professional wrestler Natalie Eva Marie. Who stood at the top of the podium in this Street Fighter® V: Arcade Edition charity tournament, broadcasted exclusively on TBS?

During the inaugural Showdown, O’Neal pulled off a “controversial” upset victory over avid Street Fighter player Marie [video], setting up this year’s anticipated rematch.
 

The celebrities competed to raise money for the charities of their choice, with O’Neal supporting the Odessa Chambliss Quality of Life Fund, Rollins playing for The Jimmy Rollins Family Foundation, Davis on behalf of The Drew League and Marie for A21.

Tournament Format
The single-elimination tournament consisted of two first-round matches and a winner’s match (three matches total). The champion earned a majority of the prize money for their charity, with all other participants receiving a portion for their charities as well.

ELEAGUE Street Fighter® V Invitational analysts Steve “Tasty Steve” Scott, Zhi “Zhieeep” Liang Chew, Stephen “Sajam” Lyon and Reepal “Rip” Parbhoo served as game coaches for the celebrities, with Josh Gray as the emcee.

About ELEAGUE
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 having hosted 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.

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