ELEAGUE The Challenger: Street Fighter® V to Premiere Friday, April 20, at 11 p.m. ET/PT on TBS, with Rapper Lupe Fiasco Featured as Part of Five-Episode Series


Turner and IMG’s ELEAGUE will premiere its first-ever reality show, ELEAGUE The Challenger: Street Fighter® V, Friday, April 20, at 11 p.m. ET/PT on TBS. ELEAGUE’s first reality series will showcase the drama that ensues when seven up-and-coming players live together and compete for the right to face the world’s best in the ELEAGUE Street Fighter V Invitational 2018

The Challenger will also welcome Grammy-winning recording artist and fighting game enthusiast Lupe Fiasco to the series’ third episode, Saturday, May 5, at 2 a.m. ET/PT on TBS (late Friday night). Fiasco will step into a three-on-three team-based miniature tournament, where he’ll put his Street Fighter skills on display as his team tries to send one of their adversaries to the brink of elimination and end their dream of competing on the ELEAGUE stage.

Fiasco, a noted Street Fighter player and fan, was the ELEAGUE Street Fighter V Invitational 2017 Celebrity Showdown Champion. He is currently preparing to release his latest album – “DROGAS Wave” – via his music label 1st and 15th Entertainment.

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, 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.

For the latest ELEAGUE updates, including info on free studio audience tickets to live Street Fighter V Invitational 2018 action at ELEAGUE Arena, please visit ELEAGUE.com.

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