ELEAGUE The Challenger: Street Fighter® V to Feature Lupe Fiasco for Special Celebrity Challenge, Saturday, May 5, on TBS


Turner and IMG’s ELEAGUE will premiere the third episode of its first reality television series – ELEAGUE The Challenger: Street Fighter® V – with a special appearance from Grammy-winning recording artist and fighting game enthusiast Lupe Fiasco. In the episode, Fiasco will orchestrate a three vs. three team-based Street Fighter showdown, as the five remaining contestants aim to will their team to victory and avoid potential elimination.

The third edition of the show – An Unexpected Fiasco – will air Saturday, May 5, at 2 a.m. ET/PT on TBS. For this episode only, the show will be televised immediately following the network’s special presentation of the Star Wars: May the Fourth Be With You! Marathon.

ELEAGUE The Challenger: Street Fighter V is a five-part reality show that features a range of distinct personalities as seven contestants live together and navigate challenge activities. A berth in the upcoming ELEAGUE Street Fighter V Invitational and a shot at its $250,000 prize pool await the winner.

The Challenger will then return to TBS with the debut of the fourth episode at its normal airtime on Friday, May 11 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 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.

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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