ELEAGUE releases BTS material for Celebrity Showdown

ELEAGUE releases BTS material for Celebrity Showdown

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Today, Turner and IMG’s ELEAGUE released a teaser video and behind-the-scenes photos for its upcoming ELEAGUE Street Fighter® V Invitational Celebrity Showdown.

The celebrity showdown will feature basketball Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal, Grammy-winning recording artist and fighting game enthusiast Lupe Fiasco, Super Bowl Champion Reggie Bush and pro wrestling star Natalie Eva Marie in a Street Fighter® V tournament for charity televised on TBS, Friday, April 28, at 10 p.m. ET. The celebrities will compete to raise money for the charities of their choice.

This show marks a prominent intersection between celebrity, mainstream pop culture, sports and esports, and is another landmark moment for the groundswell of growth that the esports industry has seen of late.

Preview: The ELEAGUE Street Fighter V Invitational Celebrity Showdown from Turner Sports on Vimeo.