24 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive teams to battle for US$ 1.2M
MANILA, May 25, 2016 – This May, truTV and Warner TV will be one of the first in the region to premiere professional eSports league, ELEAGUE direct from the US. Organized by Turner and WME | IMG, the inaugural first season will pit 24 international teams against each other in a 10-week Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament which will be broadcasted in over 80 countries.
Fueled by adrenaline pumping and high-octane e-sports action, the participating teams will compete weekly in round-robin games from the state-of-the-art arena at Turner Studios in Atlanta, USA. Delayed live event coverage of the round-robin tournament finals and grand prize tournament will air on truTV weekly starting Saturday,May 28 onwards at 10:35PM. Warner TV will also offer post-weekly tournament highlights throughout ELEAGUE’s run.
The tournament culminates with a Global Championship where the remaining teams will battle to take home the grand prize of US$1.2M.
“ELEAGUE is a huge addition to the Warner TV and truTV line-ups, and is the biggest thing never before seen on TV,” said Marianne Lee, head of content for truTV and Warner TV in Asia. “We already know the scale and popularity of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive in this region, and to offer this tournament to our viewers so soon after the US premiere is a real milestone for both channels. Building up towards the end of July, weekends will be transformed for the millions of gaming fans out there who have never had such unrestricted access to this growing phenomenon.”
Supporters in Asia can also look forward to seeing Tyloo at the event, the only team from the region competing in ELEAGUE. Inspired after a mythical creature that represents wealth in Chinese culture, Tyloo is a well-known Chinese multi-gaming organization with a long pedigree in the Counter-Strike series. Also from the Eastern Hemisphere are Renegades, a team with members who formerly held jobs as plumbers, carpenters and laborers in Australia before moving to the US to compete full time.
ELEAGUE further bursts with both fire and star power as it features an all-star lineup of major Counter-Strike teams such as long-time victors Fnatic, rising stars Luminosity Gaming, and Natus Vincere, and other top-rate teams like Virtus. Pro, Team Dignitas, EnvyUS, Faze, Team Liquid, G2 eSports, SK Gaming andFlipsid3.
So free up your schedule from May 28 onwards and catch the ELEAGUE post-weekly tournament highlights and behind the scenes footage on Warner TV, as well as the nail biting Global Championship showcase same day as the U.S on Warner TV and truTV on Sunday July 31 at 4AM.
Warner TV is available on SKYcable Channel 77, SKYcable HD Channel 197, Cignal HD Channel 119, Destiny Cable (Digital) Channel 77, Destiny Cable (Analog) Channel 80, and Cable Link Channel 30. For more updates on the best in action, comedy and drama, follow on Facebook.com/WarnerTVAsia. Meanwhile, truTV is available on SKYcable Channel 218, Cignal Channel 62, Destiny Cable (Digital) Channel 218, and Cable Link Channel 42.PRESS RELEASE