TBS is hosting a special episode for its third season of eLeague and Street Fighter V featuring four celebrities. These celebrities are NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal, Grammy winner Lupe Fiasco, NFL running back Reggie Bush, and WWE star Natalie Eva Marie.
They will all be fighting against one another in the Street Fighter V Invitational Celebrity Showdown for a prize of $45,000. This will be donated to a charity of the winner’s choosing, and the other players will get a bit of the prize money too, for their own choice of charity. This special episode will air come April 28th at 10pm EDT.
eLeague is a show centered around eSports, hosting games and events for the fans to watch. This comes after two seasons of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and now the third season focusing on Street Fighter V.
Bringing on celebrities to promote eSports is certainly an interesting idea, and would certainly attract the attention of those gamers who are into both physical sports and gaming. I’m not a fan of physical sports, so this event doesn’t hold much sway for me. However, Lupe Fiasco is fairly good rapper (though I don’t know how he is as a person) that I wouldn’t mind watching play a video game.
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