ELEAGUE Adds Tekken 7 To Growing Portfolio Of Esports Titles
ELEAGUE, the premium Esports content and live tournament brand from Turner and IMG, has added Tekken 7, the storied 3-D fighting franchise from Bandi Namco Entertainment America, for the first-ever ELEAGUE |Tekken Team Takedown. The addition of Tekken 7 further expands ELEAGUE’s collection of popular Esports titles.
Tekken Team Takedown will begin with a live tournament March 3, at 2 p.m. ET on Twitch. Coverage of the event will then
transition to TBS for a four-part feature series set to premiere March 16, following the network’s NCAA March Madness coverage.-
The live Tekken 7 tournament will feature 20 of the game’s top American players competing on four teams in a single
elimination bracket. Team matches will consist of a series of one-on-one games, with losing players eliminated from future competition during that match. A team will win a match when it eliminates all available players from the opposing team.
A team of seasoned fighting game community experts will join ELEAGUE host Richard Lewis to call the live action as well as provide studio analysis and player interviews. The casting team will be featured throughout the live tournament and TBS series, and includes Reepal “Rip” Parbhoo – currently ranked in the top 20 on the Tekken World Tour, Steve “Tasty Steve” Scott and Stephen “Sajam” Lyon. In addition, Tekken ambassador and analyst Mark “MarkMan” Julio as well as reporter Michele Morrow will both make their ELEAGUE debuts
Fans can be a part of the live studio audience inside ELEAGUE Arena at Turner Studios in Atlanta by reserving free tickets HERE. Studio audience members will be entered into a raffle with prizes including an ELEAGUE-branded gaming chair, Hori Tekken 7 Fight Stick and ELEAGUE gift bag.