ELEAGUE Street Fighter V Invitational 2018 To Air On TBS & Twitch June 1
ELEAGUE announced a new live tournament featuring Capcom’s Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition. The ELEAGUE Street Fighter V Invitational 2018 will consist of five nights of action over five weekss, with 24 of the best players from around the world competing for $250,000, beginning on June 1, at 11 p.m. ET on TBS. Exclusive live digital coverage of each week’s initial matches will take place each Friday via Twitch.
ELEAGUE has also partnered with esports competition platform Battlefy to launch an innovative companion tournament for amateur gamers across the U.S. The first-ever ELEAGUE x Battlefy: Street Fighter V Open will provide fans and players of all skill levels a chance to compete in online matches via the Battlefy portal. ELEAGUE will offer the top two finishers a VIP trip to Atlanta, where they will compete at ELEAGUE Arena prior to live coverage of the Grand Final on Friday, July 13.
Street Fighter V Invitational 2018 Key Dates & Format
The Invitational will offer fans five action-packed Friday nights of live competition, with 24 players set to compete in four groups. The top two performers from each group will advance to the Playoffs, with Group A facing off on June 1; Group B on June 8; Group C on June 15, and Group D on June 22. The Playoffs and Grand Final will occur on July 13.
In addition to live event coverage, ELEAGUE will present four Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition-themed feature shows, each airing at 11 p.m. ET/PT on TBS, including:
- An encore of the ELEAGUE Street Fighter V Invitational 2017 Celebrity Showdown on April 13
- A season preview on May 25
- An additional specialty show on Friday, June 29
- A playoff preview on Friday, July 6