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TBS To Air Celebrity Street Fighter V Tournament

by Zak Wojnar on Apr 20, 2017 at 06:00 PM

Television network TBS is currently in the midst of the third season of its eLeague program, which follows the competitive world of eSports. After two seasons in the world of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, season three has been all about Capcom's latest head-to-head fighter, Street Fighter V.

The eLeague Street Fighter V Invitational Celebrity Showdown is a one-off special which will feature four celebrities facing off in a single-elimination tournament of Street Fighter V. The competitors are:

  • NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal
  • Grammy winner Lupe Fiasco
  • NFL running back Reggie Bush
  • WWE star Natalie Eva Marie

The contestants will compete for the $45,000 pot, with the winner receiving a majority of the money for a charity of their choice, and the remaining players getting less money for their worthy causes.

The eLeague Street Fighter V Invitational Celebrity Showdown will air on TBS on April 28. For more on Street Fighter V, check out our review, and a rundown on the latest DLC, which will add a new stage and costumes to the game.

[Source: StarTribune]