ELEAGUE | Road To The International Dota 2 Championships Continues Tomorrow, Aug. 11, on TBS at 10 p.m. ET/PT
ELEAGUE, the premium esports tournament and content brand from Turner and IMG, will present the second episode of its first-ever feature series ELEAGUE | Road To The International Dota 2 Championships on Friday, Aug. 11, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on TBS.
The second episode of the four-part series will explore the role of a Dota 2 team captain through the eyes of compLexity Gaming’s leader Kyle “swindlemelonzz” Freedman, as he works to lead his underdog squad to a berth at The International 2017. Four North American teams remain in the qualifying stage, with only one spot left at the tournament in Seattle. The show will examine how Freedman manages a range of personalities on the team, from a seasoned veteran to a promising but unproven rookie.
Click the below video for a brief preview of the show’s second hour-long installment:
The show can also be streamed in the U.S. via the WatchTBS mobile app, which requires viewers to log in with their user name and password given to them by their TV service provider. A list of international distributors can be found here.
ELEAGUE | Road To The International Dota 2 Championships will continue over the next two Fridays with a new episode airing Aug. 18 at 11 p.m., along with the finale on Aug. 25 at 10 p.m.
ELEAGUE is the premium esports tournament and content brand formed in partnership between Turner and IMG that officially launched in 2016. A leader in the delivery of live event experiences, ELEAGUE content is widely distributed across leading digital platform Twitch, along with showcase programming airing on Turner’s TBS, a fully-distributed cable television network. In its first year, ELEAGUE produced two seasons featuring Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, along with the first-ever Overwatch® Open. As recognition of its industry-wide impact, ELEAGUE was awarded its first-ever CS:GO Major, originating from Atlanta in January 2017. The ELEAGUE Major Grand Final drove ELEAGUE’s Twitch channel to a record peak of more than one million concurrent streams, in addition to a reach of 3.6 million total viewers on TBS throughout the tournament. ELEAGUE received a Sports Emmy® nomination for Outstanding Studio Design and Art Direction in March 2017. In August 2017, ELEAGUE made its first entry into feature-length premium episodic content with the launch of ELEAGUE | Road To The International Dota 2 Championships.