ELEAGUE Street Fighter® V Invitational Playoff Preview to be Televised Friday, May 19, at 10 p.m. ET on TBS

ELEAGUE, the transformative esports tournament brand from Turner and IMG, will present the Street Fighter® V Invitational Playoff Countdown on TBS this FridayMay 19, at 10 p.m. ET. The one-hour show will be hosted by Richard Lewis along with analysts Steve “Tasty Steve” Scott, Reepal “Rip” Parbhoo, Stephen “Sajam” Lyon and Zhi “Zhieeep” Liang Chew, with discussion on the top storylines heading into the playoffs.

Playoff Countdown will revisit the best regular season highlights, including the top five plays from the Invitational’s group competitions. In a “Mic’d Up” segment, viewers will get a behind-the-scenes look at raw emotion from the pros as they compete inside the G Fuel ELEAGUE Arena. The show will also feature a sit-down interview withVictor “Punk” Woodley, who will discuss his emergence on the scene and breakout success at ELEAGUE. 

ELEAGUE Street Fighter V Invitational Playoffs

Eight of the top Street Fighter® V players in the world will face off at the G Fuel ELEAGUE Arena at Turner Studios in Atlanta on Friday, May 26. The tournament will start at 6 p.m. ET, with live event coverage on Twitch,YouTube and live.eleague.com, and the final stages – including the Championship – also airing live on TBS at 10 p.mET. 

Group D action saw Zhoujun “Xiao Hai” Zeng and Arman “Phenom” Hanjani advance to the playoffs, joiningPunkYusuke MomochiEduardo “PR Balrog” PerezDaigo UmeharaJoshua “Wolfkrone” Philpot and Ai “Fuudo” Keita. The group will compete for a chance to win the largest share of a $250,000 prize pool.

On-Site Media Access:  Media members interested in on-site access to cover the playoffs on Friday, May 26 can contact Jake Moskowitz at jake.moskowitz@turner.com.