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Eleague Street Fighter V Celebrity Showdown Is Ramping Up The Hype Machine In A New Teaser


Eleague, the transformative esports organization from Turner and IMG, will feature Basketball Hall of Famer and TNT Inside the NBA analyst Shaquille O'Neal, Grammy-winning recording artist and fighting game enthusiast Lupe Fiasco, Super Bowl Champion Reggie Bush and pro wrestling star and actress Natalie Eva Marie competing in its first-ever Eleague Street Fighter V Invitational Celebrity ShowdownFriday, April 28, at 10 p.m. ET on TBS.

The celebrities will compete to raise money for charities they have chosen. O'Neal will support the Odessa Chambliss Quality of Life Fund, Fiasco will support his foundation M.U.R.A.L. (Magnifying Urban Realities and Affecting Lives), Bush will support the 619 Charitable Fund and Marie will support the American Cancer Society.

The single-elimination tournament will consist of two first-round matches and a winner's match (three matches total). The champion will earn a majority of the prize pool, with all other participants receiving a portion of the funds for their charities.

Today, Eleague and Turner Sports put out a new video in preparation of the showdown. You can check it out below.

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Madeline RicchiutoAbout Madeline Ricchiuto

Madeline Ricchiuto is a gamer, comics enthusiast, bad horror movie connoisseur, writer and generally sarcastic human. She also really likes cats and is now Head Games Writer at Bleeding Cool.
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