TBS & iBUYPOWER Team Up to Create TV-Broadcast eSports, "ELeague"

By Published May 25, 2016 at 5:05 pm
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iBUYPOWER is once again empowering eSports. Now, the system integrator is teaming up with TBS to bring eSports to national television. This is a major move into the mainstream for eSports, with traditional broadcasters now expressing interest and posturing themselves as frontrunners for the emerging entertainment sector. When the new “ELeague” division of Turner Broadcast begins May 24th, it will be powered by iBUYPOWER's Revolt 2. The 24 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive teams competing in ELeague will all be using the rigs for training and competition, which will be hosted on stages and online.

The CS:GO ELeague kicks off on May 24th on TBS. Teams such as Cloud9, Team Solo Mid, and Counter Logic Gaming will be competing in CSGO. ELeague is sticking with CSGO to start, but will likely expand in the near-ish future. The broadcast network has already posted a few showmatches, including video of NBA star Shaq attempting to play the world's most popular competitive FPS. TBS will be hosting live events during the next 10 weeks.

iBUYPOWER VP Darren Su is proud to point out that the Revolt 2 was “designed specifically with tournament organizers in mind,” likely for its portability. ELeague will give iBUYPOWER the chance to show this off to a national audience. You can find our review of the event rig – the Revolt 2 – over here.

And remember to stayed tuned to GamersNexus through this week for factory tours and Computex coverage (next week).

- Keegan “HornetSting” Gallick.

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