Four celebrities will fight it out for charity tomorrow at ELEAGUE.
Now that the four main Groups for the ELEAGUE 2018 Street Fighter V Invitational have completed their elimination rounds and seeded the Playoffs bracket, we get a different kind of fight coming our way this weekend as a respite — this Friday, it’s time for the Celebrity Showdown!
Turner and IMG’s second annual Celebrity Showdown will feature basketball Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal, World Series Champion Jimmy Rollins, 13-year NBA veteran Baron Davis, and former professional wrestler Natalie Eva Marie in a Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition charity tournament, televised on TBS. These competitors are fighting to raise money for the charities of their choice — with O’Neal supporting the Odessa Chambliss Quality of Life Fund, Rollins playing for The Jimmy Rollins Family Foundation, Davis on behalf of The Drew League, and Marie for A21.
During last year’s Showdown, Shaq pulled off a “controversial” upset win against Marie, with a little help from Tasty Steve. How will the rematch play out? Analysts Tasty Steve, Zhi Liang Chew, Sajam, and Rip will serve as game coaches for the celebrities, and Josh Gray will host.
The single-elimination tournament consists of two first-round matches and a winner’s match, for three matches total. The champion earns the majority of the prize money for their chosen charity — but all other participants receivie a portion for their charities, too.
You can catch the ELEAGUE Street Fighter V Invitational 2018 Celebrity Showdown at 11:00 PM ET/PT on TBS.
Source: ELEAGUE [press release]