Turner Sports is bringing highlights from the ELEAGUE CS:GO Invitational 2019 to TV with a new three-week series starting this Friday on TBS.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive fans who missed January’s ELEAGUE CS: GO Invitational 2019 can now see all the highlights through the brand’s latest TV miniseries.
Turner Sports announced this week that TBS will air a three-part documentary covering the event starting March 15 at 11 p.m. (ET/PT). Like past ELEAGUE productions, this won’t be full matches; it will just be highlights from the event, with some additional commentary.
This year’s CS:GO Invitational was a smaller event for the Turner and IMG brand, in part because of it happening less than a month ahead of the first Major of 2019.
Four teams—FaZe Clan, Cloud9, BIG and Complexity Gaming—competed in the three-day event. The first episode of the TBS documentary will focus on the semifinal between Cloud9 and BIG, as the former tries to find themselves again following a year of disappointing results and roster shifts.
The second and third episodes will air on March 22 and March 29 respectively, though gaming fans should note that they’re scheduled after Turner’s coverage of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament—meaning that they could be delayed if the late games and/or postgame shows run long on either night.
2019 is the third year of the ELEAGUE brand, and while it’s a little bit disappointing that its TV presence has been scaled back to recap shows that air during late-night hours, it’s important that TBS is keeping it on the air somehow and making it accessible to those who may not always be streaming.
Plus, there’s the possibility that airing esports after one of the biggest mainstream sports events of the year could bring some more viewers into the brand—like Turner Sports has done by getting NBA stars involved in some ELEAGUE events, most recently the NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 All-Star Throwdown last month.
The ELEAGUE miniseries are always well put together, so even for fans who did stream the CS:GO action in January, this will be worth a watch. Hopefully, there will be more Counter-Strike coming from the brand in the near future.
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