Twitch and TBS Team Up on ELeague Esports and video games are hot commodities in entertainment

Twith and TBS are teaming up to bring the Eleague Super Punch to viewers starting in February. Turner Sports is integrating the video game coverage into its lineup to grab valuable gaming viewers. Esports is a massive market that attracts over 400 million viewers each year. Appealing to that demographic is a high priority for TV networks and broadcasters.

Here’s the full press release on the matter.

ELEAGUE Super Punch Powered by Twitch Coming to Twitch & TBS in Feb.

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ELEAGUE Super Punch Powered by Twitch – First of its Kind Show – Coming to Twitch & TBS in February

 

Innovative Show Concept to Spotlight Twitch Content Creators & Showcase Must-See Gaming Moments in Fan-Centric Interactive Format

 

Super Punch Premieres Monday, Feb. 3, at 11 p.m. ET on Twitch; Live TBS Debut Set for Friday, Feb. 21, at Midnight ET

Turner Sports’ ELEAGUE and Twitch today announced a first-of-its-kind, community-driven live show titled ELEAGUE Super Punch powered by TwitchSuper Punch will bring to life the week’s biggest moments in and around gaming and esports – and the creators and communities that drive them – sourced by the community of streamers and fans on Twitch. Hosted by Twitch streamers and gaming personalities Ify NwadiweKelly NugentJ.D. Witherspoon, and Alex CoreaSuper Punch will offer a fast-paced and dynamic take on the late night talk show format with real time engagement built into the live show.

Super Punch is a dynamic content offering that is built by games for gamers,” said Craig Barry, Chief Content Officer, Turner Sports.  “Combining the platforms and assets of ELEAGUE, TBS and Twitch will create an original take on the culture of gaming, streaming and esports content, delivered in a truly immersive experience for our highly engaged fans.”

“We are really thrilled to be working with ELEAGUE and TBS on Super Punch,” said Michael Aragon, SVP Content & Partnerships at Twitch. “People on Twitch come together every day to create their own entertainment. What really excites us about the opportunity is not only showcasing the variety and breadth of talent and content on Twitch, but also staying true to the community-fueled aspect that gives audiences a voice and is so core to the experience.”

ELEAGUE Super Punch powered by Twitch will air on both Twitch and TBS starting in FebruaryMonday-Friday beginning Feb. 3 at 11 p.m. ET, Super Punch will stream live on a dedicated Twitch channel. Each Friday, beginning Feb. 21, there will be a special live showcase on TBS from midnight-1 a.m. ET. On each of those Friday nights, Twitch will offer an exclusive, complementary broadcast from 11 p.m.-midnight and 1-2 a.m., around the TBS telecast. ELEAGUE Super Punch Powered by Twitch will originate from Twitch’s studio in Los Angeles from Monday-Thursday, with Friday episodes televised from ELEAGUE’s headquarters at WarnerMedia Studios in Atlanta.

Nwadiwe will host episodes on Twitch from Monday through Thursday, which will lead into Friday showcase editions hosted by Nugent, Witherspoon and Corea. ELEAGUE Super Punch powered by Twitch will feature top and trending clips, live guest interviews, contests with top streamers and interactive discussions with viewers surrounding trending clips and gaming topics of the day to provide a central rallying point where fans can catch up on the best of Twitch, while also creating viral moments of their own.

ELEAGUE Super Punch Powered by Twitch Trailer Video
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ELEAGUE Super Punch powered by Twitch is the latest initiative in the partnership between ELEAGUE and Twitch, which has continually grown since ELEAGUE’s 2016 launch. ELEAGUE has built an avid Twitch following of over 1.5 million people, with the platform serving as a primary distribution platform for its live esports tournament coverage.  ELEAGUE content on Twitch has featured some of the most historic moments in professional videogaming history, including multiple viewership records.

 

About ELEAGUE

ELEAGUE is an award-winning esports and gaming entertainment brand that engages fans with culturally relevant content through original programming and live events. ELEAGUE, harnessing the resources of Turner Sports and WarnerMedia, is recognized for its best-in-class content, dynamic storytelling and innovative production capabilities.  Formed in 2016, ELEAGUE has partnered with many of the leading videogaming publishers – including Warner Bros. Games, Nintendo, Xbox Game Studios, Valve, Electronic Arts, Activision, Psyonix, 2K Interactive, Bandai Namco, Capcom and Wizards of the Coast – to produce some of the most-watched esports coverage across all platforms, while providing brand partners with unparalleled opportunities to connect with passionate, young audiences.

 

About Twitch

Launched in 2011, Twitch is a global community that comes together each day to create multiplayer entertainment: unique, live, unpredictable experiences created by the interactions of millions. It brings the joy of co-op to everything, from casual gaming and world-class esports to anime marathons, music, and art streams. Twitch also hosts TwitchCon, the biggest community event of the year, where tens of thousands of people come together to celebrate and connect with others who share their interests and passions. We’re always live at Twitch. Stay up to date on all things Twitch on Twitter and on our blog.

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