ELEAGUE & Nintendo partner to showcase video game tournaments & players in new content initiative
ELEAGUE and Nintendo are partnering to showcase high-level players and exciting competitive moments through a three-episode ELEAGUE television series focused on three tournaments held in Los Angeles in June 2019. ELEAGUE Presents The Nintendo 2019 World Championships – set to premiere Sunday, Aug. 25, at 1 p.m. ET on CBS – will take fans backstage and behind the controller with professional players as they compete across three Nintendo Switch video games; Super Mario Maker 2, Splatoon 2 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
The series will feature teams from around the world including Japan, United States, Europe and Australia/New Zealand. Additional episodes will be featured Saturday, Sept. 7, at 2 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 14, at 1:30 p.m. on CBS.
This is the second partnership between ELEAGUE and Nintendo, following their work together on the Super Smash. Bros Ultimate Invitational 2018 presented by ELEAGUE, a three-part series that aired in 2018. ELEAGUE Presents The Nintendo 2019 World Championships will be the seventh ELEAGUE series to premiere in a year which has seen the brand continue to drive record setting engagement among fans – including producing five of the top 10 most-viewed esports programs across all of television*.
*Source: Nielsen Media Research based on P2+ viewers.