Eleague (EL), IMG and Turner Sports’ collaborative televised esports content brand will air several EA Sports’ Fifa video game competitions on TBS later this year according to Fortune.
This February’s Fifa’s EL Fut Champions Cup will air on Twitch as well as Turner owned B/R Live. The event will feature a $100,000 (€88,000) purse.
“We will stream live as well as video on demand content through our EA Sports Fifa channels. Those channels have viewers all around the world. Every time we put on a competition, no matter who we’re doing it with, in whatever country, it has viewership all around the world,” said Todd Sitrin, senior vice-president and general manager of EA’s e-sports division.
For Turner Sports, the addition of Fifa to EL further grows the broadcaster’s soccer portfolio in the United States which includes the Uefa Champions League.