Shaquille O'Neal, Lupe Fiasco to Compete in Celebrity Video Game Tournament
The stars will be joined by WWE diva Natalie Eva Marie and NFL running back Reggie Bush to compete for charities of their choice in a single-elimination 'Street Fighter V' tournament from ELEAGUE that will air April 28 on TBS.
NBA superstar Shaquille O'Neal and Grammy-winning rapper Lupe Fiasco are set to throw down next Friday for the ELEAGUE Street Fighter V Invitational Celebrity Showdown on TBS.
Joining Shaq and Fiasco are NFL player, and Super Bowl champion, Reggie Bush and WWE diva Natalie Eva Marie. The stars will duke it out for the charity of their choice in a single-elimination tournament. Shaq will compete for the Odessa Chambliss Quality of Life Fund, which works to establish funds for individuals seeking a career in nursing; Fiasco for his foundation M.U.R.A.L. (Magnifying Urban Realities and Affecting Lives), which aims to unite and inspire communities in Chicago; Bush for his 619 Charitable Fund, which provides grants for children's futures; and Marie for the American Cancer Society.
The event is the first celebrity tournament for ELEAGUE, a professional competitive video game league founded by Turner and WME-IMG in 2015. ELEAGUE began broadcasting on TBS in summer 2016 with competition for Counter Strike: Global Offensive. It's new season is focused on Street Fighter V.
The competition will air Friday, April 28, at 10 p.m. ET on TBS.