Turner & IMG’s ELEAGUE will introduce television viewers to TEKKEN ® 7’s fast-paced world of one-on-one fighting game action when the first-ever ELEAGUE | TEKKEN Team Takedown premieres Friday, March 16, following live NCAA March Madness coverage on the network.
In Captain’s Challenge, viewers will meet Ricky “Pokchop” Walker Jr., who lead one of four five-player teams in the TEKKEN Team Takedown, as 20 of the game’s best American players competed for a $100,000 purse. The show will spotlight Pokchop’s life outside TEKKEN® 7, including as a father. Additionally, it will recap the best moments from the ELEAGUE stage as each of the four captains – including Pokchop, his Virtual Storm teammate Shaun “NYCFAB” Swain, Jeannail “Cuddle_Core” Carter and Hoa “Anakin” Luu – play a miniature tournament to determine seeding for the Takedown.
Richard Lewis will host the show, with casting, match analysis and player interviews provided by a team of Fighting Game Community experts including Reepal “Rip” Parbhoo – currently ranked in the top 20 on the TEKKEN World Tour – Steve “Tasty Steve” Scott, Stephen “Sajam” Lyon, Mark “MarkMan” Julio and Michele Morrow.
The TEKKEN Team Takedown series will then return to TBS with an all-new episode on Friday, March 23, 2018 also following the network’s live NCAA March Madness coverage.