Turner & IMG’s ELEAGUE will explore how TEKKEN ® 7 superstar Stephen “Speedkicks” Stafford uses uniquely analytical tactics against opponents in BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America’s storied one-on-one fighting game, as ELEAGUE | TEKKEN Team Takedown returns to TBS with an all-new episode Friday, March 23. The second of four episodes – Semifinal Showdown – will air following the network’s live NCAA March Madness (approximately 10:30 p.m. PT / 1:30 a.m. ET Saturday morning).
Semifinal Showdown will feature the heated rivalry – including ample smack talk – between the Atlanta collective of Team Ricky “Pokchop” Walker Jr., and Team Shaun “NYCFAB” Swain who hails from New York City. The show also features a career moment for Marquis “Shadow 20Z” Jordan, whose impressive five-game win streak helped Team Pokchop advance to the Grand Final.
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 30 at 11 p.m.