ESL brings esports to Disney programming with ESL Brawlers and ESL Speedrunners

This summer, two original television series from ESL will air on D|XP, a new daily programming block dedicated to the world of gaming on Disney XD. The new shows will include ESL Brawlers, which will premiere on July 20, 2017, and ESL Speedrunners, which is set to air in August.

“Creating original programming is one of ESL’s top priorities and we are thrilled to partner with Disney’s D|XP to create engaging content for their audience,“ said Nik Adams, Senior Vice President of Global Media Rights and Distribution, ESL. “We’ve produced really exciting, unique content for D|XP to capture a variety of gaming elements across the cultural landscape, and we look forward to bringing this programming to the community.”

“ESL is a leader in competitive gaming and we are excited to bring this original programming to our D|XP audience,” said Marc Buhaj, Senior Vice President, Programming and General Manager, Disney XD.


ESL Brawlers tests the limits of some of the most skilled Street Fighter V players to determine the best player over the course of six action-packed episodes. Challengers enter a grueling first to 10 match for a chance at the throne, while the reigning winner must defend their title from new challengers each week.  The first episode will feature top talent such as Victor “Punk” Woodley, Bryant “SMUG” Fenton Huggins Jr., Kenneth “K-Brad” Bradley, and Martin “Marn” Phan.

ESL Brawlers will also feature a seventh episode presenting a special Vainglory competition, combining community influencers with professional Vainglory players in an exciting 3 vs. 3 match.


ESL Speedrunners will highlight a different side of gaming. Speedrunning takes on an entirely different terrain through a race against the clock to complete each game in the shortest amount of time. The show brings the best speedrunners from around the world to jump, fly, and warp through favorite titles, chasing the elusive world record.


D|XP will showcase games, publishers, events, and prominent personalities across the gaming landscape including both entertainment gaming and esports this summer from 9PM to 3AM. Follow DXPOfficial on Twitter and Facebook for more information on the full programming slate.