Turner and WME|IMG’s will present an eSports showcase and pit two of the best “CS: GO” teams against each other in a best-of-three championship. There will be live on-site coverage streamed live via the FACEIT Twitch channel. The winner of the tournament will receive a prize and an invitation to participate in Turner and WME|IMG’s newly formed eSports league, recently christened ELeague.
The eSports showcase isn’t the only thing Turner has plans for during its CES Showcase. They are also holding a sports business forum, which will include discussions on innovation in the sports-viewing experience and how audiences consume sports content. There will also be NextVR virtual reality tech featured.
TNT’s “Inside the NBA” will also be televised live from the showcase. Host Ernie Johnson and analysts Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith and Shaquille O’Neal will be giving pre-game coverage starting at 4 p.m. leading into the NBA doubleheader that night.
Turner Sports’ CES Showcase takes place on Jan. 7 and begins at 8:30 a.m..