Turner & IMG’s ELEAGUE today confirmed the team that will anchor its exclusive coverage of the upcoming ELEAGUE FUT Champions Cup February, the first EA SPORTS FIFA 19 Major in North America this season. The 64-player tournament will begin Friday, Feb. 22, at 10 a.m. ET, with live coverage provided across Twitch, B/R Live and ELEAGUE.com.
A team that includes professional FIFA players and influencers will occupy ELEAGUE Arena to provide complete commentary surrounding the best matches, goals, shots and plays from this anticipated international showdown:
Alex “Goldenboy” Mendez | Host
The versatile “Goldenboy” is familiar to ELEAGUE fans, having recently hosted live coverage of theELEAGUE CS:GO Invitational 2019.
Mike LaBelle | Analyst
LaBelle is perennially a top American FIFA player, who can also count significant professional achievements across EA SPORTS’ Madden NFL and NHL on his résumé. More recently, LaBelle aligned with the New York Red Bulls as competitor on, and ambassador for, its eMLS esports soccer team.
Chu Morah | Analyst
The Nigeria native’s Twitch following – under the name “ChuBoi” – has grown to hundreds of thousands of followers since he crashed the FIFA scene as a caster in 2017. Morah has also commentated for the FIFAeWorld Cup Grand Final 2018.
Scott Cole | Analyst
Cole’s roots are in traditional sports commentary, with over a decade devoted to college sports broadcasting. In addition to having hosted live coverage of professional Madden NFL events, he has also experimented with a talk show format when he co-hosted “The Scott Cole Show.”
Dan Gaskin | Analyst
Gaskin hails from the fertile soccer ground of the U.K., bringing a wide range of esports casting experience. In the past, he has covered professional Halo tournaments in addition to more recently joining the EA SPORTS FIFA Global Series commentary scene.
Matteo Bonetti | Analyst
Bonetti, a lifelong soccer fan, has appeared as a soccer analyst across national media networks. In addition to his work covering FUT Weekend Leagues, he also co-hosts a podcast covering the latest news from Italy’s Serie A.
Alan Avila | Analyst
Avila’s path to FIFA stardom began from his days as a top youth soccer player, including a stint during his high school years with the FC Dallas youth development squad. After suffering an ACL injury, Avila took up FIFA seriously and has since played professionally for FC Dallas’ eMLS team.
Kay Murray | Reporter
Murray continues the theme of established soccer broadcasters who have added soccer esports casting to their careers. In recent years, she has worked for Real Madrid as a commentator as well as co-hosted FIFA’s Ballon d’Or gala, at which the world’s best soccer player is recognized.
ELEAGUE FUT Champions Cup February Attendee Information
Free tickets are now available for fans to join ELEAGUE’s live studio audience on Saturday and/orSunday, Feb. 23-24, within ELEAGUE Arena at Turner Studios in Atlanta. Ticketed fans can take advantage of free concessions, merchandise for sale, and other on-site activities in addition to witnessing the high-stakes action live. Tickets are available here.
ELEAGUE – formed in partnership between Turner and IMG – is a premium esports content and live tournament brand that has aligned with some of the most popular titles in the business through its first three years: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive – including the hosting of two CS:GO Major Championships – Overwatch®, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Street Fighter® V: Arcade Edition, Dota 2, EA SPORTS FIFA 19, Injustice 2, Rocket League, TEKKEN® 7 and Formula E. With a focus on innovative production capabilities, storytelling and exploring compelling narratives surrounding star teams and players, ELEAGUE has generated record levels of engagement with its content and positive reaction throughout the esports community since its launch in 2016.