ELEAGUE will showcase the Grand Final of its inaugural EA SPORTS FIFA 19 Major – in which the world’s top-ranked FIFA player Donovan “F2Tekkz” Hunt sought to continue his dominant streak against emerging star Diogo Eurico Fidalgo ‘tuga810’ Pombo – Sunday, June 2, at 2 p.m. ET/PT on TBS. The show will look back on this high-stakes showdown, which saw the winner earn a majority of the event’s $100,000 prize pool to go with the 1,500 EA SPORTS FIFA 19 Global Series Points awarded to both finalists. Players use Global Series Points to qualify for this month’s Global Series Playoffs and the FIFA 19 eWorld Cup.
The hour-long program includes behind-the-scenes footage, along with highlights from F2Tekkz’ historic victory as he became the first-ever professional FIFA player to win three FUT Champions Cups. Meanwhile, tuga810 entered the match with significant momentum after taking down top-ranked PlayStation star Gonzalo Nicolas ‘FCB NICOLAS99FC’ Villalba in an upset during the PlayStation final.
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, NBA 2K Playgrounds 2, Injustice 2, Rocket League, Gears 5, 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.