ELEAGUE and Twitch have announced a first-of-its-kind, community-driven live show titled ELEAGUE Super Punch to air on TBS, powered by Twitch.
Super Punch will bring to life the week’s biggest moments in and around gaming and esports – and the creators and communities that drive them – sourced by the community of streamers and fans on Twitch. Hosted by Twitch streamers and gaming personalities Ify Nwadiwe, Kelly Nugent, J.D. Witherspoon, and Alex Corea, Super Punch will offer a fast-paced and dynamic take on the late night talk show format with real time engagement built into the live show.
“Super Punch is a dynamic content offering that is built by games for gamers,” said Craig Barry, Chief Content Officer, Turner Sports. “Combining the platforms and assets of ELEAGUE, TBS and Twitch will create an original take on the culture of gaming, streaming and esports content, delivered in a truly immersive experience for our highly engaged fans.”
“We are really thrilled to be working with ELEAGUE and TBS on Super Punch,” said Michael Aragon, SVP Content & Partnerships at Twitch. “People on Twitch come together every day to create their own entertainment. What really excites us about the opportunity is not only showcasing the variety and breadth of talent and content on Twitch, but also staying true to the community-fueled aspect that gives audiences a voice and is so core to the experience.”
ELEAGUE Super Punch powered by Twitch will air on both Twitch and TBS starting in February. Monday-Friday beginning Feb. 3 at 11 p.m. ET, Super Punch will stream live on a dedicated Twitch channel. Each Friday, beginning Feb. 21, there will be a special live showcase on TBS from midnight-1 a.m. ET. On each of those Friday nights, Twitch will offer an exclusive, complementary broadcast from 11 p.m.-midnight and 1-2 a.m., around the TBS telecast. ELEAGUE Super Punch Powered by Twitch will originate from Twitch’s studio in Los Angeles from Monday-Thursday, with Friday episodes televised from ELEAGUE’s headquarters at WarnerMedia Studios in Atlanta.
Nwadiwe will host episodes on Twitch from Monday through Thursday, which will lead into Friday showcase editions hosted by Nugent, Witherspoon and Corea. ELEAGUE Super Punch powered by Twitch will feature top and trending clips, live guest interviews, contests with top streamers and interactive discussions with viewers surrounding trending clips and gaming topics of the day to provide a central rallying point where fans can catch up on the best of Twitch, while also creating viral moments of their own.
ELEAGUE Super Punch powered by Twitch is the latest initiative in the partnership between ELEAGUE and Twitch, which has continually grown since ELEAGUE’s 2016 launch. ELEAGUE has built an avid Twitch following of over 1.5 million people, with the platform serving as a primary distribution platform for its live esports tournament coverage. ELEAGUE content on Twitch has featured some of the most historic moments in professional video-gaming history, including multiple viewership records.