Esports journalist and commentator Richard Lewis has announced that he would no longer be the full-time host for Turner and IMG's esports tournament series Eleague.
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The fighting game community has mixed feelings about the term "esports." For the FGC, the term has come to connote corporate influence and sponsorships. Mike Ross, Street Fighter veteran and co-founder of fighting game-centric YouTube channel Cross Counter TV, addressed the controversy this week in a bizarre video titled "Mike Ross Breaks His Silence About ESPORTS."
Kicking off at 7:00AM today, eight Street Fighter 5 pros will face off in the Eleague play-offs and finals, which you can watch via live stream on YouTube Gaming, Twitch or ELeague Live. There are also two other Street Fighter 5 competitions happening this weekend as well -- Combo Breaker 2017, a premier tournament in the Capcom Pro Tour series, and Red Bull Kumite 2017, an SF5 invitational featuring two of Eleague's finalists in the lineup.
Joshua "Wolfkrone" Philpot dominated the roster on Friday night's Eleague Street Fighter 5 bracket, earning himself one of the slots in the playoff bracket on May 26. The only games Wolfkrone lost were to Kun "Xian" Ho, the winner of Final Round 20 and a big contender to win Eleague. In the end, Wolfkrone went 3-2 against Xian in their final loser's bracket match, which cost Xian his chance at the playoffs.
Following the recent tragedy in Munich, Turner's ELeague Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament will not be airing in Germany.