Turner Sports’ eLeague has grown over two seasons. Now that TBS is venturing into fighting video games for the new season, they’re trying to get some new exposure with a celebrity Street Fighter tournament for charity that will air on the channel.
And now the network has another Turner employee involved, in Shaquille O’Neal. The TNT Inside the NBA analyst and Basketball Hall of Famer should definitely help on the exposure front. We also know that Shaq already has a history in fighting games!
O’Neal joins rapper Lupe Fiasco, running back Reggie Bush, and WWE wrestler Natalie Eva Marie in a four-person tournament. The winner of the celebrity tournament will get $45,000 for their chosen charity.
Shaq will play for the Odessa Chambliss Quality of Life Fund, Fiasco for M.U.R.A.L., Bush for the 619 Charitable Fund, and Marie for the American Cancer Society.
The special will air April 28 at 10 PM ET on TBS.