Turner and IMG have announced that the Eleague Street Fighter V Invitational 2018 will feature a Celebrity Showdown including basketball Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal; World Series Champion Jimmy Rollins; 13-year NBA veteran Baron Davis; and former professional wrestler Natalie Eva Marie.
These famous faces will compete in a charity tournament on TBS today at 23:00 ET (04:00 tomorrow in BST), hopefully reproducing the same exciting results as in the inaugural showdown. O'Neal is supporting the Odessa Chambliss Quality of Life Fund, while Rollins is playing for The Jimmy Rollins Family Foundation, Davis on behalf of The Drew League, and Marie for A21.
This single-elimination event consists of two first-round matches as well as a winner's match, with the champion earning most of the money, although don't worry, because the other participants will be winning a lesser amount for their chosen charities too. Even analysts Steve 'Tasty Steve' Scott; Zhi 'Zhieeep' Liang Chew; Stephen 'Sajam' Lyon; and Reepal 'Rip' Parbhoo will act as coaches, backed by Josh Gray as an emcee.
Are you hyped to see these celebrities face off?