Four-Episode “eSports Athletes Rising” Series Surrounds the Live Broadcast of the Continental Cup presented by PlayStation®
Catch "Esports Athletes Rising: The FIFA 19 Continental Cup", a behind the scenes look at the American athletes who rock eSports tonight on FS1 🎮⚽️ pic.twitter.com/gkffDVuaDA
— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) October 22, 2018
LOS ANGELES, CA — FOX Sports’ FS1 and the FOX Sports app along with next-generation social broadcasting platform, Caffeine will air the Continental Cup 2018 presented by PlayStation®, as global gamers compete for a FIFA 19 championship during Paris Games Week 2018. FOX Sports Reporter Alex Curry hosts the live event, airing Sunday, October 28 at 10 a.m. Eastern.
FOX Sports also celebrates the journey to the tournament with the series, “eSports Athletes Rising,” a behind-the-scenes look at gaming pros. The program follows underdog FIFA 19 players from the U.S., as they look to upset the competition on international turf. The episodes, airing on FS1 and the FOX Sports app are as follows:
- Ep. 1 – There’s an e in My Sports
- Airs 10/22/2018 7:30 PM ET
- Ep. 2 – The Underdog Champ
- Airs 10/23/2018 7:30 PM ET
- Ep. 3 – From the City of Brotherly Love to the City of Love
- Airs 10/25/2018 11:30 PM ET
- Ep. 4 – The Finals Highlight Show
- Airs 10/30/2018 7:30 PM ET
“We’re excited to broadcast the Continental Cup, while also celebrating the journey to it,” says Charlie Dixon, Executive Vice President, Content for FS1. “These gamers have great, in-depth stories to tell, and the eSports space plays a role as we continue to define the future of our brand and business.”
In September 2018, 21st Century FOX announced the investment of a combined $100 million into Caffeine and a newly formed venture called Caffeine Studios that is jointly owned by FOX Sports and Caffeine. The new studio will leverage FOX Sports’ expertise in live events and programming to create exclusive esports, video game, sports, and live entertainment content for Caffeine’s next-generation social broadcasting platform.
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Caffeine is a new kind of broadcast company. Its mission is to build the leading product and community for live broadcasting. Caffeine was originally backed by $46M in two rounds of funding led by Andreessen Horowitz and Greylock Partners. For more information or to start your own broadcast, visit www.caffeine.tv.
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