ELEAGUE Launching New Esports Late-Night Talk Show

Featuring trending clips, recaps, and contests, the new esports show is built around interaction and engagement.

Esports is expanding into the late-night talk show world with a new effort between Twitch, Turner Sports, and ELEAGUE called Super Punch  or more officially, "ELEAGUE Super Punch powered by Twitch." The show will be an interactive one recapping the week's biggest esports news and bringing viewers into the discussions as well.

Specifically, Super Punch will feature "top and trending clips, live guest interviews, contests with top streamers and interactive discussions."

The interactive element extends to choosing the content too. Streamers and viewers would source the content, and then the show's hosts would be streamers as well, alongside Ify Nwadiwe, Kelly Nugent, J.D. Witherspoon, and Alex Corea. Nwadiwe will be the Monday-through-Thursday host, with the other three hosts presiding over the big Friday showcase shows.

The first episode will air on February 3, with live showcase events set for every Friday starting on February 21.

Craig Barry, Turner's Chief Content Officer, said

Super Punch is a dynamic content offering that is built by games for gamers. 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.

"What excites us," Senior VP of Twitch Content and Partnerships Michael Aragon said, is "staying true to the community-fueled aspect that gives audiences a voice and is so core to the experience.

This is just the latest in a line of new ELEAGUE programs covering the esports world. Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more ELEAGUE and esports broadcasting news as it develops.


Josh Broadwell started gaming in the early '90s. But it wasn't until 2017 he started writing about them, after finishing two history degrees and deciding a career in academia just wasn't the best way forward. You'll usually find him playing RPGs, strategy games, or platformers, but he's up for almost anything that seems interesting.

Published Jan. 31st 2020

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