ELEAGUE announced Thursday a celebrity Street Fighter V event as part of the Street Fighter V Invitational. The event will feature NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal, rapper Lupe Fiasco, NFL running back Reggie Bush and WWE wrestler Natalie Eva Marie.
The single-elimination tournament with three matches will be televised at 10 p.m. April 28 on TBS, the week between Groups B and C of the Street Fighter V Invitational. The celebrities will compete to raise money for the charities of their choice, according to a news release. O’Neal will support the Odessa Chambliss Quality of Life Fund, Fiasco will support his foundation M.U.R.A.L. (Magnifying Urban Realities and Affecting Lives), Bush will support the 619 Charitable Fund and Marie will support the American Cancer Society.
Richard Lewis, along with analysts Steve “Tasty Steve” Scott, Zhi “Zhieeep” Liang Chew, Stephen “Sajam” Lyon, Reepal “Rip” Parbhoo and reporter Malik Forte will serve as game coaches for the celebrities, according to the release.
Group B of the Street Fighter V Invitational starts at 6 p.m. Friday on Twitch and YouTube, with live showcase matches airing at 10 p.m. on TBS. Group C of the Street Fighter Invitational takes place May 5.
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