For the second consecutive year, Turner Sports will present its Sports Business Innovation showcase at CES 2017 in Las Vegas, which’ll be part of an overall Turner presence at this year’s convention.
Sports Business Innovation at CES Presented by Turner Sports will be highlighted by a full day of activities set to be held Thursday January 5.
Thursday’s event schedule will begin with a series of panels including NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and NCAA President Mark Emmert as featured participants. Following the panel discussions, ELEAGUE will present a live studio show previewing the ELEAGUE Major to be held later in the month.
Additionally, as part of the overall Turner Sports footprint at CES, ELEAGUE will partner with the FIA Formula E Championship for its Las Vegas eRace on Saturday, January 7. The virtual race, including a specially designed track incorporating the famous Vegas Strip, will feature all 20 Formula E drivers and 10 fans from across the world competing for a share of a $1 million (£816,000) prize pool. ELEAGUE will produce the event coverage, which will be available via Twitch.
Sports Business Innovation at CES Presented by Turner Sports is in partnership with CTA and Foxrock Partners, along with sponsors including Ford and NextVR.
Esports Insider says: The relationship between esports and Vegas continues to blossom. The eRace in particular should be a very exciting event, and teaming up with Formula E which has its third season coming up was a great move by ELEAGUE.