ELEAGUE, a product of Turner Sports, has been nominated for a sports Emmy in the Outstanding Studio Design and Art Direction category.
The news was revealed by ELEAGUE on their Twitter last week. They’re not exactly in poor company either. The other nominations are Games of the XXXI Olympiad (NBC), Mike & Mike (ESPN2), NFL Sunday – Super Bowl (FOX) and UEFA Euro 2016 (ESPN).
ELEAGUE is currently showcasing its first foray outside of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, with Street Fighter V the game of choice. The feedback has been mixed – with some in the FGC community not taking particularly well to the more professional approach that is required for live television broadcast.
The last CS:GO event that the Atlanta based studio hosted was the Major which saw scintillating Counter-Strike and newly Audi sponsored Astralis taking home their first Major in what could yet be a period of sheer dominance. The Danish squad have since won IEM Katowice and many analysts are predicting further success for the roster.
Steve Ulrich, Senior Vice President of the Sports Emmy Awards commented: “It has been another outstanding year for the sports television industry and the quality of this year’s record number of entries continues to raise the bar of what sports programming can be”.
The awards will be held on May 9th at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall. There was a total of 41 categories across the awards, with Outstanding Live Sports Special, Live Sports Series and Playoff Coverage amongst those highlighted.
Esports Insider says: Congratulations to Turner & ELEAGUE as to be recognised in the category that they’re nominated in is a huge achievement. How many years will it be until Mr. Lewis takes home the Emmy for Outstanding Studio Host? Only time will tell.