ESL Partners With Facebook For Live Coverage
Facebook and ESL have signed off on a deal which will offer 5,500 hours of live
In addition to the tournament content, Facebook will stream an exclusive 30-minute weekly
ESL One and the Intel Extreme Masters events will also be streamed on Facebook in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish and German as part of the ESL deal.
"With over 1.94 billion monthly active users on Facebook, this is a huge step toward expanding the reach of eSports among mainstream audiences," said ESL’s Johannes Schiefer, in a statement provided to GamesIndustry.
"Last year, ESL content generated over 2 billion impressions and reached over 200 million users on Facebook globally. Now, with the addition of live streaming for all major ESL events, as well as exclusive content around
Today’s announcement builds on Facebook’s growing push into esports streaming as the tech giant battles with Twitch (Amazon) and YouTube (Google) for a share of this growing new market.
Last month, Team Dignitas signed a deal with Facebook which will see the