ESL and Facebook Gaming expand partnership

Posted on: Feb 14, 2019 By smartlaunch in News and trends,

In partnership with Facebook Gaming, ESL has announced the expansion of their partnership to bring coverage of all global ESL esports competitions non-exclusively to the Facebook platform. The deal includes distribution of ESL’s global tournaments: IEM, ESL One and Pro League.

ESL will broadcast both its flagship circuit events, Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) and ESL One, as well as the premier professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) Pro League.

Distribution began with the Regional Qualifiers in CS:GO for the IEM Katowice Minor on January 16 and will run through December 2019. Competitions will be streamed globally on Facebook in English via 1080p/60fps broadcasts with ESL Pro League live streams in both English and Portuguese.

Since the start of ESL livestreaming on Facebook, both companies have collaborated to make significant updates to the watch experience for esports fans. New updates include, video quality and stability improvements as well as easier ways to discover ESL events.

Fans can watch ESL livestreams at fb.gg, Facebook’s home for gaming video, and at each tournament page: facebook.com/watchIEM, facebook.com/watchESLOne and facebook.com/watch/ESLProLeagueCSGO.

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