Facebook has announced a new exclusive streaming deal with ESL – one of the world’s biggest esports leagues.
As ESL’s main broadcast partner, Facebook will stream Dota 2 and Counter Strike: Global Offensive competitions from ESL One, as well as its dedicated CS:GO Pro League.
The streaming action starts right now with ESL One Genting 2018. The tournament runs from January 23-38, with Dota 2 players competing for a US$400,000 prize pool.
Watch live streams from ESL One Genting 2018 on Facebook
“For years ESL has used Facebook to nurture its global community while broadening the audience for esports competition to millions of fans worldwide,” said Leo Olebe, global director of Facebook Games Partnerships at ESL.
“Having two of ESL’s most adored properties for CS:GO and Dota 2 streaming exclusively on Facebook is the next step in our efforts to delight the passionate esports community on Facebook.”
Streaming in VR
The Facebook deal also introduces the possibility of virtual reality streaming for ESL’s tournaments – a move that could give it an edge over the two biggest names in esports streaming: Twitch and YouTube Gaming.
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