Facebook takes on Twitch with new livestreaming deal for esports

Facebook’s interest in expanding its services and offerings beyond just social networking is pretty well-known. The company is clearly interested in video and if you love watching eSports tournaments, then you might be interested to learn that Facebook and ESL have announced a partnership that will bring eSports streaming to the platform.To be more specific, Facebook will be streaming Counter-Strike: Global Offensive games. According to the announcement on the ESL’s website, “ESL will stream content from Rank S competitions, an elite ladder for the Counter-Strike:Global Offensive (CS:GO) community, as well as an exclusive weekly 30-minute CS:GO program that showcases the best players, upcoming talent and competition highlights.”In addition to Counter-Strike, other content that will be streamed includes all ESL One and Intel Extreme Masters events where it will be made available in several different languages, such as English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, and German. It is expected that the ESL will b

Facebook will stream live 'Counter-Strike' eSports events

Gaming and eSports have definitely hit the mainstream media. In fact, you can find FIFA tournaments live on ESPN and TBS is hyping Counter Strike: Global Offensive games as if they ...

Thu 18 May 17 from Engadget

Facebook is going to start live-streaming esports from ESL - CNET

Facebook and ESL are bringing over 5500 hours of streaming content to the social media platform.

Thu 18 May 17 from CNET

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