FACEIT and Twitch have announced a broadcasting partnership for ECS Season 7.
Previously, this Counter-Strike: Global Offensive event was broadcasted exclusively on the YouTube platform. This essentially means ECS is making a comeback to Twitch since they stopped streaming on the site from the third season onwards.
In March 2017, the company made a deal with YouTube that said ECS would be broadcasted exclusively on the massively-popular video website. This was somewhat of a surprise as it was originally planned to be a partnership between FACEIT and Twitch. Now, they are going back to their root plans with this move.
FACEIT also added many other platforms to broadcast the event. This includes StarLadder, Fantasy Expo, ImbaTV and Black Molly. These will serve as foreign language alternatives to be streamed to other countries.
Co-Founder and CBO of FACEIT, Michele Attisani said: “The community has made it clear to us that Twitch is important to them, so we’re delighted to be able to offer them access to ECS on that platform. ECS has broken records for CS: GO viewership on YouTube over past seasons, and now opening our distribution up gives the community more choice on how they watch their favorite teams compete. Season 7 saw a number of changes to the format and viewing options to ensure we create exciting, engaging and entertaining content.”
Seemingly, the majority of events are coming back to the massively popular streaming site. With most video game fans spending time on that site, returning there seems like a logical move. Now, we have the two of the Major online leagues on Twitch, and the convenience and pleasure for the fans are better than ever!
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