Forget BT Sports and their new billion pound deal to extend their rights to show Champion’s League football, YouTube has just signed a deal with FACEIT to exclusively show the Esports Championship Series for the next three years.
As of March 25th, YouTube will be showing the likes of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive for all to see, allowing fans to watch their favourite eSports like never before. Features that fans can expect are high bitrate streams showing full 1080p 60fps live video and instant playback to allow you to replay moments like mindblowing headshots over and over again. More features will be unveiled in time, and you’ll be able to get all the latest announcements if you subscribe to the FACEIT YouTube channel HERE.
Comments on the new partnership from both FACEIT and YouTube can be found below:
”YouTube offers fans of the ECS an unmatched online viewing experience…YouTube is by far the most watched platform for gamers in the world and continues to innovate and lead on video technology, making it a great place for us to call our new home for the Esports Championship Series.”
Michele Attisani, Chief Business Officer and co-founder of FACEIT
“This is our most significant investment into esports to date and illustrates our continued commitment to growing esports with the hundreds of millions of gamers watching YouTube each day…The ECS revenue sharing and co-ownership structure reinforces our belief that all players should have a voice. We know the CS:GO community is already watching clips, highlights, and rebroadcasts on YouTube, so we are excited to be able to bring them all this same action live.”
Ryan Wyatt, Global Head of Gaming Content at YouTube