ESL and Twitch extend their live eSports partnership

esports-katowiceTwitch, the leading site for livestreaming gameplay video, announced today that it has extended its partnership with the ESL esports organization.

Fans of Dota 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and League of Legends can expect to keep seeing ESL’s events for those games broadcasting on Twitch throughout 2016.

In 2015, the ESL One Cologne event for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive set a record on Twitch with 1.3 million people all watching at the same time.

That contributes to making Twitch the go-to spot on the Web for a competitive gaming market that is on pace to reach $1.1 billion in spending by 2019. It also helps ESL stay relative with gamers, which in turn helps it earn sponsorship deals.

Twitch has a growing audience of more than 100 million people. That gives ESL a built-in viewership. But many of those 100 million people only show up for pro-gaming events, and Twitch needs ESL to have enough content to feed that demanding consumer.

via Venturebeat

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