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May 19, 2017
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Facebook is teaming up with the Electronic Sports League (ESL) to bring in the major events of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) to the social media platform via live streaming.

ESL Vice President for Social Media and Editorial Johannes Schiefer said this will definitely expand the reach of e-sports to mainstream audiences.

“Now, with the addition of live streaming for all major ESL events, as well as exclusive content around CS:GO and ESEA, we are excited to expand our reach to more audiences and build strong local communities of highly engaged esports fans,” he said.

The partnership will showcase 1,500 hours of exclusive CS:GO content featuring top-level competition from international gamers including players on the Rank S ladder.

“Rank S is defined by the world’s best CS:GO gameplay and it’s fueled by a knowledgeable, passionate fan base that craves great live matches, news and analysis,” Facebook partnerships officer Patrick Chapman said.

Facebook will also air a 30-minute CS:GO weekly program where the game’s top players, rising rookies and best plays are shown.

Aside from this, ESL will produce an additional 4,000 hours of e-sports content from other popular games which will also be shown on Facebook’s live stream.

The CS:GO live stream can be viewed at the ESEA Facebook page starting this June.

 

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