Some good news for esports fans who isolate themselves from TV: You won’t need a cable subscription or to start a fight in the living room to watch the upcoming ELEAGUE compeitions.
ELEAGUE, the joint collaboration between Turner and talent management agency WME | IMG kicks off this Tuesday and viewers will be able to watch it fully on Twitch. Two 10-week tournaments will see 24 of the best CS:GO teams from around the world competing for their share of $2.4 million, or $1.2 million for each season. Teams will be competing live from the new ELEAGUE studio in Atlanta.
Turner and WME | IMG have signed a multi-year agreement with Twitch to stream ELEAGUE content online. Competition will be streamed on the ELEAGUE Twitch channel every Tuesday and Wednesday from 12pm ET, with six games played per day. Thursday will see best-of-three coverage from 2pm ET. The Friday night best-of-three weekly finale, which will be broadcast on national television station TBS, will also be broadcast on Twitch starting from 10pm ET. The first six weeks will see four teams compete each week in a group stage, with the winners heading through to the playoffs.
“Twitch has become the live streaming destination for millions of gamers on a global scale and we’re looking forward to directly connecting ELEAGUE with its passionate community,” ELEAGUE’s general manager Christina Alejandre said in a statement.