Even if you re launching esports on your cable channel, you probably still want to include Twitch.The livestreaming site announced today that it will broadcast live event and on-demand content for Turner s new esports program for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Eleague, as part of a multi-year deal.. Twitch has over 100 million viewers a month, and 21.3 percent of them are watching esports.
That makes it a logical partner for Turner, which will air a Friday night showcase of its league on TBS.Starting May 24, Twitch will host living streaming coverage of Eleague every Tuesday and Wednesday showing six games per day .
On Thursdays during Eleague s regular season, Twitch will air two best-of-3matches.
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, said Christina Alejandre, the general manager of Eleague, in a press release sent to GamesBeat.
We re incredibly excited for the launch of Eleague and Twitch provides us with a premier destination for fans to congregate and engage with our live event coverage.
The first season culminates in the Eleague Global Championship on Saturday, July 30, in Atlanta.