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Turner opens Atlanta facility for televised esports matches

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The venue will make its debut alongside the initial rounds of a season-spanning Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament this month, and key moments will be broadcast on the television network TBS.

The facility will make its first public appearance via Twitch on May 24 to commemorate the launch of Turner s esports-focused Eleague organization.

We re fully committed to providing a best-in-class production experience that will extend across all platforms and we will continue to serve the passionate esports community with high quality, engaging content that always has the live gaming competition at its core.

Turner … investing heavily in esports with Eleague is a great move in the right direction for the development of the industry, with their expertise sure to elevate the experience for fans, players and teams alike.

Turner s move into the competitive gaming market follows up on recently announced esports initiatives from ESPN and Electronic Arts.

Earlier this month, publisher Activision announced that it had partnered with Facebook to broadcast Major League Gaming competitions via the popular social network.

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