The ESL and Twitch have joined forces with a new “multi-year, extensive partnership agreement”. The deal sees Twitch become the exclusive western broadcaster for all ESL events including the ESL One Frankfurt Dota 2 tournament and the next season of the Intel Extreme Masters.
Ralf Reichert, CEO and Managing Director at ESL had this to say about the partnership.
“We are a pioneer within the industry by creating the most epic and magical moments possible,”
“A big part of this is communicating and sharing an event’s atmosphere in high definition to thousands of eSports fans at home unable to attend. This wouldn’t be possible without Twitch and the power of its platform.”
Whilst Stuart Saw, Regional Director at Twitch added this.
“ESL has created a premium esports product at worldwide scale and are a top example of the premium gaming content available on Twitch,”
“They have a passion for games and have built a great community. And when you look at their record setting numbers and international reach, they are clearly one of the key players in the esports industry.”
As well as announcing the new partnership, the ESL revealed a load of impressive figures regarding viewership and broadcasting times. Fortunately they put all the stats in a handy info-graphic that can be seen below.