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ESL announces surprising change to streaming deal with Facebook


No other specific streaming platforms were named, but it now seems that fans who weren’t crazy about watching events on the site won’t have to.


Facebook will still be showing ESL events, but they will now be available on other sites like YouTube or Twitch.


Australis winning the ESL Grand Slam in December 2018 pulled in much lower views than similar CS:GO events on other streaming platforms.


“Providing ESL fans a way to watch esports on multiple platforms is something we know the community cares about,” Leo Olebe, Global Director of Games Partnerships at Facebook said about the deal.


“And that’s a big reason why all 2019 content will broadcast anywhere ESL chooses to stream.”


With the IEM Katowice 2019 CS:GO Major set to begin on February 13, fans will surely be happy to hear they can watch the tournament somewhere other than Facebook.






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