FACEIT Ditch Twitch for YouTube for 3rd Year of ECS Streaming
YouTube has signed a multi year deal with FACEIT to stream the Esports Championship Series (ECS) exclusively.
Creators of ECS, FACEIT is one of the largest e-sports platforms in the world. Previously, FACEIT took to Twitch to launch ECS; this year they ditched Amazon in favour of Alphabet for streaming the competitive gaming league.
With this stream, users will be getting high bitrate 1080p 60fps live video, instant playback and other integrations that will be unveiled within both the YouTube video platform and the FACEIT competitive gaming platform.
”YouTube offers fans of the ECS an unmatched online viewing experience,” said Michele Attisani, Chief Business Officer and co-founder of FACEIT. “YouTube is by far the most watched platform for gamers in the world and continues to innovate and lead on video technology, making it a great place of us to call it our new home for the Esports Championship Series”.
“This is our most significant investment into esports to date and illustrates our continued commitment to growing esports with the hundreds of millions of gamers watching YouTube each day,” said Ryan Wyatt, Global Head of Gaming Content at YouTube. “The ECS revenue sharing and co-ownership structure reinforces our belief that all players should have a voice. We know the CS:GO community is already watching clips, highlights, and rebroadcasts on YouTube, so we are excited to be able to bring them all this same action live”.
YouTube will be working with ECS league players to to help maximise engagement on their YouTube channels and build their audiences.
Running it’s third year, the stream will be featuring CS:GO, and is set to start on 25th of March with the ECS Promotion matches.