Mike Stubbs . Tournaments . Friday 29th July 2016 . 14:02
The semi finals and grand final of ELEAGUE will be broadcast live on Twitter over the weekend.
The social network will host the full stream of all three matches from across the final weekend. The stream will host the observer feed of the event, meaning panel segments with on air talent will remain exclusive to US TV broadcaster TBS. The same stream can also be found on Twitch.
The first semi final kicks off at 10pm UK time tonight, with the second following straight after that. The grand final will then take place tomorrow, July 30th, at 9pm UK time.
Virtus Pro, mousesports, Natus Vincere and Fnatic are the four remaining teams in the competition, having come through the group stage and the playoffs to reach this last hurdle. The winner will walk away with $390,000.
“Twitter is the native social platform for eSports and this partnership provides our passionate fans with an additional opportunity to consume ELEAGUE content as we reach the pinnacle of our first season,” said Christina Alejandre, general manager of ELEAGUE and vice president of eSports, Turner Sports. “We’re excited for our first ELEAGUE championship and look forward to offering these content experiences to our high-engaged fan base.”
“Esports fans go to Twitter to see and talk about what is happening now in competitive gaming,” said Anthony Noto, Twitter’s Chief Financial Officer. “Gamers are one of the largest and most engaged audiences on Twitter, and we are thrilled to partner with Turner and WME I IMG to bring them the live content from ELEAGUE and Twitter commentary they are already looking for, all on one screen.”