Polsat Games secures Polish media rights to ESL Pro Tour
DreamHack and ESL have bought the Polish broadcast rights to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive circuit ESL Pro Tour to Polsat Games.
Polsat Games will broadcast up to 2,000 hours of CS:GO from the event sequence in 2020, in accordance to a launch.
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Hosting the vast majority of the broadcasts straight from its personal studio in Warsaw, Polsat Games will present Polish commentary and evaluation for its viewers.
Ewa Czekała, Program Manager of Polsat Games, mentioned the transfer in a launch: “Extending Polsat Games’ provide to broadcast the distinguished ESL Pro Tour tournaments in CS:GO is a vital step within the growth of linear tv. We are conscious of the worth CS:GO brings to Polsat Games and to esports followers, providing them nice matches of Polish athletes competing on large worldwide phases.
“We are extremely proud to have kicked-off our adventure together with ESL at this years’ IEM Katowice, one of the most important CS:GO tournaments which is watched by millions of fans around the world every year.”
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The ESL Pro Tour goals to create a extra full path from “zero to hero” for aspiring gamers, and a extra cohesive general construction for followers. Region-specific broadcast rights agreements for the circuit have additionally been introduced with TV2 Denmark, Maincast, ProSiebenSat.1, Telia Finland, and TV 2 Norway.
Torsten Haux, Vice President Global Media Rights at ESL, additionally spoke on the deal: “Counter-Strike has always been a strong product in Poland due to the IEM Katowice tournament and an overall strong player and viewer base. We are therefore super happy that Polsat, as the number one private broadcasting platform in Poland, has decided to put a greater focus on esports by hosting our CS:GO competitions on Polsat Games. We can’t wait for the Polsat team to start bringing best-in-class and entertaining CS:GO action directly into esports fans’ homes!”
Esports Insider says: There has been an inflow of such bulletins in current occasions and our opinion has remained the identical: DreamHack and ESL have achieved an important job in constructing a product that may generate loads of income – particularly when it comes to media rights. The regional attain of the ESL Pro Tour solely grows with offers reminiscent of this.
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