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ESL One and CS:GO Pro League are going to be streamed exclusively on Facebook


Twitch managed to buy exclusive rights to streaming the Overwatch League, but now Facebook have their own exclusive major tournaments to stream: ESL One and CS:GO Pro League. Announced today, CS:GO Pro League, which starts on February 13, 2018, will be streamed exclusively on Facebook for four seasons, until December 2019.

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The first ESL One event to be streamed exclusively via Facebook is ESL One Genting 2018, which takes place January 23-28, a Dota 2 Minor tournament with a $400,000 prize pool and qualifying points for The International 2018. Upcoming ESL One events include ESL One Katowice 2018 (for Dota 2, a Major tournament) and ESL One Cologne 2018 (for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive).

The CS:GO Pro League and ESL One tournaments will be streamed via Facebook Live in English and other languages and at 1080p/60fps. There’s also going to be the option to watch in VR, with Facebook 360 for Gear VR app giving a VR perspective when it’s rolled out.

Other ESL tournaments – such as Intel Extreme Masters (IEM), ESL Pro League, and other – aren’t exclusive to Facebook and will, presumably, be streamed across multiple sites.

On top of streaming CS:GO Pro League and ESL One tournaments, ESL are also going to be making a weekly five-minute show about the Dota community on Facebook Watch, a service that is currently only available in the United States – if you try to go to the generic Facebook Watch pagefrom elsewhere in the world, you’ll be met with a message saying the content is not available.