Faceit and Sky Sports have revealed a brand new partnership that will see the latter broadcast the last matches from the Faceit Major CS:GO competition in London, marking the first time Sky Sports has ever shown competitive CS:GO.
In fact, Sky will show multiple programs granting viewers access to the tournament, including an hour-long documentary on the road to the Major, as well as the live broadcast of the finals on Sky Sports' website, YouTube, and Facebook channels from September 20 to 23. A highlights show will also come after the event at 23:00 on Sky Two.
"Bringing the Faceit London Major to an entirely new audience is extremely exciting for us," said Michele Attisani, CBO & Co-Founder of Faceit. "We have been working closely with the team at Sky to ensure all of their content is both accessible and entertaining. It's essential we strike that balance between offering enough CS:GO information to ensure viewers understand what's going on, whilst maintaining the entertainment value that keeps fans absorbed."
Georgie Faulkner, Sky Sports' Head of Multi Sports, said: "Faceit Major is one of the world's biggest esports events, and we're delighted to be able to bring the London finals to a whole new audience. We're no stranger to world of esports, but this is the first time we have broadcast competitive CS:GO and we can't wait to get started. With a sold-out SEE Wembley Arena, and some of the biggest names in the game, we're sure our viewers will love it."
Are you glad to see CS:GO embraced by Sky?