Faceit has revealed that streaming platform Twitch is a broadcast partner for the Esports Championship Series (ECS) Season 7, also revealing the week one bracket for the competition as it kicks off today.
This will be the first time fans can watch the ECS on Twitch since Season 2, and other broadcast partners include Imba TV in China; Starladder in Russia; Fantasy Expo in Poland, DR Sporten in Denmark, and Black Molly in Sweden. Faceit will also be running point drops for viewers as well as other engagement and reward initiatives to be revealed soon.
Below are the matches available:
Astralis v LDLC (EU Quarter Final)
VP v FaZe (EU Quarter Final)
Team Liquid v Rogue (NA Quarter Final)
SSG v NRG (NA Quarter Final)
AVANGAR v North (EU Quarter Final)
NiP v forZe (EU Quarter Final)
Luminosity v INTZ (NA Quarter Final)
compLexity v eUnited (NA Quarter Final)
James Bardolph and Dan 'ddk' Kapadia are joined by Erik 'da_bears' Stromberg and Henry 'HenryG' Greer as guests, and the regular season is part of a reformat revealed by Faceit earlier this year.
"The community has made it clear to us that Twitch is important to them as viewers, so we're delighted to be able to offer them access to ECS on that platform," said Michele Attisani, Co-Founder & CBO of Faceit. "ECS has broken records for CS:GO viewership on YouTube over past seasons, and now opening up our distribution gives the community more choice on how they watch their favourite teams compete. Season 7 has seen a number of changes to the format and viewing options to ensure we create exciting, engaging and entertaining content."
Tickets can be bought here for Season 7. Do you like Twitch as a platform?