ESL and Emirates Airline take esports to new heights

May 15 2017

Esports is really taking off – every flight in Emirates Airline’s network of over 150 destinations across six continents now offers ESL highlights on the in-flight entertainment system.

ESL Emirates

That means Emirates passengers worldwide can enjoy the latest action from the very biggest and best esports tournaments, such as Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) and ESL One.

So far this year, MTG’s ESL has delivered history’s biggest esports event at IEM Katowice (with an amazing total of 173,000 fans on site and 55 million following via social) and just conquered a new continent with IEM Sydney in May. Australia’s first-ever esports stadium event offered four days of non-stop thrills, including legendary moments like this:

ESL content is ready to enjoy today on Emirates flights and will initially be available until June 2018. Upcoming high-spots will include two of 2017’s most anticipated esports events – ESL One Cologne in July and ESL One New York in September.

Esports fans can already follow action from ESL live on Twitter, on PlayStation™Vue and even in virtual reality.

Please place your seats in the upright position!


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