ESL and Facebook to live stream 5,500 hours of esports

May 18 2017

Like this, esports fans! A live stream of more than 5,500 hours of world-class esports action and exclusive content from ESL is coming to Facebook.

Starting June 2017, ESL will stream ESL One and Intel® Extreme Masters (IEM) events live on Facebook – in six different languages.

In addition, ESL will stream content from ESEA’s Rank S competitions, an elite ladder for the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) community. Fans can even look forward to an exclusive weekly 30-minute CS:GO program that showcases top players, upcoming talent and competition highlights.

In 2016, ESL content on Facebook generated over 2 billion impressions and reached over 200 million users globally. With over 1.94 billion monthly active users on Facebook, live streaming is a huge step towards expanding the reach of esports even further.


In March 2017, ESL and DreamHack signed a deal to live stream more than 1,500 hours of esports on Twitter.

Part of MTG, ESL is the world’s largest esports company. The most recent ESL event was IEM Sydney on May 6-7, which reached almost 8 million unique online viewers and was broadcast on 30 digital and linear platforms in 22 languages.

On Facebook, ESL content will be streamed here and Rank S right here.


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