The eSports culture has been growing at a steady pace for a long while now. The growth has beckoned large organizations to take part in the competition and be a part of a growing industry. As such, eSports has also called for a method to being the action to fans all around the globe. Apart from live attendees, live streaming is the major method that fans utilize to watch their favorite teams and players compete. Twitch.tv has taken the lead in that part of the industry, bringing live action to fans’ screens. Their method is simple and seamless, and they make quite the big buck out of it.
With the constant addition of new games onto the eSports platform and larger leagues and tournaments, there is an ever growing need of more avenues of viewing the action. As such, Hitbox.tv has decided that it wants a piece of the eSports pie. And ESL has allowed the organization just that.
According to the agreement between the two, Hitbox.tv has been granted a 2 year contract to cover and broadcast a handful of ESL events that take place throughout. And there are many of these. This deal is a major leap forward for Hitbox.tv in terms of diversity. The organization has 2 years to prove their worth to the eSports community. It’s up to the community to decide whether the contract is renewed and whether Hitbox.tv gets any more broadcasting rights.
Games that will be included in ESL’s Hitbox Channel are Dota 2, CS:GO, LoL, HotS, Hearthstone, Battlefield 4, and a couple more.
From a fan perspective, the contract manifests in the form of another avenue, variety is always good.