ESL has signed its latest partnership with AEG meaning esports will be coming to a host of major venues that the firm operates worldwide.
These include the O2 Arena in London, the Barclays Center in New York, the Oracle Arena in Oakland and many more. AEG runs 120 venues globally.
ESL’s Executive Chairman Steven Roberts said: “Esports has reached mainstream status. Our tournaments are viewed by as many, if not more, spectators as traditional sports, so it is a natural progression that industry events increasingly become held at world-class venues.
“Our partnership with AEG enables us to further improve the spectator experience and create additional, global events for audiences and partners.”
AEG Live’s COO, Shawn Trell, stated: “We are confident that our alliance will be a win-win for both companies and will take the ESL brand to new heights around the world.
“Our mutual aim is to deliver premium customer experiences and new programming that brings esports events to mainstream global audiences.”