Gfinity has announced that BT Sport have joined in with broadcasting their Elite Series. This deal comes a few days after BBC Three broadcast the fourth week of competition on their online platform.
The partnership will see the remainder of the Elite Series broadcast on the BT Sport platform. The first of which will be the one-hour Street Fighter V show, at 9:30pm on BT Sport 3. Due to it being shown on a non-match day, the programme is most likely a repeat of the episode shown on BBC3 on Friday night. Showings of the CS:GO and Rocket League are set to be similar, with the Counter Strike getting a two-hour showing of their game day.
Neville Upton, Chief Executive of Gfinity, said: “We are very pleased to launch this partnership and deliver the Elite Series to our fans on TV, through BT Sport. BT Sport has shown a commitment to be at the forefront of sports broadcasting and this is an amazing opportunity to bring esports to a new audience in the UK, showcasing the incredible engagement and passion of the gamers and fans. We look forward to working with BT Sport to grow esports in the UK through engaging and innovative new content.”
Andy Haworth, BT’s managing director of content and strategy, added: “This fantastic tie-up with Gfinity marks our latest move to support and engage with the passionate and extensive gaming community here in the UK. The popularity of competitive gaming is growing rapidly and we are excited to announce that the inaugural season of the Elite Series will be broadcast on BT Sport.”
Esports Insider says: Once again, more big and exciting news coming from Gfinity regarding their Elite Series. Now they hit the main TV screens in the UK – how much larger can the project grow?