FACEIT, a London-based production company and competitive platform, has partnered with both Twitch and YouTube for its upcoming Minor tournaments for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.
This deal covers all four Minors that FACEIT is set to host ahead of the upcoming FACEIT London Major in September.
FACEIT has broadcast the Esports Championship Series (ECS) series on YouTube for the past three seasons, following a multi-year partnership that was entered last year. Before that, Twitch was the exclusive platform for the competition series.
It’s typical to broadcast CS:GO tournaments live on either Twitch or YouTube, but on both is a lot less common. Alongside matches being livestreamed on those two platforms, there will be an in-game player that streams the entire Minor circuit.
The Minors from FACEIT – which are rapidly approaching – are as follows:
- FACEIT Americas Minor on July 7-11th
- FACEIT CIS Minor on July 10-13th
- FACEIT Asia Minor on July 16-20th
- FACEIT EU Minor on July 19-20th
For those who spectate games on YouTube, they will be in with a chance to earn loot drops that are worth 10 million FACEIT points. Twitch viewers, on the other hands, will be granted access to emotes as subscribers – as well as a subscriber-specific chat. Currently, there is no word regarding the viewing experience and plans for the FACEIT London Major, which will be hosted at the Twickenham Stadium in London.
Esports Insider says: FACEIT has ties with both of these platforms, so it’s good to see that the Minors will be shared across them both for spectators to decide on the platform they prefer to use. These competitions are gearing up to be plenty of fun, we’re excited to tune in ourselves!