Twitch releases premium pass for FACEIT London Major

17 September 2018


Twitch announced an exclusive premium pass for FACEIT London Major, the pass is a collaboration between the streaming service and FACEIT.

The FACEIT London Major started on September 12 at the Twickenham Stadium in London. 16 teams are competing for a pass to the final stage of one of the most prestigious Counter-Strike: Global Offensive competitions.

Fans around the world can enjoy the event and exclusive event with the premium pass. Available for purchase in the FACEIT Twitch channel for $9.99 (£7,64). The pass will run for the duration of FACEIT London Major set to finish on September 23.

Premium viewers will have access to 11 channels with Stats and tactics information, player POV cameras, interviews, and Interactive HUD. The channels are powered by GenVid with stats provided by Stats Helix.

Additionally, premium subscribers will have access to custom Twitch extensions, premium-only chat rooms, and exclusive chat emojis. Throughout the London Major, fans can enjoy exclusive content like behind-the-scenes Legends player interviews, and the major time machine, produced by Sodiac. While sounds of CS:GO is making a comeback during the London Major.

Michele Attisani, CBO & Co-Founder of FACEIT said: “This is the time when fans want to learn even more about the teams they love. We want to offer our audience new innovative and interactive viewing opportunities and we see Premium Passes like this partnership with Twitch as an evolution of traditional esports content.”

The final is taking place at the SSE Arena in Wembley, London from September 21 to 23. Eight teams will compete for the title and part of the $1 million prize pool (£770,000).

Esports Insider says: Live streams are a huge part of the esports community. It gives access to fans that cannot attend the events but want to be part of it. The premium pass is bringing the viewers closer to the players, giving them stats and behind the scenes content. If it’s successful, we could see a new trend for the upcoming events.