LONDON – 21 June, 2016 – The finals for the Esports Championship Series will feature an all star talent line up, with years of experience in the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive world adding commentary, in depth analysis, masterful presenting and charm to epic matches between the greatest CS:GO teams in the world facing off at The SSE Arena, Wembley on June 24-26. Esports and CS:GO fans can experience commentary and analysis from James Bardolph, Daniel Kapadia, Matt Trivett, Henry Greer, Robin Johansson, Janko Paunovic, Tomi Kovanen and hosting from Scott Smith and Sue Lee live by purchasing tickets at the official event page, the official AXS website or just by watching the full three days on FACEIT’s official Twitch channel on 24-26 June, 2016.
ECS – Counter-Strike is the flagship league of the Esports Championship Series and is the first professional esports league to offer teams co-ownership, like many traditional professional sports leagues. ECS – Counter-Strike consists of 20 teams (10 from North America and 10 from Europe) with US$3.5M in payout.
Esports fans can find all things ECS on the official website, www.csgoleague.com. On the website, fans will have access to the league’s schedule, more information on the teams, current standings and match scores, along with ECS match replays.
FACEIT is the leading competitive platform for online multiplayer games, with more than 4 million users logging in a total of over 6 million online game sessions each month. FACEIT allows players to easily play in tournaments and leagues for virtual and real-world prizes through automated tournament management and matchmaking technology. For developers, FACEIT’s advanced software development kit (SDK) allows game creators to easily integrate user-friendly matchmaking and tournaments into their titles to allow gamers to take part in competitive online games at all skill levels. esports organizers, players and communities use FACEIT to create and manage online competitions. For more information on FACEIT, please visit www.faceit.com.
Twitch is the world’s leading social video platform and community for gamers. Each month, more than 100 million community members gather to watch and talk about video games with more than 1.7 million broadcasters. Twitch’s video platform is the backbone of both live and on-demand distribution for the entire video game ecosystem. This includes game developers, publishers, media outlets, events, user generated content, and the entire esports scene. Twitch also features Twitch Creative, a category devoted to artists and the creative process. For more information about Twitch, visit the official website and blog.