Rumors: YouTube bought the rights to the ESL Pro League coverage [CS:GO]
09 January 2017
WESA Esports Association will sign an agreement with YouTube service, under which broadcast the tournament ESL Pro League for CS: GO will be held only on its gaming platform. This was reported by an insider Jarek «DeKay» Lewis, citing sources, approximate to the situation. By the way, the last season of ESL Pro League Season 4 ended with a victory Cloud9
According dekay, stream ESL Pro League will disappear with Twitch and other services in February, when the start-line of the fifth stage of the season. For many years the agreement is designed and what amount received from WESA YouTube, is unknown. DeKay also said LAN-finals of the upcoming season of the tournament date. They will be held June 3-4 in Dallas. Earlier ESL told that the total of the fifth and sixth seasons of the prize pool of $ 2 million. In December 2016 concluded a major deal strimerskuyu Riot Games.
She sold the subsidiary League Major League Baseball exclusive rights to broadcast on the League of Legends for 7 years for $ 300 million. The developer received a one-time payment of money and will claim a share of the revenue from the broadcast after they exceed the amount of the transaction. Despite the fact that Riot Games partner will develop its own platform, Twitch and YouTube will continue to show the professional matches. ESL holds two season Pro League in the year. The fourth series of the tournament ended in October 2016. It was the first championship for CS: GO, passed according to the rules WESA - eSports regulator which ESL has established with leading clubs of the world in May 2016.