ESL Pro League’s latest season, Season 5 will be streamed exclusively on Youtube. The latest live streaming platform by Youtube provides upto 4 hours of playback available to users. It does have several characteristics over the existing king of live streaming Twitch. Youtube provides a higher bit rate to streamers and as a result a better viewing experience for viewers.
For many viewers, Twitch’s lower bitrate end up in buffering videos and lower quality of streams. While the traditional US market has been the primary target for Twitch, remaining regions continue to stand neglected.
ESL Pro League to be exclusively streamed on YouTube Gaming, per sources.
S5 Final will take place in Dallas.https://t.co/L65TPPQdvn
— DeKay (@NWDeKay) January 6, 2017
This deal with Youtube comes with WESA’s deals with Youtube. It provides for exclusive streaming rights on the platform.
This decision comes days after the NA players decided to vote in favor of playing in the ESL Pro league over PEA. This has definitely put a boost in WESA’s plans for a league. It is to be seen how the players and the community react to this decision