Dreamhack and Twitch have announced a multi-year broadcasting deal. Recently ESL faced a lot of flak over their signing an exclusive broadcasting deal with Facebook and it was a very unfavorable decision at least from the viewers’ perspective.
The announcement led to a huge controversy with a senior personnel of ESL really taking to twitter and Reddit to counter the negative feedback provided by the community. Ultimately, ESL had to apologize after the huge uproar and negative feedback from the community both in CSGO and in Dota 2.
Obviously, in the long run, this might actually be good for the ESL and esports in general. It will be interesting to see how the deal will help shape up the esports industry.
Dreamhack events have been streamed on Twitch for about ten years now. Twitch will partner with Dreamhack for a variety of events over the course of the next few years.
The content agreement between the two companies includes all DreamHack subject matter, including DreamHack Open, Corsair DreamLeague, Corsair DreamHack Masters and DreamHack Fighting Game Championships. The deal also encompasses all 13 languages that DreamHack is broadcast in.
“Over the last decade, DreamHack has hosted numerous massive events that have played an important role in growing the competitive gaming scene,” said Justin Dellario, Head of Esports Programs, Twitch. “By letting Twitch shine our global spotlight on these amazing competitions and festivals, it has helped accelerate the industry’s growth even more to the delight of our fans around the world.”
Source and Direct quotes from Unikrn