It has been announced that the official stream for the upcoming Mad Catz CS:GO Invitational in Vienna will be provided by FACEIT TV.
The 10,000€ event in Vienna, Austria is only one week away and after announcing the complete team list today, the organizers have now revealed that they have reached an agreement with FACEIT TV, a broadcasting company which will aim to provide a high quality official stream in cooperation with Alienware as the main sponsors.
The action will be broadcasted from FACEIT studios in Milan, Italy and will feature four commentators in total, including DreamHack Winter caster and former Lions and fnatic player Björn "threat" Pers. Joining him are Heaven Media's Richard Lewis who has been casting ESEA Invite Europe this season, Simen "warclown" Aas Henriksen whom we've had a chance to hear on ESPlanet TV in the past, and Jay Atkins.
Here is the list of casters:
Björn "threat" Pers
Simen "warclown" Aas Henriksen
Roald van Buuren, Esports Coordinator at FACEIT gave the following statement regarding this announcement:
"We are very excited to start this cooperation with an established player like Heaven Media. With our top-end production, the casters and Heaven Media's expertise in hosting events we believe this will be a great experience for both the viewers and the players. It is our first step into the Counter-Strike scene, but just one of the many more to come in the future as we bring the FACEIT effect into CS:GO."
Heaven Media's Business Development Manager, Corin Cole, added:
"FACEIT TV's production values are fantastic and we are thrilled to be working with them and an amazing commentary team to bring the community live coverage of the Mad Catz CS:GO Invitational. I would also like to thank Alienware for their support as the sponsor of the official live stream, in addition to providing their powerful X51 gaming systems on which the tournament will take place. Make sure to tune in next weekend, this is an event you don’t want to miss!"
Although this will be the only official stream, it is said that GOTV will be available for those interested in controlling their own spectating experience.
Mad Catz CS:GO Invitational will take place in the Imperial Riding School Renaissance Hotel in Vienna from February 23rd-24th and HLTV.org will be on site to provide complete coverage.