ESL agrees streaming deal with Facebook for EPL and ESL One

Professeur
January 18th, 2018 15:29

ESL has announced that moving forward, two of their main CS:GO products will be broadcast on Facebook.

Following a year of ESL's CS:GO action being streamed on YouTube, the tournament organizer has announced that in 2018, their ESL Pro League and ESL One content will be streamed on Facebook.

Big events such as ESL One Cologne will from now on be broadcasted on Facebook

In the official announcement, ESL points out that Facebook's new additions, such as Facebook Watch that allows streaming in 1080p/60FPS and features such as "viewing with friends", make Facebook an attractive platform to broadcast gaming content. 

ESL and Facebook have made a deal for the next four seasons of ESL Pro League, meaning that the English and Portuguese streams will be accessible exclusively on Facebook until the end of Season 10, scheduled for December 2019. Along with that, the broadcasts of ESL One tournaments, in both CS:GO and DOTA 2, will also be exclusive to Facebook.

However, having a Facebook account won't be necessary to watch ESL's content, as embedded streams will be accessible at live.ESLOne.com and live.Proleague.com. It is also worth noting that, with no mention of IEM in the announcement, that tournament series most likely won't be streamed on Facebook.

ESL One Genting, a DOTA 2 event, will be the first one to be broadcast on Facebook, with the ESL Pro League, which starts on Feburary 13th, being the first CS:GO competition set to be shown on the new platform. 

#1
valde | 
Lithuania TaduKZ 
nice
2018-01-18 15:29
#2
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Mongolia Tendies 
sucks fuck the zuck, facebook video player is really bad
2018-01-18 15:30
#18
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Germany AdiZen 
Facebook in 2018 lul
2018-01-18 15:30
#137
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India Cutlass 
Seriously wtf.
2018-01-18 15:38
#213
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Netherlands TsunamiCow 
esport on facebook omegalul
2018-01-18 15:49
#317
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Brazil EnzoAirezZ 
Facebook on Facebook lul
2018-01-18 16:08
why
2018-01-18 16:13
#423
emagine | 
Turkey hwop 
why on hltv lol
2018-01-18 16:57
I don't know the password for my facebook account or email anymore wtf. Who uses facebook in 2018
2018-01-18 17:34
Ikr, they should have left STREAMING VIDEO (especially GAMES) to the VIDEO websites, not having it exclusively on fucking Facebook.
2018-01-18 20:03
Old people
2018-01-18 20:55
GG E SPORT STREAMING LUL
2018-01-18 15:38
#352
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Germany s2ily 
Agree... YouTube was totally fine. I even recommend Twitch with trash company Amazon behind more than F***book. However, money rules, so F***book payed a lot or presumably the same, but ESL wants to try out a new platform. Not a bad idea, but since I don't like Facebook at all and I would see them rather disappear from the landscape, I'm not a fan of that decision.
2018-01-18 16:17
#375
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Germany AdiZen 
dude amazon as a company for twitch is better
2018-01-18 16:28
#482
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Germany s2ily 
Amazon as a company is bad for many companies, humanity and shopping experience. It's all about the price and not the quality and content.
2018-01-18 18:45
#488
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Belgium Kakibrun 
That doesn't have anything to do with twitch?
2018-01-18 19:02
#489
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Germany s2ily 
It's tricky imo. Twitch sucks hard since Amazon acquired them. Sometimes 5(!) commercial in a row. They should've accepted the offer from YouTube back then.
2018-01-18 19:04
#490
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Belgium Kakibrun 
Hmm yeah, thats true.. its like 5 times the same one in a row too, so annoying.
2018-01-18 19:07
That could just be the streamer playing those ads cause i only get ads when i first click on a stream or whenever the streamer plays them
2018-01-18 20:57
#515
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Germany s2ily 
No the ads are definitely from Twitch/Amazon cuz it stays there: "This add is supporting bla bla..." And it was Amazon shitty serials and other bullshit.
2018-01-18 20:59
Use Ublock you wont see any of that shit
2018-01-18 20:59
#517
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Germany s2ily 
Doing it - UBlock Origin... the ads were on Smartphone though (I was not at home). But yea, I never experienced it on web IIANM.
2018-01-18 21:00
Ah good lol
2018-01-18 21:01
#519
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Germany s2ily 
xD
2018-01-18 21:01
Whining about ads in 2018? Get your life together and use an ad blocker.
2018-01-19 03:37
#549
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Germany s2ily 
I do. I meant ads on smartphone mate. There is no ad blocker. Only a few but they are horrible. ^^
2018-01-19 09:04
#509
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Netherlands Dust2isBest 
Youtube was great and fuck Twitch (I only hate because you can't pause live). If Facebook allows us to pause and move backwards, it's also fine. I don't leave hltv match page anyway,
2018-01-18 20:31
#510
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Germany s2ily 
True... I also think that YTG was and still is the best. Would be nice if all big streamers switch to YTG. Bye Twitch! :D
2018-01-18 20:33
#44
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World _EpiC_ 
they all want a piece of e-sports ass
2018-01-18 15:30
#79
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Turkey tastemycobra 
agreed, yt was bad; this is even worse.
2018-01-18 15:32
#479
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Bulgaria Grezko 
I will keep track of the scores but i am not watching this time... Youtube was a stretch - not gonan try facebook at all...
2018-01-18 18:41
#70
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Germany 0x5F3759DF 
What the fuck are they thinking
2018-01-18 15:32
#123
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Brazil LcSFzK 
The facebook player is really bad, fells bad mam
2018-01-18 15:36
HAHAHAJAJAJA you thought youtube was awkward
2018-01-18 15:46
#553
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Germany mary69 
true hahah
2018-01-19 14:54
#422
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Faroe Islands LIVING_MEME 
We instagram stories now bois
2018-01-18 16:56
Still better than Facebook! :D
2018-01-18 17:32
Bye bye ESL, nobody will miss you as you fade into irrelevance . . . . .
2018-01-18 18:44
second
2018-01-18 15:29
#265
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Brazil coldzao2 
WORSE AND WORSE EVERY SEASON UADHUAUHAUAHAUA
2018-01-18 15:55
#548
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United States gtmaniacmda 
season 11 we will have to download VODs from MEGA, we can't even watch it live
2018-01-19 08:42
#414
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France France98123 
well, dont have facebook, dont plan to have one, -1 viewer
2018-01-18 16:49
If you would have read the article u would know that there is no requirement of an account to watch the stream
2018-01-18 17:42
#456
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France Gneronimot 
The french stream is still on twitch
2018-01-18 17:53
#473
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United States ARKTYC 
Me too -1 viewer
2018-01-18 18:13
Me three -1 viewer
2018-01-18 21:43
#4
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Bulgaria Jaganci 
Facebooks streams are shit
2018-01-18 15:29
#379
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India bozzmob 
+1 so true.
2018-01-18 16:31
Is this a troll?
2018-01-18 15:29
i know right?! i dont even have Facebook...
2018-01-18 18:00
#472
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North America Foxaika 
If you read it says you don't need an account.
2018-01-18 18:09
Facebook streaming is horrible! Their CDN is from third-party centers (Amazon's I believe), even with a good connection people might randomly buffering
2018-01-18 20:54
hahahhaha wtf
2018-01-18 15:29
#77
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Poland 0VERATED 
I thought exactly like you. This is fucking bullshit for money. Now EPL will have 5 k viewers per match
2018-01-18 15:32
>Now EPL will have 5 viewers per match
2018-01-18 15:47
>Now EPL will have 0,005 viewers per match
2018-01-18 15:54
That's still 5 bro
2018-01-18 16:01
#337
nex | 
Germany TiwaZ 
How is that still 5?
2018-01-18 16:13
#511
God | 
Russia STDGod 
No decimal, there's a comma. This indicates that the first digit is the thousands and the last digit is the one-digit numbers.
2018-01-18 20:42
#522
nex | 
Germany TiwaZ 
A comma is the decimal indicator.
2018-01-18 21:17
#534
God | 
Russia STDGod 
So 1,000 is 1.0?
2018-01-18 23:01
#543
nex | 
Germany TiwaZ 
Yup. One thousand can be written 1000 or 1.000
2018-01-19 06:31
#557
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North America xAriana 
yeah.... but 5 and 0,005 isn't same?
2018-01-19 23:01
No in lots of eu countrys we use . for thousands Its the exact oposite
2018-01-18 16:14
That's not 5.
2018-01-18 16:26
, and . are swapped in US
2018-01-18 16:34
wtf
2018-01-18 15:29
#8
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North America ropzGOD 
Worst decision they couldve done..
2018-01-18 15:30
#128
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Sweden ConaN007 
Money talks..
2018-01-18 15:37
WTF
2018-01-18 15:30
Lol
2018-01-18 15:30
#11
Nifty | 
Switzerland hermitt 
wow
2018-01-18 15:30
#12
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Netherlands Lynch^_^ 
Pure cancer from ESL hope they fucking die like the pieces of money grabbing shit they are.
2018-01-18 15:30
#13
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Czech Republic thek!ng 
Whyyyy
2018-01-18 15:30
wth
2018-01-18 15:30
This is GG, everybody cried about YouTube and now this is really disgusting
2018-01-18 15:30
#80
suicide | 
Slovakia LINF 
well youtube is shit comparing to twitch stream wise but this facebook shit is whole new level lol
2018-01-18 15:32
#148
NiKo | 
Montenegro G1EX 
+1
2018-01-18 15:40
Youtube>twitch allday
2018-01-18 16:00
#305
suicide | 
Slovakia LINF 
for me Twitch is far superior to YT with features like audio only stream or theatre mod , also chat is much more entertaining and isnt laggy as hell even when 200000 people are spamming simultaneously also I dont know why but I can easily handle 1080p twitch streams while sometimes YT streams are buffering every few secs on 480p for me etc ... Just my 2cents
2018-01-18 16:05
#325
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Slovakia Reve_nant 
Why do you need chat while you are watching?
2018-01-18 16:10
#340
suicide | 
Slovakia LINF 
its not a neccesity but I find it fun to read through chat especially on boring rounds such as anti-ecos
2018-01-18 16:13
#356
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Faroe Islands I_Oof_myself 
+1
2018-01-18 16:19
#434
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United States DervGuy 
+1 No one seems to get this.
2018-01-18 17:15
must be hella interesting reading Kappapride spam etc
2018-01-18 18:47
I thought we were in the TriHard spam meta?
2018-01-18 21:02
cmonBruh
2018-01-18 21:58
+1 YouTube needs the emotes
2018-01-18 18:45
#538
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Indonesia linekerrr 
+1
2018-01-19 01:07
#332
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Poland cinos 
Thanks for someone mentioning this. There is no way watching stream and chat with that many people on youtube. It's super laggy. Also +1 for regular buffering even on low res. However, facebook is gonna be even worse, so I just don't know what to say.
2018-01-18 16:12
#347
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Slovakia LINF 
FB is indeed gonna be worse , nothing we can do my friend ,
2018-01-18 16:15
XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
2018-01-18 15:30
#17
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Turkey CHAMPTZ 
k we are still alive However, having a Facebook account won't be necessary to watch ESL's content, as embedded streams will be accessible at live.ESLOne.com and live.Proleague.com. It is also worth noting that, with no mention of IEM in the announcement, that tournament series most likely won't be streamed on Facebook.
2018-01-18 15:32
Normally watch in the website is not cleanest than the real videos platforms. Just shit.
2018-01-18 15:55
ok
2018-01-18 15:30
wtf is this from twitch to youtube to youtube to facebook I know money is important but..
2018-01-18 15:30
LMAO when you thought it couldn't get any worst! What's next? Streaming on fucking instagram? lol
2018-01-18 15:44
#315
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Spain VIKTORAL 
Hahahaha on pintereat
2018-01-18 16:08
Esl would even stream on tumblr if they gave esl the money lul
2018-01-18 16:27
snapchat
2018-01-18 17:51
#22
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Greenland AkiKleist 
Lmao, 360p stream, nice
2018-01-18 15:30
who wants to watch a facebook stream?
2018-01-18 15:30
Sounds like only the english and portuguese streams will be there. We still have 99damage on twitch for ESL :P
2018-01-18 17:06
lets hope its just portuguese and english stream :D
2018-01-18 17:53
#496
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Cyprus Swishh_ 
i swear if 99damage moves to fb im done
2018-01-18 19:50
WTF RIP CSGO VIEWERSHIP
2018-01-18 15:32
you don't have to. did you even read the article?
2018-01-18 15:31
WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT
2018-01-18 15:32
wouldn't wanna make a judgement call after reading the article.
2018-01-18 15:32
However, having a Facebook account won't be necessary to watch ESL's content, as embedded streams will be accessible at live.ESLOne.com and live.Proleague.com.
2018-01-18 15:55
Nobody watches from those platforms though. People watch from Twitch and Youtube. Anybody who'se spent any considerable time watching CS:GO tourneys get streamed knows that any stream embedded in a a site (be it via Youtube/Twitch) is considerably worse in quality and buffers likes crazy.
2018-01-18 20:06
for sure but if you don't wanna use FB pr its blocked at work/school its better than nothing
2018-01-18 20:27
The streams are still embedded through FB. You can't outrun the FB player, no matter where you watch it. It's an exclusivity deal ):
2018-01-18 21:55
ripperino
2018-01-18 22:14
go back to twitch wtf
2018-01-18 15:30
#26
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Denmark johankhs 
Why
2018-01-18 15:30
#384
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Australia JingleBells 
In it for the money obviously
2018-01-18 16:33
Facebook is shit in stream.
2018-01-18 15:30
#458
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Slovakia misk0 
Facebook is shit in everything
2018-01-18 17:54
#28
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Slovenia Fl3xie 
why
2018-01-18 15:30
#30
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Lithuania AvaIon 
unbelievable lmfao
2018-01-18 15:30
#31
MSL | 
World Houzzy 
LUL
2018-01-18 15:30
RIP
2018-01-18 15:30
#33
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Europe LegacyMLG 
ggg wtf
2018-01-18 15:30
WTF
2018-01-18 15:30
#35
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Poland Greavick 
xD
2018-01-18 15:30
#36
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Norway Phancy11 
Epic fail
2018-01-18 15:30
i only hope it isnt the only streaming site they use because watching gameplay on FB is pure cancer
2018-01-18 15:30
#50
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Germany Cyasera 
unfortunately I think it will be... Edit: yes it will be... "The duration of the deal wasn't disclosed, but it is known that English and Portuguese broadcasts of ESL One tournaments as well as the ESL Pro League will from now on be shown exclusively on Facebook."
2018-01-18 15:32
"However, having a Facebook account won't be necessary to watch ESL's content, as embedded streams will be accessible at live.ESLOne.com and live.Proleague.com."
2018-01-18 15:33
#155
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India Cutlass 
Still, though.
2018-01-18 15:40
#162
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Germany t_mmey 
honestly though, that's porbably not gonna be any better than watching on actual facebook
2018-01-18 15:42
#348
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Poland cinos 
it's just external popup still using the same site (facebook)
2018-01-18 16:15
#38
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World Zayts3v 
Wtf esl
2018-01-18 15:30
#39
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Germany Cyasera 
even worse than youtube...
2018-01-18 15:30
wtf??? Facebook streaming is so bad.
2018-01-18 15:30
#41
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Hungary R4MMy 
wtf is this shit?
2018-01-18 15:30
#42
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Sweden zl1ze 
wtf why
2018-01-18 15:30
AHAHHAH why who use Facebook lmao
2018-01-18 15:30
#98
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Poland 0VERATED 
13 yo kids to take selfies ... Fuck esl
2018-01-18 15:34
No brain but you should read the post I will watch always on Twitch or YT if Twitch not allowed
2018-01-18 15:35
#417
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Poland 0VERATED 
Yes but I just want to say that Facebook is something for fucking kids that need attention
2018-01-18 16:51
I Know
2018-01-18 18:36
No 10yo use fb 13yo use insta
2018-01-18 16:15
I do, but just to post a room i have to rent lel
2018-01-18 15:45
Yeah for something that no one cares ;)
2018-01-18 15:47
yep, once maybe every year haha
2018-01-18 15:47
RIP ESL
2018-01-18 15:31
Oh no pls
2018-01-18 15:31
Why not stream on shit like hitbox that way
2018-01-18 15:31
Hitbox > fb video tbh
2018-01-18 15:31
Yes probably but who cares
2018-01-18 15:32
I care lol
2018-01-18 15:34
Let's all go back to twitch because they have an audio only option.
2018-01-18 15:31
Yeah I agree. I don't know why tournament organisers hate twitch now.
2018-01-18 15:32
Probably offered less money or incentives to use twitch. Facebook and YouTube have massive bankrolls to throw at trying to start something no one likes. One should just buy twitch and call it a day.
2018-01-18 15:36
Amazon owns twitch right now, and I doubt they'll give it up any time soon
2018-01-18 15:42
Oh word I didn't know that. Yea they definitely won't give it up if that's the case
2018-01-18 15:44
true but Amazon doesn't need to do shit to keep twitch on top at this point, there's huge market inertia working in their favour. Google and Facebook are trying to break into a market they're still minority players in, which is why they need to cut deals and toss around sacks of cash
2018-01-18 15:47
Also there's the prime thing, I get amazon prime since I'm a student, and that means I get free twitch prime too
2018-01-18 15:48
lol i completely misread ur original comment, but ill leave the above unedited anyway
2018-01-18 15:48
I hope it doesn't stick though, viewing figures will probs fall again like they did when ESL moved to youtube
2018-01-18 15:49
ofc, they'll fall off even harder. Streams are obnoxiously hard to find on youtube's page. Imagine how hard they'll be to find through facebook
2018-01-18 15:50
Christ yeah, I downloaded YouTube gaming cuz it made it a little easier, but I deleted it because it wasn't worth the space.
2018-01-18 15:50
It would be pretty cool if Facebook had the streams in your main news feed though.
2018-01-18 15:51
#51
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United Kingdom Fizzhaz 
WElp lessgo
2018-01-18 15:31
facebook is ded
2018-01-18 15:31
Must be a pretty good deal for them, since viewership is bound to take a hit from this.
2018-01-18 15:31
I don't use facebook for anything gaming related, and defo won't be watching any streams on there. Horrible decision.
2018-01-18 15:31
Lmao, exactly what I thought
2018-01-18 15:35
Wtffff fuck this. Facebook is just so bad.
2018-01-18 15:31
#56
KARMY | 
United States MDDDDDD 
No one uses this shit platform rip ESL [*]
2018-01-18 15:31
The only thing worst than YouTube streaming
2018-01-18 15:31
+infinity
2018-01-18 15:32
Facebook makes YouTube look like the best streaming experience around
2018-01-18 16:13
#59
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Russia v1p3rrr 
.... Facebook is the worst shit i have ever seen Facebook streams rly Everyone is watching streams on twitch and sometimes YT. not fkin facebook or somewhere else. you are idiots esl
2018-01-18 15:31
shit
2018-01-18 15:31
0 viewers incoming lmao
2018-01-18 15:31
Tinder when
2018-01-18 15:31
#64
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Belgium St0n3RaC00n 
Tf
2018-01-18 15:31
#66
kNgV- | 
Cyprus TANERTT 
Next station will be instagram
2018-01-18 15:31
Yeah Instagram then Snapchat lmaooo
2018-01-18 15:33
The first face is AdreN, he hits the ground *interrupted go to next snap*
2018-01-18 16:10
#105
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Slovakia LINF 
lmao
2018-01-18 15:35
yeah, and then will be exclusive for Iphones I believe
2018-01-18 15:46
so true lol
2018-01-18 16:01
#69
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Sweden Donger89 
Wth
2018-01-18 15:32
Nobody gonna watch lul
2018-01-18 15:32
what a joke
2018-01-18 15:32
#73
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Hungary Bonte 
I don't really know why people are freaking out about this, it's not even bad. The quality will be same, and I'm sure your comments in the chat won't be on anyone's news feed. There are some extra features listed in the article as well, not major ones for sure, but it's good to have them. And it should help esports to grow bigger, but of course it won't because everyone is so childish that they won't watch it on facebook.
2018-01-18 15:32
#103
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Netherlands Lynch^_^ 
Fuck off Facebook is a cancer to society and the money grabbing fucks at ESL will re-think their decision after they have 1k viewers on every tournament they stream
2018-01-18 15:35
#121
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Slovakia LINF 
facebook probably paying way too much to ESL to care about viewership so ....
2018-01-18 15:36
#126
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Netherlands Lynch^_^ 
Yea fuck them lmao shit fucking company.
2018-01-18 15:37
It's not that, it's the fact that Twitch is a platform everyone is familiar with and it works fine!!! it has worked fine for everything so far so why are they trying to make us adapt to new shit every few months.
2018-01-18 15:39
#275
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Hungary Bonte 
money, of course
2018-01-18 15:59
#299
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Russia ImNotRussian 
Id rather watch the russian stream on twitch because i can find it in 1 sec. On Facebook and youtube u have to search for it. And i can't even watch YouTube streams bc they all buffering for me even tho i can watch atleast 5 twitchstream at the same time with 1080p60fps without any problem
2018-01-18 16:04
See even though I don’t like the UI and stuff for YouTube, I have to admit it buffers much better for me on my potato internet
2018-01-18 16:14
#353
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Russia ImNotRussian 
I have really good internet and its still buffers. Even on different browser or the app on my phone/iPad
2018-01-18 16:17
Yeah see I view on mobile a lot and I will say the twitch app for mobile is cancer, you literally have to touch your screen sometimes and it switches you to another stream but on pc I think twitch is better overall
2018-01-18 16:20
#462
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United States f00bar 
No one has a "news feed" because no one uses the dataminer known as faceberg
2018-01-18 17:59
YouTube was acceptable but wtf is is this facebook mess?
2018-01-18 15:32
now this is worse than youtube. gj ESL.
2018-01-18 15:32
Fuck that, Facebook sucks nearly as much as sixer lmao
2018-01-18 15:33
#82
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Sweden Div-\ 
Facebook is shit.
2018-01-18 15:33
hahahhhahahh wtf
2018-01-18 15:33
esl is pulling more and more bullshit luckily for us their tournaments arent even worth watching these days aside from cologne
2018-01-18 15:33
#125
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Germany t_mmey 
cologne #1 though :/ If that's gonna be on facebook i dont even care, i will see it live :D
2018-01-18 15:36
#182
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Germany HLTVBach 
Same, third year in a row 8)
2018-01-18 15:45
#185
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Germany t_mmey 
Last year i was there for the first time, but i will never miss it again
2018-01-18 15:46
#85
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Israel geturlolon 
i’m sure they’ll have great viewer numbers, just like all those pros who streamed on fb, oh wait....
2018-01-18 15:33
xDDDD
2018-01-18 16:00
#310
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Russia ImNotRussian 
Even on YouTube the best ProLeague games had like 30k viewers on the english stream because of Youtube
2018-01-18 16:06
First April? I dont even want to know how much money YouTube paid and how insanely much Facebook is gonna Pay considering the massive Viewer Drop that it is gonna cost to Broadcast this on shitty Facebook instead of Twitch... has to be an inhuman amount of money to be profitable for them
2018-01-18 15:33
#119
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Germany t_mmey 
exactly what i was thinking. seems like they will only do the ex-youtube exclusives on facebook, so events will be on twitch, but this is seriously fucked up.
2018-01-18 15:36
exactly that brother!
2018-01-18 15:37
this is real life ? what about ppl like my what dont have acount on this shit facebook ?
2018-01-18 15:33
#104
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Germany t_mmey 
it says there you dont need an account, i still think this decision is 0/8 tho
2018-01-18 15:35
+1
2018-01-18 15:37
#89
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Austria donnie_ 
>having no friends > watching csgo pick 2
2018-01-18 15:33
My condolences. But youll get over it
2018-01-18 15:45
Clearly they don't earn any money from viewership which is why they are doing this. This partnership probably pays for all the leagues and tournaments.
2018-01-18 15:33
YouTube was fine, people watch videos there everyday and livestreaming wasn't that bad and tbh after a while I really liked it. But Facebook? really? it's a fucking social media platform not a livestreaming platform like twitch or a video platform like YouTube. Even if they pull it off and it's perfect, no one wants to go to Facebook to watch a livestream. This is why CSGO is dying, no one is willing to sacrifice money to give the fans what they want.
2018-01-18 15:35
Twitch always worked fine, everyone used it. After a while so did YouTube but now they are trying to get us used to Facebook? We can't just go on a new website every day. Especially considering all the controversy around Facebook gathering your private data.
2018-01-18 15:47
sadly, this
2018-01-18 15:51
#92
f0rest | 
Serbia dankooo 
retards
2018-01-18 15:33
Wtf
2018-01-18 15:33
YOU HAVE TO BE JOKING
2018-01-18 15:33
OMEGALUL First youtube, NOW FACEBOOK AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH XDXDDXD XDXAXAXAXAXAXA JAJAJJAJAJA KKKKKKKKKK
2018-01-18 15:34
#97
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Germany t_mmey 
We don't have april yet so please tell me this is just some sick joke. what the actual fuck are they thinking??? Youtube was already not the best idea, but facebook exclusive?! you gotta be fucking kidding
2018-01-18 15:34
#465
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United States f00bar 
This would be the greatest april fool's joke.
2018-01-18 18:02
#545
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Germany t_mmey 
unfortunately i don't think it is ...
2018-01-19 07:33
#99
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Spain akproxx 
100 viewers inc
2018-01-18 15:34
HAHAHAHAHAHAHHA
2018-01-18 15:34
RIP ESL
2018-01-18 15:34
Facebook has dabbed its toes into trying to stream other esports, and it hasn't really been that successful. In the end, however, ESL need money to operate. NA EPL viewership was already bad and it's only going to get worse.
2018-01-18 15:35
lol , whats wrong with facebook? watched balls game at facebook twice and everything was fine , no lag with 130k wievers~, good quality. Ofcourse twitch is best places for memes and smyle spam at chat , but if u only want to watch cs is dosent matter where , twitch , youtube or facebook.
2018-01-18 15:35
#466
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United States f00bar 
It's the mother of all dataminers and no one wants to use it
2018-01-18 18:03
#107
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Brazil davidzor 
Thank god there will be streams on twitch with another language option. I just hate Facebook.
2018-01-18 15:35
I thank the Russians and the Brazilians for making their own high quality streams <3
2018-01-18 15:37
#212
suicide | 
Slovakia LINF 
Seems like I will speak Russian fluently by the end of the year thanks to ESL
2018-01-18 15:49
#186
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Portugal dracø 
+1, hope bida streams this
2018-01-18 15:46
#109
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Germany fLakz 
wtf hahaha
2018-01-18 15:35
lmao and I believed you couldn't go any lower than youtube
2018-01-18 15:35
#113
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United States jaeger_steam 
Welp, there goes pro league viewership... Who the fuck is in charge of this decision? Clearly not in touch with the viewer base in any sort of capacity...
2018-01-18 15:35
#114
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United States ObKnoxious 
Another year of watching the non English stream on Twitch I guess.
2018-01-18 15:35
#149
suicide | 
Slovakia LINF 
indeed , feelsbadman .
2018-01-18 15:40
from bad to worse
2018-01-18 15:36
#117
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Turkey emre114 
Rip 60 fps :(
2018-01-18 15:36
holy shit. twitch is the best learn about it
2018-01-18 15:36
#120
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Paraguay HighAIching 
2017: stream on youtube 2018: stream on facebook 2019: skype streams inc get ready
2018-01-18 15:36
2019 pay tv or pay per watch
2018-01-18 15:41
I guess only available on pay tv next or something cuz always just getting more shite. x DDD
2018-01-18 15:37
Thank god you are able to watch at live.ESLone.com and live.proleague.com... holy fucking christ what a sellout this is, didnt they learn from the youtube live the reduce of viewers? Just stream on twitch, it is the best platform. Idiots...
2018-01-18 15:37
#127
Europe Iaz 
RIP Boys
2018-01-18 15:37
#131
loWel | 
Spain GonGon 
wtf....?
2018-01-18 15:37
LMAO rip viewership I'll just not watch then I guess, I don't use and I won't use Facebook for games related stuff
2018-01-18 15:37
ahahhahahaah
2018-01-18 15:37
We want Twitch. Everyone wants Twitch. Nobody wants Youtube, Facebook or anything like that. lol'd
2018-01-18 15:38
Dont include everybody in your statement some people preferred youtube
2018-01-18 16:02
#468
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United States f00bar 
I preferred it aswell. I could use Tmobile BingeOn and watch EPL on my phone without using data.
2018-01-18 18:05
Personally I preferred the quality and playback that YouTube offered. It also seemed to load a lot better than twitch
2018-01-18 16:45
#138
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Ireland lander1337 
HAHAHAH fuck you esl. I hate you so much.
2018-01-18 15:38
lol. RIP in peace ESL no major until 2020 at least...
2018-01-18 15:39
I think they will only learn when everybody stops watching them, from this moment fuck ESL and their tournaments
2018-01-18 15:39
#469
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United States f00bar 
+1 boycott
2018-01-18 18:06
#142
liTTle | 
CIS Dowa) 
say bye to viewers
2018-01-18 15:39
#143
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North America r3p0rt 
wtf is this shit who the fuck uses facebook as a streaming platform for esports twitch was perfect even youtube was fine i don't understand any other reason than the money ESL gets from this deal and I don't care about the bigger pricepools they get with this deal they will lose a huge amount of viewership because no one wants to watch games on facebook
2018-01-18 15:39
imagine being so out of touch with your audience that u actually put stream on facebook x DDDD, that or money must be rly good with the deal xd...
2018-01-18 15:40
am I the only one who doesn't give a shit?
2018-01-18 15:40
Jesus! What the fuck are they doing over esl. Youtube qas already shit but now facebook? Why cant you just stay on twitch ffs
2018-01-18 15:40
#172
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Germany t_mmey 
M O N E Y
2018-01-18 15:44
So out of touch with the viewership
2018-01-18 15:48
#218
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Germany t_mmey 
yeah exactly, i just can't imagine what's going through their heads thinking this is a good idea...
2018-01-18 15:49
Esls never gonna host a major ever
2018-01-18 15:51
#251
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Germany t_mmey 
i really hoped to have cologne major again :(
2018-01-18 15:53
Rip your dream.
2018-01-18 16:03
#300
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Germany t_mmey 
yes indeed :(
2018-01-18 16:04
#150
NiKo | 
Sweden Oscar_D 
This is only good for one reason and one only. In sweden with some phone companies you'll waste no mobil surf while using social media e.g.e facebook, twitter and so on.
2018-01-18 15:40
Wtf is this shit lmao.. rip 50k viewers
2018-01-18 15:40
So my 2k friends will all know that i watch csgo in my sparetime? Fuck that shit
2018-01-18 15:40
#170
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Germany t_mmey 
thats what i was thinking too lol my schoolmates are already making jokes when they see me commenting on some gaming stuff, they gonna fucking rek me when i watch fricking livestreams lul
2018-01-18 15:43
Yeah, excatly. I wanna watch csgo alone, without everyone knowing it
2018-01-18 15:45
#184
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Germany t_mmey 
+1
2018-01-18 15:45
Then theyre no good friends tbh. But i gotta admit i wouldnt wanna let anyone on facebook know what im watching cuz they must not know shit about what i watch in my sparetime.
2018-01-18 15:50
#246
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Germany t_mmey 
well it's just in a funny kinda way, but still - like you - just don't have anyone knowing what i watch and don't watch lel
2018-01-18 15:52
Yeah same, I will have to make a fake fb account for that lol
2018-01-18 15:48
#350
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Slovakia Reve_nant 
You dont have to be logged in to fb to watch it
2018-01-18 16:16
#393
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India bozzmob 
Lol. FB forces you to login.
2018-01-18 16:40
#154
xeta | 
World 1rks 
Well, less reasons to watch. The regular season is boring af anyways.
2018-01-18 15:40
#156
JORDAN | 
Jordan LBJ 
I hope ESL will die now. Fucking greedy retards.
2018-01-18 15:41
why not twitch? failfish
2018-01-18 15:41
#160
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Korea Kalaxia 
What a fucking joke...
2018-01-18 15:41
#161
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Luxembourg alex24 
streams on tinder next pls
2018-01-18 15:42
#164
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Germany t_mmey 
+11111111111111
2018-01-18 15:42
#165
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Australia SHAMALOV 
rip ESL
2018-01-18 15:42
no more ESL majors then? because you can't connect steam to facebook to get major drops
2018-01-18 15:42
inb4 'connect steam with fb'
2018-01-18 15:44
i doubt that steam don't care to make new stuff anymore they just earn money for doing nothing now
2018-01-18 15:45
Steam accounts can already be connected to Facebook to find friends and stuff
2018-01-18 16:42
great! so it's all setup to disappoint everyone
2018-01-19 01:03
ok, youtube was ok, because for me the streams often worked better, but this is just bs
2018-01-18 15:43
#168
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United States teh_al3x 
Stupidest idea ever
2018-01-18 15:43
wtf? next thing you know majors will be streamed on azubu and that malware crap D!ngit.tv
2018-01-18 15:43
holy shit I remember those haha What even happened to azubu? some t3 online games were streamed on it with Daboo casting but never heard of it again.
2018-01-18 15:45
Azubu baught this french streaming service, I think hitbox or so. Azubu has done major shady stuff, like signing streaming contracts with alot of korean LoL and SC II pros and then never pay them. They also signed contracts to stream CS:GO stuff and never payed the TOs the money, meaning no prizemoney in the end for the teams/players. It is rumored that Azubu was just a major money laundering maschine for some shady korean people (you can ask the current operater of ELEAGUE, Min Sik about it, he was part of this shit).
2018-01-18 15:50
#234
suicide | 
Slovakia LINF 
I would honestly prefer thoose instead of facebook
2018-01-18 15:51
#470
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United States f00bar 
I member dingshit
2018-01-18 18:07
#175
 | 
Portugal dracø 
Normiebook lul Fuck that, give us twitch..
2018-01-18 15:44
twitch > yt > fb
2018-01-18 15:45
#181
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North America r3p0rt 
This has been the worst trade deal in the history of trade deals, maybe ever
2018-01-18 15:45
#187
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Estonia jossd 
rip ESL
2018-01-18 15:46
xD fuck that, I won't watch directly ZUCK FUCKERBERG and FUCK FACEBOOK oh wait
2018-01-18 15:46
#190
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United Kingdom jMz86 
It's absolutely sad that they are using the streaming platforms to make money by doing deals with certain streamers. Can't they just make it available on all platforms so that we can watch it where we want to?
2018-01-18 15:46
If you pay ESL 3 Million $ per season, they stream on any plattform you want.
2018-01-18 15:47
#334
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United Kingdom jMz86 
That was exactly my point xD lol it's bullshit.
2018-01-18 16:13
No, its normal. Brithis PL makes Billions by selling their "streaming" rights. Its is how every sport finances major parts, by selling the broadcasting rights. If you want big prizepools and big tournaments, you will need to sell streaming rights in the future. Have you seen the numbers for Blast Pro Series? They made 8 Million Danish Crones (arround 1 Million $) by getting tax payer money. They only made 1.5 Million danish crones by "TV income" and 3 Million crones by "sponsors". Without the tax payer money, they would have made arround 500k $ net lose. Which organiser, who does not get tax payer money shoved in their ass can fund this? Yeah, Valve majors, because !drop and the free prizepool money from valve, but else? You either sell your streaming rights or you go bankrupt, if you are not a rich TV network or money launders from russia. ESL needs to make money as a private company and streaming on twitch brings nothing. So again, pay ESl 3 Million dollar and watch where you want. But dont call financing tournaments, that you can still watch in your freetime bullshit. Edit: Link to Blast Pro Series Money numbers kk.dk/sites/default/files/edoc/a55007cc-..
2018-01-18 16:24
Fuck Twitch. These lazy asses sit on their close to monopoly, havent improved their services for years and are still a shit streaming side. They qualitiy is just garbage, in low regions like 360p they look like 144p potato streams, while youtube and even fucking bad shit azubu looked watchable in 360p, while their high qualitiy streams 1080p are not open for everybody and the bitrate is so low, that every 1080p stream looks like a upscaled 720p or worse. Still you cannot rewind automaticly, there is still not "live" button, embedding doesnt work, the video/VOD section is quite terrible and still has bugs and buffers, they still mute videos due to played music (at least in my country) and for fuck sake they only build on their shit app instead of fixing the site. And what is their app for? After first installation it puts itself into your autostart, so you can directly play minecraft out of it... disgusting. I had high hopes for twitch after amazon baught it... but they did nothing to improve the quality thanks to the monopoly. On the other hand, youtube has great crystal clear streams and great features for the viewers. Man even freaking azubu was better in term of stream quality, and azubu was the greatest junk of earth in all other regards. That ESL streams on facebook is great, the more exclusive deals youtube and facebook make, the more is shit twitch forced to step up their game.
2018-01-18 15:47
You make a point, but people would still rather use twitch despite that because they are familiar with it, same with YouTube. Tbh YouTube for Online Leagues and Twitch for the big tournaments was the go two thing, it was working fine before and everyone was happy with it but now they want to change it again.
2018-01-18 15:50
People are lazy asses and still use google to type in webstie domain names. It does not hurt when some small tournament move over to youtube, but it hurts when major CS:GO events moved away, when Blizzard would stream Overwatch exclusive on their MLG player (another player better then Twitch) and Tencent streams LoL only on Weechat (biggest lul, would laugh hard). Twitch needs to be put in their space, or they become the microsoft in streaming, a company that someone named after his dick and acts like that. Only doing the minorest thing needed and answers everything with "go to linux, lul... oh you dont know how to do that and needed software doesnt run there... poor you". Twitch currently has an undeserved monopoly and thus gives mediocre user experience. I would rather watch a major on Facebook live (disgusting, I know) than having everything on twitch. Just to get them back to work.
2018-01-18 15:56
#195
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Netherlands Funtobedavid 
JUST RETURN TO FUCKING TWITCH.
2018-01-18 15:47
+1
2018-01-18 15:50
#196
f0rest | 
Slovakia axelis 
ROFL
2018-01-18 15:47
wtf is that?
2018-01-18 15:47
#199
flusha | 
Netherlands davin 
xDDDD
2018-01-18 15:47
#200
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Poland TGPL 
idc lol
2018-01-18 15:47
-1
2018-01-18 15:47
#204
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Brazil savagelucas 
Bad decision
2018-01-18 15:48
#204
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Brazil savagelucas 
Bad decision
2018-01-18 15:48
#207
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Sweden naturen 
hahahah okay
2018-01-18 15:48
#208
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Australia closet 
and I thought youtube was bad this is just fucking retarded
2018-01-18 15:48
This is actually one of the worst trade in deals in the history of trade deals.
2018-01-18 15:49
o m e g a l u l
2018-01-18 15:49
GG so cologne won't be a major again... :( Fucking retards ESL
2018-01-18 15:49
sadly it will never be a major again probably :/
2018-01-18 15:56
Maybe it could have been. But no way Valve would agree if it's streamed on facebook. I will go to Cologne LAN event and watch it live, but I won't watch EPL on fucking facebook... Seems like ESL is actively trying to kill their events and brand.
2018-01-18 15:58
Valve decided already what will be the next major and didnt announce it. I guess ESL didnt get it (they honestly dont need it, ESL One Cologne is still the bigh thing in the summer) and thus proceeded to include ESL One events in the ProLeague streaming rights pack.
2018-01-18 16:00
maybe also cause esl unbanned the ibp players i dont know might be ^^
2018-01-18 16:05
Son of a bitch I don’t have facebook
2018-01-18 15:49
you can watch the games under live.ESLOne.com and live.Proleague.com without a facebook account.
2018-01-18 16:08
Thanks
2018-01-18 16:04
#221
BnTeT | 
Germany cucKing 
LOL no one is going to watch on that shit site, thanks ESL for killing CS oh wait cs is already dead
2018-01-18 15:50
so why are u here?
2018-01-18 15:50
#235
BnTeT | 
Germany cucKing 
why should I not be here?
2018-01-18 15:51
"cs is already dead", why would you spend ur free time on a site connected with csgo then?
2018-01-18 15:52
#250
BnTeT | 
Germany cucKing 
you actually fell for the bait lol as if I would seriously think cs is dead
2018-01-18 15:53
I will never treat something as a bait when it is written by German sry
2018-01-18 15:54
#267
BnTeT | 
Germany cucKing 
understandable, have a nice day
2018-01-18 15:56
#222
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Malaysia byaIi 
lol
2018-01-18 15:50
Who the fuck uses facebook in 2018 LMAO
2018-01-18 15:50
gg esl retards
2018-01-18 15:50
#270
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Romania ECObra12 
+1
2018-01-18 15:57
#233
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Brazil prkz0r 
I see april fools came early this year.
2018-01-18 15:51
Absolutely killing the Guys who watched it on their playstation or smart tv...
2018-01-18 15:51
I mean there is a fb vid app on my 6 series samsung tv
2018-01-18 16:06
Oh ok didnt know but the twitch and youtube app are already quite bad so..
2018-01-18 16:07
Twitch is shitty on tv and on my ps3 (age old wifi antenna) On yt i only use my phone as the remote And fb vid on tv is Well it is THE SHITTYEST WAY TO WATCH CS
2018-01-18 16:13
just kys
2018-01-18 15:52
fucc zucc
2018-01-18 15:52
what a shit, facebook bitrate is so fucking low
2018-01-18 15:52
shit
2018-01-18 15:53
hahahaahahah
2018-01-18 15:52
#244
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Finland Nikkoton 
ESL selling out nobody will watch their stream anymore but they only care about the money
2018-01-18 15:52
#247
Friis | 
Canada uhJake 
Fb video is trashh xdxd. Ew all the hearts n random emojis. Rip
2018-01-18 15:52
omg are you trolling
2018-01-18 15:53
Now we know why the ESL LANS prizes are so big KappaRoss
2018-01-18 15:53
Whell, now i guess, it is time to watch from browser on my tablet with poor quality that i cant change. Or watch on Russian only (starladder5) , which i think i will probably do since they are still on twitch. Freaking esl, only muricants using facepoop and you do this to all world.
2018-01-18 15:53
I dont know russian But i will watch cologne on sl or ruhub
2018-01-18 16:05
#324
suicide | 
Slovakia LINF 
Dont worry mate we will learn Russian by the end of the year thanks to ESL
2018-01-18 16:10
this is going to be the event where the grand final has 200 viewers
2018-01-18 15:54
True. I dont even feel like those tournaments are relevant at all
2018-01-18 15:55
JEWS JEWS JEWS!
2018-01-18 15:54
Rip esl xD
2018-01-18 15:54
What a joke
2018-01-18 15:54
Jesus christ that is so fucking stupid.
2018-01-18 15:54
WTF? GG FU ESL
2018-01-18 15:55
Holy mother of autism
2018-01-18 15:55
LUL
2018-01-18 15:56
#271
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Japan FaZeColdzera 
now i see the purpose of my unlimited data for fb
2018-01-18 15:57
worst thing i have ever seen
2018-01-18 15:58
lets realtalk, are you fucking retarded
2018-01-18 15:58
#277
QRUSH | 
Ukraine b1azed 
why no twitch?
2018-01-18 16:00
shitttyyyyy
2018-01-18 16:00
Here comes the $$$$$
2018-01-18 16:00
#281
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Israel BingoBango 
LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL
2018-01-18 16:00
lol who cares as long as we can watch for free. In a few years you will probably have to pay to watch cs tournaments
2018-01-18 16:01
#392
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India bozzmob 
Ya. It'll surely be the case soon.
2018-01-18 16:38
#286
f0rest | 
Estonia Rebae 
Fuck off
2018-01-18 16:01
All they want is money. At least IEM will hopefully be on twitch Also a rip for mobile users
2018-01-18 16:03
#290
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France MIK120 
wait, what? aint no 1st of April today, u wot esl?
2018-01-18 16:03
#291
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Indonesia holyjoe 
going from bad to worse? twitch > youtube > facebook
2018-01-18 16:03
Can it just be on Twitch please?
2018-01-18 16:03
This is ridiculous. Should've valve be involved in such deals? Game's viewership will be affected greatly...
2018-01-18 16:03
omg esl idiots
2018-01-18 16:03
And they say pgl was bad
2018-01-18 16:03
I don't give 2 shits about online cs, as far I'm concerned they could stream online matches on Dailymotion. But ESL One events are big LANS, and sucks it's not gonna be on twitch. Wel,l gonna wait and see.
2018-01-18 16:04
#298
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Brazil Seleskva 
Hey ESL, have you ever thought about this nice platform named Twitch that your customers made very clear already that they prefer?
2018-01-18 16:04
#303
roman | 
Palestine ndr[o] 
what a dumb move... but expected from money loving sellouts
2018-01-18 16:05
#306
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Sweden 4Sweeeden 
ESL, are you fucking kidding me????????? First Youtube now FACEBOOK?!?!?!?!?! What the fuck?
2018-01-18 16:05
If Facebook doesn't step up for this than ESL would be an easy skip this year.
2018-01-18 16:05
Yes guys, facebook does suck. But noone forces you to watch it there. You can still watch it on the greatest streaming platform of Twitch. You all seem to forget that this could push esports even further. More people could know about it, follow it, and like it. This is great for the visibility of esports.In the next few years, everyone will know about esports, just like everyone knows about competitive basketball.
2018-01-18 16:06
#323
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Brazil vinnyzeraNTC 
Except that we can't watch on Twitch anymore... The only other stream that last year still broadcast Twitch was the Brazilian stream but now even this will be broadcasted on Facebook...
2018-01-18 16:10
#312
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Austria arngnr 
April fools? Oh wait it's January 19th.
2018-01-18 16:07
#313
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Japan BodeFuceta 
Sellout
2018-01-18 16:07
#314
s1mple | 
Iceland cy_ro 
oh no
2018-01-18 16:08
#316
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Denmark MakeItHappen 
thx mark
2018-01-18 16:08
LLLLLLLLOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLLLLLLL
2018-01-18 16:08
#319
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Brazil vinnyzeraNTC 
even the Brazilian stream????w wtf ESL??? I had hopes because last year the Brazilian stream was on Twitch, even though the English one was on YouTube. hahahaha fuck ESL
2018-01-18 16:08
#320
NEO | 
Brazil tegin 
bad very bad!
2018-01-18 16:09
#321
sadboys | 
Latvia kjyy 
HAHAHAHAHHAHYAH AND WE THOUGHT THAT YOUTUBE WAS BAD
2018-01-18 16:09
#322
fox | 
Portugal GoDtK 
RIP e-Sports Streaming! Twitch we'll always be with you!
2018-01-18 16:09
#326
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Brazil R_ananias 
This Facebook Watch is not available in Brasil so I don't know if it's good or bad. Gotta wait and see it.
2018-01-18 16:10
This is why esl never gonna host a major again.
2018-01-18 16:10
#329
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Switzerland sovereiign 
ugh, makes me want to boycott ESL. I hope these streams end up with like 1k viewers.
2018-01-18 16:11
I thought facebook is dead no?
2018-01-18 16:11
i hope this is a bait , is it ?
2018-01-18 16:12
wtf gigalul
2018-01-18 16:13
Lollll. Bad b8 ESL!
2018-01-18 16:13
GG pls boycott esl, thank god valve slapped ESL in the ass. Now its time for everyone to stop going to ESL tournaments
2018-01-18 16:14
For some reason streams on facebook lag a lot for me... Not gonna watch it then.
2018-01-18 16:15
hahahhaha kys esl
2018-01-18 16:15
#346
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Bulgaria vectralsoul 
FB in 2018 OMEGALUL
2018-01-18 16:15
#351
fallen | 
Brazil quenkk 
I don't belive it. Facebook is so sux! I really enjoy youtube streams, but FACEBOOK? it's a joke
2018-01-18 16:17
Rip Esl
2018-01-18 16:18
#355
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
Sorry all the money is running inside this, but its SAD, very SAD!
2018-01-18 16:19
Enjoy losing viewership ESL!
2018-01-18 16:20
#358
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Finland Shadow1143 
Rip esl 0 viewers
2018-01-18 16:20
well this sucks
2018-01-18 16:20
#361
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Slovakia Reve_nant 
In theory, with money from Facebook, maybe they could increase price pool aswell
2018-01-18 16:20
Rip Twitch
2018-01-18 16:20
#363
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Germany Tunio 
I hope these retards never host a major again
2018-01-18 16:22
#365
s1mple | 
Turkey solfex 
this shit is going worse ffs!
2018-01-18 16:24
#368
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Finland CoFmo 
OMEGALUL
2018-01-18 16:26
what's next? streams on instagram and periscope? FUCK
2018-01-18 16:27
#370
Twistzz | 
United States TLO 
WOW fail, not watching anything on Facebook ever
2018-01-18 16:27
I've never tried watching anything on Facebook so I don't know what its like, but I'm skeptical I personally really liked YouTube for the playback and ease, and it doesnt have the cancerous twitch chat We'll see what happens
2018-01-18 16:27
It's not good. It's pretty shit on mobile, despite being originally made for phones, it doesn't allows playbacks afaik, it has a very glitchy player, not to mention the reaction spamfest.
2018-01-18 16:35
damn thats about what I was expecting but I was optimistic
2018-01-18 18:56
Tf what fucking phone are you using i could playback and it was running smoothly lmao
2018-01-18 19:46
Oh, I wasn't aware of the playback feature. Thanks for the heads up I use a Lenovo C2.
2018-01-18 21:30
#373
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Portugal Leg_Day 
youtube sucks,facebook 2,just use the fucking twitch
2018-01-18 16:28
#376
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Bulgaria bUHALOVIC 
if some of my irl non-gaming friends especially the female ones found i watch video games at this stage of my life i would be embarrassed as fuck fb is not for gaming
2018-01-18 16:29
This. How am I supposed to make gay and xenophobic comments now?
2018-01-18 16:34
Are you fucking kidding me?
2018-01-18 16:30
#378
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Germany T0BS3N 
why not xnxx.com?
2018-01-18 16:30
#389
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India bozzmob 
Lol. 16-0 will be streamed there.
2018-01-18 16:36
#413
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Germany T0BS3N 
could see other results aswell ther ;)
2018-01-18 16:48
#419
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India bozzmob 
Ha ha. Good one! ;)
2018-01-18 16:52
#380
liTTle | 
CIS Dowa) 
next up: dingit.tv
2018-01-18 16:32
#401
s1mple | 
Poland Hell2k 
azubu best site ever
2018-01-18 16:43
omfg no please
2018-01-19 11:51
#381
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Czech Republic jETFly 
YouTube is bad, but Facebook is even worse lol... noone wants to watch eSports on something like Facebook. CSGO scene in 2018...
2018-01-18 16:32
About fuckin time I got used to yt streams and they are changing it to fuckin fb
2018-01-18 16:32
What the fuck?????????? RIP views They will make a deal with xvideos for 2020 onwards
2018-01-18 16:37
STREAM in Facebook? WTF? ESL twitch is much better than facebook Pls back to twitch
2018-01-18 16:35
It's all about the money not about which site is better. Hope they never host a major again.
2018-01-18 16:37
True. I also have this hope
2018-01-18 17:17
money talks, gj ESL As if Youtube streaming wasn't bad enough, you turn to Facebook. What a disaster.
2018-01-18 16:37
lmaao 100 viewers inc
2018-01-18 16:40
#395
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Turkey dararidarari 
whats next? instagram ? OMEGALUL
2018-01-18 16:41
#396
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Kazakhstan Bombardian 
Twitch>YouTube>Facebook ESL TAKING ALL MONEY TASKS
2018-01-18 16:41
#397
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Switzerland sovereiign 
ESL PL season matches were getting 60-100k viewers on twitch. They move to YT and it goes to 30-50k. Now on FB it will probably go to 1-5k LuL I'm sure FB made them a huge offer but surely viewership must account for something. This is just going to make the online part of the season be ignored by most people.
2018-01-18 16:41
#433
s1mple | 
Iceland cy_ro 
they only think on money fuck
2018-01-18 17:14
#398
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Germany Dayjay 
Please stream on Skype next.
2018-01-18 16:41
#399
s1mple | 
Poland Hell2k 
LUL
2018-01-18 16:42
#402
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Estonia Arkadee 
H O L Y S H I T
2018-01-18 16:43
well im not watching then... your loss.
2018-01-18 16:43
#404
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Kazakhstan Bombardian 
next four seasons of ESL Pro League, RIP
2018-01-18 16:44
Enjoy having max 2k ppl in every EPL match during the season. Thats why ESL can't host majors anymore,greedy imbeciles. Even PGL is x10 times better nowadays.
2018-01-18 16:45
#406
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Israel Fixzor 
Started from Twitch>>YouTube>>Facebook ESL made an awful decision.
2018-01-18 16:44
#407
NiKo | 
France Bradicaa 
Do that means they will only stream on facebook??
2018-01-18 16:45
#409
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United States Hacker_Trash 
its all about the money money money
2018-01-18 16:46
diamat doesnt agree streaming deal with facebook
2018-01-18 16:47
you done fucked it up WHAT THE FUCK ESL from twitch to youtube was ok i guess but then you take the league to FUCKING FACEBOOK LOOOOOOL
2018-01-18 16:47
#412
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Argentina roulettesoad 
very sad day for esports, thanks a lot ESL :) you are killing CS for money if youtube agreement was already bad, facebook is even worse
2018-01-18 16:48
#416
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Hungary raffai 
Facebook xddddddddddddddd
2018-01-18 16:50
#418
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Denmark Fjumse 
Why not use snapchat? We can get a snap for each bullet fired
2018-01-18 16:51
+1 hltv rescues the event as usual
2018-01-18 20:04
#420
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Azerbaijan Talley 
ESL is out of touch 16k overtime money BO5 finals streaming on facebook who thought it is a good idea?
2018-01-18 16:54
Just wow.. what a shitty decision inb4 the events get a lot less viewers
2018-01-18 16:56
2019: You cant watch an offical EPL stream with dial up
2018-01-18 16:57
#425
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France StickyRice 
BO5 final is great, 16k overtime is good (not gonna use the word great because there is pros and cons about 10k on OT, you can't go fully all in on the second round as a CT if you already lost the first one, if you want to have an okay buy on the 3rd and economy is definitely part of the game so 10k is also fine), facebook on the other hand is not a great idea to me.
2018-01-18 16:59
#426
Laz | 
Slovakia TatKo 
Facebook lmao, yeah, you can fuck right off, hopefully HLTV live is gonna save the day
2018-01-18 17:04
Wtf
2018-01-18 17:05
#429
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Korea AlexeS5386 
Rip chinese viewers
2018-01-18 17:07
#430
mixwell | 
Spain Alser 
hahaha
2018-01-18 17:09
#431
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China zhoQueeN 
good for publicity, more indian plebs in dubai mm inc
2018-01-18 17:10
And more other plebs
2018-01-18 17:28
#432
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Sri Lanka ezfaze 
THIS HAS TO BE TROLL JUS STREAM ON TWITCH U IDIOTS
2018-01-18 17:12
XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD rip viewers. twitch>shit>youtube>jewbook
2018-01-18 17:18
#437
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United Kingdom FEodAL 
worst idea ever, that includes normal sports on facebook
2018-01-18 17:22
facebook lol, even youtube is trash what about face... Yeah money talks here boys.
2018-01-18 17:24
RIP ESL viewership.. facebook sucks dick
2018-01-18 17:26
Fuck cant acces FB at work
2018-01-18 17:26
As long as major is on twitch im fine.
2018-01-18 17:28
#443
NiKo | 
India Sishir 
Is this a legitimate way to be brain fucked?
2018-01-18 17:30
#444
liazz | 
United Kingdom joors 
haHAHAHA my god they've just ruined their viewer count gg tho, trash place to stream it, esl are just sellouts at this point
2018-01-18 17:30
Seriously wtf ESL dirty money grubbers trying to kill viewership to make a quick buck off shitty facebook
2018-01-18 17:32
Starladder is still gonna stream on twitch right? Otherwise I'm just not watching this shit.
2018-01-18 17:33
WTF hltv this is not April Fools' Day yet, this have to be a joke right? Please tell me you are kidding. Even ESL One will be on FB... NotLikeThis
2018-01-18 17:37
not watching this then
2018-01-18 17:39
#451
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Brazil Juneco 
FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK, AAAAAA COME ON FUCK YOU FUCK YOU ESL FUCK YOU
2018-01-18 17:41
facebook is like the worst possible streaming platform,youtube was way better lmao
2018-01-18 17:48
#455
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United States f00bar 
NO FUCK YOU BERGBOOK
2018-01-18 17:52
#459
Speed4k | 
Russia Shkek 
enjoy the drop in views ESL... fuck you
2018-01-18 17:55
#460
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United States tediousmcgee 
who the fuck is gonna watch on facebook
2018-01-18 17:56
+1 ppl were salty about youtube having no kappa, but otherwise it was fine, now fb is just worlds below yt
2018-01-18 20:03
#461
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Europe Vallon 
Lmfao, what are we gonna have to watch CS on next, fucking Discord only available on iPhones? Like who the FUCK thinks of Facebook when you mention CSGO streaming? Hell, who thinks of Facebook when you mention any game ever? Get bent, ESL.
2018-01-18 17:57
What the shit is wrong with ESL...? How fucking poor are these people that they need to whore themselves out like this? I'll still probably catch a few of the EPL Finals and shit, but this is just abhorrent. Even though they put on some nice events, I actually hope their whole company tanks and either gets bought out by someone who's not completely braindead and less greedy, or just gets replaced by a new organizer and/or another organizer putting more events on the circuit.
2018-01-18 18:01
#467
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Sweden ThorinEk 
esports is doomed and its all because of esl
2018-01-18 18:04
Retarded
2018-01-18 18:08
What? Guess I'll be watching the Russian stream, blyat!
2018-01-18 18:17
Retards.
2018-01-18 18:17
YouTube was a progressive step. This is a regressive step. Doesn't ESL know, CSGO fans have no friends so watch with friends will be useless
2018-01-18 18:28
god no
2018-01-18 18:36
Whats next? Instagram live story in 2019?
2018-01-18 18:55
LUL
2018-01-18 20:08
Guess I won't be watching it then. Who the hell still uses facebook? I'm not a middle aged woman.
2018-01-18 19:01
RIP viewers LUL
2018-01-18 19:02
I had to pinch myself when I read this article. Honestly, what a joke. They took a wheel that was precfectly fine, turned it into a square(YouTube), and then smashed it into a million pieces by moving to Facebook. Hope the money was worth ruining pro league for everyone.
2018-01-18 19:09
#492
Xyp9x | 
Denmark STATiC^ 
Yee hope the money is good for them cuz i'm not gonna watch that shiit .. I mean facebook? rly? Ye keep dreaming.
2018-01-18 19:22
2018 facebook XDXD
2018-01-18 19:39
#495
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Brazil fuNNa 
facebook player in 2018 OMEGALUL
2018-01-18 19:48
lol what. did I read this right? EDIT: xD
2018-01-18 19:57
I hope this is some early april joke.
2018-01-18 19:55
Prepare the datamining. From jewtube to zuckerbook. Thanks Obama.
2018-01-18 20:01
OMEGALUL RIP CS VIEWERSHIP EVEN MORE
2018-01-18 20:08
Ok, I guess I won't be watching any ESL now. I am fine with youtube and twitch but I don't use facebook.
2018-01-18 20:12
#507
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Canada Matomoto 
Watching it on mobile will be terrible...
2018-01-18 20:24
Facebook live sucks but here when I live is more cheap if u wanna see on phone
2018-01-18 21:01
#523
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Sweden Flukey 
The other social justice hub after the other starts buying rights to broadcast CS:GO, first vojcik's Jewtube, and now Fakebook. As if it could get any worse ....
2018-01-18 21:22
#524
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New Zealand JK_77 
The viewership will suck.
2018-01-18 21:27
#526
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Brazil GKR48 
Wtf 1k vierws per match ESL is dumb
2018-01-18 21:31
#527
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Australia aucs 
please be ruski & french stream on twitch
2018-01-18 21:34
#528
NEO | 
Poland Trausky 
WTF? FU ESL
2018-01-18 21:36
#533
boltz | 
Brazil fcellos 
"...Facebook Watch that allows streaming in 1080p/60FPS and features such as "viewing with friends", make Facebook an attractive platform to broadcast gaming content." Translating: Facebook offered us more money than youtube and twitch, so F**K the CS:GO comunity. RIP ESL STREAMS.
2018-01-18 22:20
#535
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Australia theman123459 
wtf
2018-01-18 23:14
#536
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Canada zizzle21 
if it doesnt have live DVR rip, you can't go backwards in terms of features ESL, your production is already basic asf.
2018-01-18 23:29
bring back twitch +999
2018-01-19 01:14
#540
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Netherlands poeya 
Is this a fucking joke ? XD
2018-01-19 01:16
#541
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United States Phamous3k 
Soooooo I guess fuck you ESL
2018-01-19 01:36
Now must watch esl one and epl on Facebook, r u kidding me
2018-01-19 07:04
ESL must not want any majors
2018-01-19 08:07
Facebook chat isn't going to be like Twitch chat. How boring.
2018-01-19 08:39
gl breaking 1k viewers LUL
2018-01-19 09:07
Massive disappointment
2018-01-19 13:18
no interest
2018-01-19 16:06
#555
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Hong Kong eldoodaks 
Facebook in 2018 LUL
2018-01-19 17:18
I am always so glad when an event is streamed on YouTube and not on twitch. With a mediocre bandwith and bad connection with interrupts, YouTube streaming is so much better than twitch. It's barely possible to watch on twitch (buffering, reloading, ... yes, even with the "Auto" setting - it sucks). On YouTube it's just fine. I really hope Facebook got their shit together and their streaming & buffering is as good as YouTube's, but I highly doubt it.
2018-01-19 19:04
#558
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Europe porrasm 
I'm going to watch a YouTube stream of the Facebook stream. That's the only possible way to watch ESL now.
2018-01-20 01:12
bump, so it gets attention again. Let the rage continue
2018-01-25 01:33
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