ESL announces non-exclusive Facebook deal

ESL has announced that it has agreed a new broadcast deal with Facebook to bring more action to the social media network's gaming platform.

With this new deal, which will run until the end of the year, all IEM stops will be broadcast on the Facebook platform, joining the ESL One events and the Pro League, which were already included in last year's agreement.

Still, this represents a considerable downgrade in terms of the ramifications of the partnership with Facebook, which no longer has the exclusive rights to any of ESL's premier Counter-Strike competitions.

IEM events are now also streamed on Facebook

The news will be greatly welcomed by the community following widespread criticism of the Facebook Gaming platform since the partnership came into effect, in January 2018.

In an interview with HLTV.org during ESL One Cologne, Ulrich "theflyingdj" Schulze, ESL's Senior Vice President of Product, acknowledged that the performance of the platform was still not up to par and that Facebook had failed to deliver on a number of promises.

However, in a press release ESL claims that both companies "have collaborated to make significant updates to the watch experience for esports fans", including video quality and stability improvements, and a much more user-friendly design of the platform.

"Expanding ESL content to include all global esports competitions is a way for us to satisfy the growing appetite for watching gaming video content on Facebook," Leo Olebe, Global Director of Games Partnerships at Facebook said in a statement.

"Providing ESL fans with a way to watch esports on multiple platforms is something we know the community cares about, and that's a big reason why all 2019 content will broadcast anywhere ESL chooses to stream.

"We'll continue to listen and act on feedback from gamers as we work together in building the world's gaming community."

The announcement comes just one day before the start of the IEM Katowice Major, which will be streamed globally on Facebook in English at 1080p and 60 frames per second.

#2
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Brazil PedroNoob 
NOOOOOO
2019-02-12 20:05
Fb is trash.....
2019-02-13 10:39
#4
apEX | 
United Kingdom UKChef 
trash
2019-02-12 20:05
#11
ropz | 
United States NoahHLTV 
That is slightly annoyning
2019-02-12 20:06
#18
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Spain JustNo 
wtf where posts 123
2019-02-12 20:05
#29
apEX | 
United Kingdom UKChef 
HLTV deleting the negative comments because nobody likes Facebook streams
2019-02-12 20:06
#64
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Spain JustNo 
i was comment 2 and my comment was literally "yes baby" XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
2019-02-12 20:08
so is major on twitch or facebook
2019-02-12 20:14
#178
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Russia zbogus 
both
2019-02-12 20:33
steamtv
2019-02-12 21:48
lol mods deleted my post saying wtf but this comment is ok xDDDD
2019-02-12 20:06
#71
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Spain JustNo 
yeah idk wtf
2019-02-12 20:08
#102
apEX | 
United Kingdom UKChef 
cause my comment probably makes it seem like I read the title at least
2019-02-12 20:11
i read the title as well thats why i wrote wtf
2019-02-12 20:11
#113
apEX | 
United Kingdom UKChef 
you can probably write wtf for any article on this website, not that I endorse the 'occasional' censorship
2019-02-12 20:13
it was my first or maybe second time commenting this early
2019-02-12 20:13
#119
apEX | 
United Kingdom UKChef 
feelsbadman
2019-02-12 20:13
#49
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Europe pencilvester 
Its censorship men
2019-02-12 20:07
#74
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Spain JustNo 
faceshit in 2k19 LMAO
2019-02-12 20:08
#19
ropz | 
United States NoahHLTV 
Too bad that Facebooks quality sucks
2019-02-12 20:06
#61
apEX | 
United Kingdom UKChef 
can't wait to use incognito facebook tabs again to watch my counter strike streams because I really don't want to be bothered at all
2019-02-12 20:07
+1
2019-02-12 20:05
#55
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Sweden Unluko 
Esskeetit
2019-02-12 20:07
Fb in 2018 onwards LUL
2019-02-12 20:09
+1
2019-02-12 20:42
Good job ESL!!!
2019-02-12 20:12
#88
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Germany Fabbsen 
Have you even read the news? It says that they won't stream exclusively on facebook
2019-02-12 20:10
+1
2019-02-12 21:13
#333
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Sweden deadvein 
only on facebook, read the news
2019-02-12 22:23
They have the ability to stream anywhere, it will almost certainly be on twitch now. It would be foolish not to.
2019-02-12 22:46
Whats the problem dude. It's non exclusive so ESL will be back @twitch again
2019-02-12 20:10
What are you talking about? They signed a deal that is NON-EXCLUSIVE. That means that it will be on twitch again. They actually did what you wanted.
2019-02-12 20:10
Ok
2019-02-12 20:05
no respect EUCK FSL
2019-02-12 20:10
Why? They will stream on twitch again, isn't that what you all want?
2019-02-12 20:21
and maybe youtube i like youtube more, it's easier than twitch
2019-02-12 20:24
Same here tbh, it's easier to watch on the TV but I like twitch because of the chat :D Sure it's just spammers but it's something special
2019-02-12 20:26
I don't care about chat, it's useless for me
2019-02-12 20:28
+1
2019-02-12 22:37
name doesn't check out
2019-02-13 08:07
yours too
2019-02-13 12:55
#217
apEX | 
United Kingdom UKChef 
Same, but I still prefer how much easier it is to go through a stream or rewatch something instead of having to go to profile/vod in favor of a few autists spamming AYAYA
2019-02-12 20:53
#385
NiKo | 
India se7eNNN 
Yeah just because of the chat Twitch > Youtube
2019-02-13 04:57
#259
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France LanaRhoades 
I don't like yt streams cuz of the youtubers and the yt community
2019-02-12 21:22
who cares about yt community, i watch on yt cause it's not lagging and it's easier to watch on phone. im watching cs, not some people baiting in the chat.
2019-02-12 23:23
#428
cyx | 
Germany Shadyy89 
+1 youtube way better because you can pause and continue without having to be live. So it's easy so sync a stream with your friends if you chill and watch together while everyone is at home. Missing that feature on twich :c
2019-02-13 10:00
#7
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North America Firestar911 
Based
2019-02-12 20:05
FINNALY EZ4ENCE
2019-02-12 20:05
#9
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Malta Zelli0n 
-_- bruh
2019-02-12 20:05
#10
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Poland Astoner55 
FINALLY!
2019-02-12 20:05
#13
oskarJ | 
Czech Republic y0fl0w 
nice
2019-02-12 20:05
rip cs
2019-02-12 20:05
#15
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Denmark Wintax 
oh god why
2019-02-12 20:05
#80
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Germany Roflcopter234 
its non exclusive...
2019-02-12 20:09
#106
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Denmark Wintax 
oh god yes
2019-02-12 20:12
+1
2019-02-12 20:12
lul
2019-02-12 22:38
#16
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Portugal Joefilas 
No one is going to watch the major on Facebook LUL
2019-02-12 20:06
+1
2019-02-12 20:08
#176
loWel | 
Spain GonGon 
You guys can read? Smh
2019-02-12 20:32
#179
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Russia zbogus 
he's just saying the veiw count on facebook will be small compare to other platforms
2019-02-12 20:34
yeah thats why all tournament will not only be streamed on facebook
2019-02-12 20:51
wouldnt have been streamed on facebook only anyways simply because of valve
2019-02-12 20:59
#235
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Portugal Joefilas 
Yeah I know valve has a rule that you have to stream the majors at least on Twitch but that's exactly the reason why I'm confused of why ESL would waste their time and effort streaming on Facebook when 99% of people are going to watch it on Twitch and gotv
2019-02-12 21:03
dunno maybe the deal was for 2 years but they made a new deal now to make it non exclusive
2019-02-12 22:14
#17
Estonia h1xx 
wtf
2019-02-12 20:05
#20
FalleN | 
Portugal ViperXX 
No facebook pls
2019-02-12 20:05
#187
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Latvia kaspianso 
it will be on twitch as well
2019-02-12 20:39
#23
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Europe KRiSEF 
thank god
2019-02-12 20:05
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHA MAJOR ON FACEBOOK THIS IS A JOKE
2019-02-12 20:06
#90
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Germany Roflcopter234 
fakeflagging or still in school lmao
2019-02-12 20:10
still on facebook
2019-02-12 21:58
it's on Facebook AND other platforms as well. If you don't want to watch Major or ESL/IEM events on FB, you don't have to from now on. What's wrong with having a major on FB as well?
2019-02-13 05:26
because its on twitch, who in their right mind would watch it on facebook? its a straight downgrade.
2019-02-13 05:36
God knows. but having the Major on FB as well is good for growing the player base e.g. random FB users might see the stream, start watching and become interested.
2019-02-13 05:42
#175
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United Kingdom DreadN0ught 
It’ll be on twitch
2019-02-12 20:31
#308
2019-02-12 21:58
#227
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United States fatburger 
It says NON exclusive
2019-02-12 20:58
#308
2019-02-12 21:59
Learn to read
2019-02-12 21:35
#308
2019-02-12 21:59
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO FACEBOOK STREAMS NOOOOOOO
2019-02-12 20:06
Can u read?
2019-02-12 20:15
OH YEAH
2019-02-12 20:06
#27
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Germany Bennime 
NON-EXCLUSIVE BOYS LETS GO
2019-02-12 20:06
#28
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Poland crouzzz 
omg wtf you doing ESL
2019-02-12 20:06
#267
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Norway Sn0w___ 
It's non exclusive which means it will be on twitch too. :)
2019-02-12 21:32
You want the stream to only be on FB or something? lol
2019-02-13 05:43
okay
2019-02-12 20:06
does anyone even use facebook?
2019-02-12 20:06
#32
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United States Ethans^ 
Twitch please
2019-02-12 20:06
#35
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Brazil felixthedude 
this is bullshit
2019-02-12 20:06
#228
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United States fatburger 
read it again
2019-02-12 20:58
#268
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Norway Sn0w___ 
It's non exclusive which means it will be on twitch too. :)
2019-02-12 21:32
#36
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Myanmar xdcc 
E$L
2019-02-12 20:06
€SL
2019-02-12 20:22
#157
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Myanmar xdcc 
€$£ for truly global experience
2019-02-12 20:25
... no please
2019-02-12 20:06
#39
s1mple | 
Qatar NOORZ1 
Twitch?
2019-02-12 20:06
non-exclusive so it will still be streamed on twitch
2019-02-12 20:55
#226
s1mple | 
Qatar NOORZ1 
Gooood
2019-02-12 20:57
Guys this is only good it's NON Exclusive which means also on twitch, youtube etc
2019-02-12 20:06
#41
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Australia BrycePhoenix 
Well there goes the viewership even more.
2019-02-12 20:06
#79
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United States TheeEngie 
It's non exclusive mate, so it will be streamed on facebook alongside Twitch, YouTube and other platforms
2019-02-12 20:09
#241
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Denmark MeToxi 
As he said. Even less viewers on facebook since everyone will watch it on twitch. I'm assuming at least
2019-02-12 21:08
#42
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Finland wrath|EZ4ENCE 
"We'll continue to listen and act on feedback from gamers as we work together in building the world's gaming community." 🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔
2019-02-12 20:06
#364
bodyy | 
Afghanistan remiska 
man, read and try to understand before posting comment and stop trying to pretend like you havent fucked up later on
2019-02-12 23:51
Do tell me what I misunderstood when I oppose the concept of Facebook being involved in competitive gaming in any way. I'd like to hear that
2019-02-13 08:30
#426
bodyy | 
Afghanistan remiska 
damn, i can already tell you are a moron that thinks he is smart, wont even try to argue with such people
2019-02-13 09:55
I get it, I'm retarded, illiterate and a moron for having this opinion. Understood it on the first go, thanks. Still waiting to hear how I fucked up, can't stop being retarded if I don't know what I'm doing wrong, you know. I've no interest in fighting over something so minor, but if you can't or don't want to point out what I misunderstood, please refrain from calling names.
2019-02-13 10:07
#43
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Turkey CHAMPTZ 
ESL has announced that it has agreed a new broadcast deal with Facebook to bring more action to the social media network's gaming platform. "We'll continue to listen and act on feedback from gamers as we work together in building the world's gaming community." X to Doubt.
2019-02-12 20:06
#45
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Portugal Joefilas 
X
2019-02-12 20:07
That's a X from me dawg
2019-02-12 20:07
Fuck no please not facebook...
2019-02-12 20:06
can you actually understand english?
2019-02-12 20:11
finally !
2019-02-12 20:07
Yes Facebook, my fav website ever! Love u! I use it to catfish all 80 yo grannies in America! Yay Facebook and esl best partners ever!!!!😎😎😎😎😎
2019-02-12 20:07
#270
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Norway Sn0w___ 
It's non exclusive which means it will be on twitch too. :)
2019-02-12 21:34
Ik
2019-02-15 09:19
#48
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Italy CESPU 
THANK GOD FACEBOOK IN 2019 NO PLEASE
2019-02-12 20:07
#273
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Norway Sn0w___ 
It's non exclusive which means it will be on twitch too. :)
2019-02-12 21:34
RIP LMAO
2019-02-12 20:07
#52
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Belgium jorneiro 
lmao that zuck money must be so good
2019-02-12 20:07
facebook LMAO
2019-02-12 20:07
Get over of Facebook ffs. Live there is fucking bad
2019-02-12 20:07
both site are blocked in China still twitch better
2019-02-12 20:07
#58
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Lithuania andy_ 
FACEBOOK STREAMS OMEGALUL
2019-02-12 20:08
#59
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Germany DrPhill 
MAJOR ON FACEBOOK YIKES YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET i kms
2019-02-12 20:07
#73
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Germany DerYann 
"NON-EXCLUSIVE"
2019-02-12 20:08
#271
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Norway Sn0w___ 
It's non exclusive which means it will be on twitch too. :)
2019-02-12 21:34
#324
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Germany DerYann 
yeah seems like some people cant read these days :D
2019-02-12 22:10
#332
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Germany DrPhill 
oh shit im dumb ty xDDDD thank god
2019-02-12 22:22
So will it still be on twitch?
2019-02-12 20:07
Yes
2019-02-12 20:08
#78
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World STEEN_ 
yep. NON EXCLUSIVE
2019-02-12 20:09
Everybody saying NOOO should read the fucking article.
2019-02-12 20:07
+1
2019-02-12 23:49
Twitch >>>>>>>>>>>>> ALL
2019-02-12 20:08
YouTube is batter
2019-02-12 23:25
#66
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Finland Vkims 
What are you whining kids? You can watch tournaments for free so someone has to pay all the prize money etc.
2019-02-12 20:08
#247
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World lalt 
They are making money based on viewership numbers. And those dropped a lot because of all kind of technical issues (like no chromecast support and streams being laggy all the time).
2019-02-12 21:13
non exclusive, not too bad.
2019-02-12 20:08
#72
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Austria Herb^ 
It seems like 80% of the people cant read
2019-02-12 20:08
#75
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Germany DiesesMars 
half of the readers here cant even read lul
2019-02-12 20:08
#81
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Slovenia New_username 
Just read the fucking article first and don't complain.
2019-02-12 20:09
#218
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United States ferric 
Or just read the title which clearly says "non-exclusive"
2019-02-12 20:53
ZUCK HAS DEEP POCKETS LUL
2019-02-12 20:09
#86
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United States pok3cs 
Can we not do that please
2019-02-12 20:11
The announcement comes just one day before the start of the IEM Katowice Major, which will be streamed globally on Facebook in English at 1080p and 60 frames per second. Pepega Clap
2019-02-12 20:10
When you can just go on twitch for the same thing.
2019-02-12 20:45
#92
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Germany DieS0nne 
whyyyy
2019-02-12 20:10
#276
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Norway Sn0w___ 
It's non exclusive which means it will be on twitch too. :)
2019-02-12 21:35
#98
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Europe nip_fanboy 
HAHAHHAHA SHIT FACEBOOK STREAMS AGAIN
2019-02-12 20:11
#275
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Norway Sn0w___ 
It's non exclusive which means it will be on twitch too. :)
2019-02-12 21:35
#305
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Europe nip_fanboy 
yeah, im very curious how much viewers will facebook have
2019-02-12 21:56
#306
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Norway Sn0w___ 
Agreed, probably 3.
2019-02-12 21:57
#100
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Hungary HAWI1337 
NotLikeThis
2019-02-12 20:11
#101
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Germany Bennime 
are all of you nerds to incompetent to READ. IT SAYS NON-EXCLUSIVE
2019-02-12 20:11
#112
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Israel aequus 
+1 you don't have to watch through Facebook, only if you want
2019-02-12 20:12
#107
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United States LiVitShiro 
The comment section on this thread really demonstrates how low the reading comprehension is on hltv. This is a good thing, this means that the streams will be on all platforms and the ESL deal is no longer exclusive.
2019-02-12 20:12
#110
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Finland DiscoNd 
Thats why h1z1 proleague died
2019-02-12 20:12
Money > all
2019-02-12 20:13
#117
NiKo | 
India BCaddict 
Thank God :')
2019-02-12 20:13
I came from the future, Facebook stream 300 viewers
2019-02-12 20:13
about time
2019-02-12 20:14
Will they stream the major on twitch and youtube as well?
2019-02-12 20:15
94.5 percent of viewers watch on twitch/youtube lol of course
2019-02-12 20:44
Baited
2019-02-13 00:32
#127
Nifty | 
United States iChrist 
Greattt! Time to hop back into CS eSports
2019-02-12 20:16
#130
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Germany Phipsie 
"We'll continue to listen and act on feedback from gamers as we work together in building the world's gaming community." Yeah all those Facebook gamers with their Candy Crush and so on. Wtf ESL stop it, we are happy with Twitch and YouTube, stop forcing something on us we dont want.
2019-02-12 20:17
#216
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United States ferric 
Are you stupid? Making it non exclusive is literally doing the opposite of forcing it on you.
2019-02-12 20:52
#131
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Poland bialyJ 
so we can;t watch official stream on twitch or what?
2019-02-12 20:18
No in the past esl was only streaming on Facebook. Now because it's not exclusive they can stream on twitch/youtube
2019-02-12 20:20
#142
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Poland bialyJ 
thank you mr
2019-02-12 20:20
#132
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India otgps 
Pornhub Stream Quality > Facebook. Why ESL not stream? Fun Fact Pornhub banned in India XD
2019-02-12 20:18
watching major on Twitch, facebook and in game the same time, I will have 3x drop odd ez
2019-02-12 20:18
#134
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Turkey devriyeL 
well i have bad news for you
2019-02-12 20:19
#155
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Turkey Slapdash 
Lol
2019-02-12 20:25
Doesnt work like that but k
2019-02-12 20:43
#374
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Indonesia Exodd 
Late to the party
2019-02-13 00:56
#135
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Ukraine niXoN|w1 
About fucking time!.....
2019-02-12 20:19
We'll continue to listen and act on feedback from gamers as we work together in building the world's gaming community Hahahs
2019-02-12 20:20
#140
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Iceland caverat 
ffs
2019-02-12 20:20
#141
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Poland Julka 
Finally
2019-02-12 20:20
#144
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United States ChrisBrown 
nice
2019-02-12 20:21
At least I can watch the major at school now :)
2019-02-12 20:21
Phone?
2019-02-12 20:42
Airplane
2019-02-13 00:36
You have school on an airplane? Wtf?
2019-02-13 07:46
Water melon
2019-02-13 12:49
#147
draken | 
United States zSnuxy 
If events aren't on twitch I'm not watching.
2019-02-12 20:21
#215
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United States ferric 
Well it literally says "non-exclusive" in the title so yes, they will be on twitch.
2019-02-12 20:51
#382
draken | 
United States zSnuxy 
It does not say they will be on twitch. It says they can stream wherever they choose which does not mean they will be streaming to twitch.
2019-02-13 04:07
#384
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United States ferric 
Ok, but if you use your brain, you would know that ESL made this move because everyone was complaining about facebook, and since there is no exclusivity deal with any company, they're going to stream on the platform that gets them the most viewers and makes them the most money and generally makes everyone happy. So yes, they WILL stream it on twitch.
2019-02-13 04:41
#387
draken | 
United States zSnuxy 
If you used your brain you would see I literally said that I wouldn't watch if it's not on twitch and as they don't say they will stream on twitch its completely logical to say that.
2019-02-13 05:20
#375
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Indonesia Exodd 
Try reading
2019-02-13 00:57
#383
draken | 
United States zSnuxy 
I did. It doesn't say they will stream to twitch. Just that they can if they choose. Maybe you should try reading.
2019-02-13 04:12
yeah, is hard to use fb to watch games. Twitch or youtube please.
2019-02-12 20:22
#150
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Vietnam rollofocker 
twitch >>>>>> all of this crap but i wouldn't deny that sweet zuckerberg money either.
2019-02-12 20:23
Thank God it's non-exclusive.
2019-02-12 20:23
#152
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Poland Zashi 
Oh, gods... Facebook is not a platform that was built for streaming. That's the reason why we need Twitch or something similar or - at least - Steam.tv.
2019-02-12 20:23
#156
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United States Trump2020KAG 
people who will watch on fb---3% people who watch on another platform---97%
2019-02-12 20:25
Why do they even keep streaming on facebook if now they can on twitch or youtube, just stop with that shit platform
2019-02-12 20:25
#213
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United States ferric 
Because its part of their 2 year contract they signed... once they signed it, they have to follow through, and in order to keep the contract but also satisfy their audience, they agreed with facebook to change the contract to these terms.
2019-02-12 20:50
k, thx for clarification
2019-02-12 20:54
Enjoy
2019-02-13 00:37
#248
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Denmark MeToxi 
IEM wasn't included in that 2 year contract. Now it is after this new deal.
2019-02-12 21:14
#254
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United States ferric 
Yes, but now they are non exclusive, which means every ESL event can now be streamed on twitch, including IEM, Pro League and ESL One
2019-02-12 21:19
#261
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Denmark MeToxi 
Yeah thanks, I got that from when I read the article.
2019-02-12 21:25
#263
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United States ferric 
Also when I said they changed the terms, I already know that it wasnt included in the terms before but is now which is why I mentioned that they changed the terms in the first place.
2019-02-12 21:28
#159
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Europe Skraj 
"to satisfy the growing appetite for watching gaming video content on Facebook" HAHAHAHAHHAHA
2019-02-12 20:25
nice joke FB lmao
2019-02-13 05:24
#160
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Turkey Slapdash 
Ez 1k viewers at major final
2019-02-12 20:25
#161
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Sweden meistr0 
.....ffs ESL...
2019-02-12 20:26
Finally
2019-02-12 20:26
FACEBOOK IN FUCKING 2019 LOOOOOOOOOOOOL
2019-02-12 20:27
#166
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Europe trey_ 
facebook lmaoo
2019-02-12 20:31
#169
MICHU | 
Slovakia S1W0 
Everyone:. Facebook is awful Esl lets make a new deal
2019-02-12 20:29
Lmao yes esl don't care they care only money n marketing
2019-02-12 20:30
sigh
2019-02-12 20:36
#186
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Romania TheWizard741 
It's a non exclusive deal. That means Facebook isn't gonna be the only platform for ESL events. Do y'all even bother reading the article?
2019-02-12 20:39
the title* IT LITERALLY IS IN THE TITLE
2019-02-12 20:46
#264
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Romania TheWizard741 
Ikr? these people smh
2019-02-12 21:28
#233
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United States fatburger 
That’s why it’s NON exclusive
2019-02-12 21:02
so facebook will have a solid 10 viewers lol
2019-02-12 20:30
#249
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Denmark MeToxi 
I'd love to see their viewers statistics after the major.
2019-02-12 21:15
Why wait till end of the major. Their statistic is already available. Their statistic after the major will be the same as before the major :)
2019-02-13 00:40
+1 I like this savage Ruski
2019-02-13 05:24
#420
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Denmark MeToxi 
2019-02-13 08:32
#419
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Denmark MeToxi 
So you wholeheartedly believe that most people will watch on facebook even though they can watch it on twitch?
2019-02-13 08:33
You didn't get his joke. He's saying the viewership for FB stream won't go up at all even with the Major.
2019-02-13 08:58
#422
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Denmark MeToxi 
So the joke is that the viewcount will be at zero?
2019-02-13 09:02
Yes (or very, very low)
2019-02-13 09:07
will the major also be streamed on twitch for english?
2019-02-12 20:30
Lol of course. Twitch is always the main broadcasting place.
2019-02-12 20:41
#323
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United Kingdom alcaz4r 
everything will be streamed on twitch dumbass, it says “NON EXCLUSIVE”
2019-02-12 22:10
last time there was a big tournament that was streamed on facebook they only streamed it there and nowhere else
2019-02-13 09:48
#449
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United Kingdom alcaz4r 
its a new contract, i feel like you cant read
2019-02-14 21:35
i didnt read the article, only the last part
2019-02-14 22:50
#451
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United Kingdom alcaz4r 
*can't
2019-02-14 22:59
Stupid esl do i ever read reviews fb is shit Plzz YouTube or twitch
2019-02-12 20:31
they dont read the reviews but maybe you should read the title :D
2019-02-12 21:31
OK. Let me this straight. So they will still stream ESL and IEM events on Facebook. Will have another stream on Twitch on YouTube or not?
2019-02-12 20:33
IEM have never been fb
2019-02-12 20:35
#211
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United States ferric 
Yes. The part where they said IEM will also be on facebook just means that IEM were exclusive to twitch and youtube and will still be available on those but will now also be available on facebook. The facebook exclusive ESL One and Pro league events will still be available on facebook but will now also be available on Twitch and any other platform ESL chooses.
2019-02-12 20:48
+1
2019-02-12 20:55
LOL, can't believe FB is still paying much for them after the farce last deal was but I guess esl is still laughing on their way to bank somehow :D
2019-02-12 20:35
#185
Xyp9x | 
Portugal CRMN1 
And in this thread we can tell 99% of the people are commenting without reading the whole article. This is good for Counter-Strike...
2019-02-12 20:39
#202
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United Kingdom smsjb 
Exactly my thoughts
2019-02-12 20:45
without reading the title*
2019-02-12 20:47
#207
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Kazakhstan IslamGuider 
Facebook streams is trash LMAO Every time when i want to watch a major, i shoud be turn on my PC omg... P.S. including night time, because facebook stream is sooooo bad P.S.S. nice english lang btw, my eng so bad, like facebook stream
2019-02-12 20:47
lol facebook scammed for money
2019-02-12 20:48
Better than Twitch, at least
2019-02-12 20:53
#221
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Brazil MommyStealer 
major on facebook i will pass
2019-02-12 20:54
major wont be on facebook since valve has a deal with twitch
2019-02-12 21:07
#231
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Faroe Islands rationale 
I've recently compared Twitch/YouTube/FB/Mixer quality and from best to worst it was: Mixer > YouTube/FB > Twitch Yeah, twitch streams always have the worst quality. In terms of bandwidth: YouTube >> FB/Mixer > Twitch. Overall twitch has the worst video quality and the worst bandwidth. FB video player is the only one which doesn't support any keyboard shortcuts though except "Space" for pause. Personally I'd choose YouTube/Mixer over all other options.
2019-02-12 21:02
+1
2019-02-12 23:28
#234
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Finland Olter 
oh my god
2019-02-12 21:02
non-exclusivenon-exclusivenon-exclusivenon-exclusive
2019-02-13 06:33
#237
kennyS | 
United Kingdom Thijo 
“Best major ever” they said Fucking hell
2019-02-12 21:04
+1
2019-02-12 21:12
#258
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United States ferric 
Are you stupid? This is great. It means that all ESL events will be streamed on twitch now... As long as IEM events are also streamed on facebook, all ESL events can now be streamed on twitch, including IEM events. You need to look up the meaning of "non-exclusive"
2019-02-12 21:22
#260
kennyS | 
United Kingdom Thijo 
Ok could just tell me nicely jeez..
2019-02-12 21:23
#262
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United States ferric 
Well first of all, if you wanted niceness, I have been nice to other people that didn't know either that didn't express rage over this and just stated this confusion unlike users like you that say things like "FUCK OFF... FUCKING HELL... killing csgo slowly... etc"
2019-02-12 21:26
Ok you could just learn to read before making retarded comments jeez
2019-02-13 06:32
#238
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Spain iamF1XEN 
Good work !!!
2019-02-12 21:05
Finally
2019-02-12 21:09
#244
World non 
Facebook stream and ESL are killing Cs go scene slowly
2019-02-12 21:10
#286
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Norway Sn0w___ 
It's non exclusive which means it will be on twitch too. :) This counts for IEM and ESL btw..
2019-02-12 21:38
#250
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Sweden ak1do 
Lets hope the streams works fine, and you get the match even broadcasted in ENGLISH this time!!
2019-02-12 21:15
So many people not even reading the news, it clearly says streams won't be only facebook this time so chill xddd
2019-02-12 21:17
#252
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Finland Slaughtrr 
>"The news will be greatly welcomed by the community" LUL
2019-02-12 21:16
#255
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United States ferric 
If the community wasnt stupid, yeah it would be.
2019-02-12 21:20
+1 everyone just sees facebook and goes beserker( without actually reading the news)
2019-02-12 21:51
+1 Truer words have never been spoken.
2019-02-13 11:13
#253
jdm64 | 
United States aveng3 
Thank Mr. ESL
2019-02-12 21:18
truly amazing. thank you ESL
2019-02-12 21:21
SUCKS!! TWITCH > broadcast deal with Facebook
2019-02-12 21:33
#287
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Norway Sn0w___ 
It's non exclusive which means it will be on twitch too. :)
2019-02-12 21:39
we hope..
2019-02-13 06:29
#288
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Sweden Lagge15 
I wanted to see so many games in EPL last season but couldn't because of the poor server and b and with quality of Facebook streams
2019-02-12 21:39
exactly
2019-02-12 21:44
#295
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Germany sleezy 
Ahahahhaah this legit shows half of the hltv kids have 70iq
2019-02-12 21:45
the major better be on twitch
2019-02-12 21:45
#297
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Brazil punhodeaso12 
FINALLY <3
2019-02-12 21:47
Facebook had their time, and they were shit. Hopefully nobody will ever give a try to that crap stream again.
2019-02-12 21:48
Fuck facebook streams......
2019-02-12 21:51
#321
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United Kingdom alcaz4r 
i feel like you didnt read the article
2019-02-12 22:09
you can feel anything u like :) doesn't change the fact that fb streams were the worst shit
2019-02-13 12:29
i threw up a little
2019-02-12 21:58
Illiterate?
2019-02-13 06:30
explain the thought process behind that question, i'm genuinely interested
2019-02-13 09:56
FINALLY
2019-02-12 22:01
nobody likes the fucking facebook streaming ESL is just being greedy
2019-02-12 22:03
#316
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United States pzez 
NON EXCLUSIVE... Try reading once in a while you plebs. AS IN, they're not going to only stream on facebook and will begin streaming on other services again, along with facebook.
2019-02-12 22:04
Nice, stupid decision in first place to make any exclusive deal, I mean if they had actually tried the facebook platform as streaming service for even a minute, they had already experienced how lackluster it still is. Facebook isn't considerable stream platform for e-sports at this point and might not ever be unless it experiences radical updates.
2019-02-12 22:09
#322
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Croatia Netkov 
Thanks god...
2019-02-12 22:09
cool
2019-02-12 22:14
#328
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Dominican Republic SantoDomingo 
Good
2019-02-12 22:13
#330
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Argentina GZ^ 
The comment section is so
2019-02-12 22:14
#Boycott
2019-02-12 22:19
People who are mad didn’t read the article lol
2019-02-12 22:26
#341
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New Zealand JK_77 
I'm so stupid
2019-02-12 22:39
yo my 10 IQ brain can't comprehend what non-exclusive means. Is it bad or good
2019-02-12 23:03
half this thread in a nutshell
2019-02-13 05:46
dont know if anyone will read this but rip esl.atx.sx you will truly be missed also the nice memes and actually good mods there :( 😎
2019-02-12 23:05
Does premier mean like mdl? Thats the part I dont understand. Back in the day premier meant semi-pro and pro meant pro. So if thats still the case, then does this mean ESL is only going to let us watch semi-pro matches on other platforms while pro matches are still exclusive to facebook? Someone pls answer so I can decide whether this is good news or bad news.
2019-02-12 23:25
premier as in top tier tournaments
2019-02-13 00:56
YouTube is still the ultimate platform
2019-02-12 23:23
I'm very disappointed by the number of people commenting who didn't read the title Sometimes I think this community has 60 IQ collectively
2019-02-12 23:29
too many zeros there
2019-02-13 05:46
#357
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Denmark Zorrondo 
FUCK I liked facebook. Lost all respect I had for ESL
2019-02-12 23:41
from bad to worse and still the same shit ggwp ESL dunno what i was promising from you better start to learn german/russian
2019-02-12 23:43
???? but this is better ???? it's non exclusive now so the games can be streamed on any platform did you even read the article
2019-02-13 05:45
ops i guess I missunderstanded "non-exlusive" thanks for explanation
2019-02-13 14:04
all cool but next time, i would recommend reading a bit more thoroughly before posting such a negative comment like this
2019-02-13 14:45
YES
2019-02-13 00:01
This major won’t be streamed on Facebook right?
2019-02-13 00:09
It will be streamed on Facebook AND other platforms as well (Twitch, YouTube). hence the phrase "non-exclusive"
2019-02-13 05:44
In similar cases on TV it's not transmitted Live on other TV stations (platforms)..
2019-02-13 10:22
#376
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Czech Republic PaYaB 
Ppl are so stupid here or what ? Can't you all read ? It's better now, 'cuz it's not EXCLUSIVE anymore.
2019-02-13 01:07
BTW it's still possible that a certain match or event could be FB only, this just gives ESL the right to use an alternative when they want to. Big events they probably won't touch FB but wouldn't be surprised if, for example, ESL pro league matches have a lot of FB only streams.
2019-02-13 01:13
#380
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Spain elskio 
Thanks god. Finally we are back to twitch baby
2019-02-13 02:00
NOO, stream on fb??? How do i watch it if i dont have a pager or pc on windows 95??
2019-02-13 02:29
...... did u read the article "non-exclusive" This Major and any ESL/IEM events from now on will be streamed on Twitch as well as Facebook.
2019-02-13 05:28
That was bait, i already read the hall comments section before that and decided, i can write it aswell just 4 lulz.
2019-02-13 11:50
damn it i fell for it although hard to tell who's pretending from who's actually dumb in this thread.
2019-02-13 12:07
Tf this is going to be the best major and they just ruined it ffs
2019-02-13 05:01
did you even read the article? The Major will be on Twitch as well
2019-02-13 05:27
#403
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Denmark Xipingu 
Dude, Valve decides where the major is streamed, end of story. That is not ESL’s decision. Valve’s event, Valve’s final word, otherwise ESL will experience another 2 years without a major (actually almost 3).
2019-02-13 06:11
20 viewer count for FB Major stream incoming
2019-02-13 05:27
#410
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Brazil trech 
Facebook? No thanks.
2019-02-13 06:35
#412
shox | 
India iejesus 
no
2019-02-13 06:54
will non-exclusive mean it will be streamed on Twitch AT THE SAME TIME???
2019-02-13 09:16
it means esl now has a legal way out, but will continue to shove fb down our throats
2019-02-13 10:15
Doesn't mean it WILL but that it CAN be streamed on Twitch which I guarantee you will 100% happen because almost everyone would choose Twitch over FB.
2019-02-13 11:14
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