ESL, DreamHack announce one-year deal with Huya for Chinese language streams

One of the largest streaming platforms in China, Huya, has become the exclusive digital media partner for ESL's and DreamHack's major esports competitions in Chinese languages.

This agreement will see the Chinese-language broadcasts of both CS:GO and Dota 2 events by ESL and DreamHack streamed exclusively on Huya in 2020, "delivering a dedicated stream in standard Mandarin and other Chinese languages and dialects", according to the press release.

ESL and Huya enter a streaming partnership

The deal covers "all upcoming Masters properties from the ESL Pro Tour", such as ESL One, IEM, and ESL Pro League events, as well as DreamHack's CS:GO and Dota 2 events. The first tournament to be broadcasted as a part of this deal is ESL One Cologne 2020, which will have an Asian division featuring TYLOO and three yet-unconfirmed teams.

This is not the first time ESL and Huya have entered a project together, as in September 2019 the two companies announced a "joint venture", with the plan being for Huya to invest into ESL - a company which is a part of the Modern Times Group (MTG) portfolio.

MTG, the digital entertainment company which acquired ESL and DreamHack, announced at the start of 2020 that the joint venture was terminated, and with it, Huya's plan to acquire a $30 million minority stake in ESL. "Differing views between the two parties on allocation of contractual risk and other key commercial terms" were cited as the reason.

In terms of esports broadcast rights, Huya also has exclusivity in China for the biggest League of Legends tournaments: LCK, LCS, and LEC. Huya's largest shareholder since April 2020 is Tencent, the multinational conglomorate which also owns League of Legends publisher Riot Games and stakes in gaming companies such as Epic Games and Supercell.

COME TO CHINA!
2020-07-23 13:57
#12
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CIS pls_help
ez for BIG to farm those chinese fans
2020-07-23 13:59
online ? yes. in Lan ? BIGSHIT
2020-07-23 17:54
RIP twitch, now we will see Chinese and Taiwanese arguing about politic on live chat instead of some meme chat
2020-07-24 08:40
+1
2020-07-31 17:38
COME TO KOREA
2020-07-23 14:02
#114
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India mari123
korea sucks come to Mumbai india
2020-07-24 22:07
rip twitch
2020-07-23 14:21
12 y/o Polaks: huya, hahah ._.xddddddDDDDXDD
2020-07-23 14:41
AHAHAHAHAAHAHAAH
2020-07-23 18:29
HAHAHAHAH XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
2020-07-23 23:23
#65
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United States Frotha
Come to America and get COVID-19
2020-07-23 15:20
China numba won
2020-08-01 14:06
no
2020-07-23 13:57
Poggers
2020-07-23 13:57
ok
2020-07-23 13:57
huinya
2020-07-23 13:58
No
2020-07-23 13:58
#7
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Poland Amirek
So basically nothing changes for English speakers?
2020-07-23 13:58
Yeah
2020-07-23 15:00
#8
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Hungary Bence7788
CHINA NUMBER ONE.
2020-07-23 13:58
wow unbelievable really
2020-07-23 13:59
#10
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Bahrain wojtuh10
Idi na Huya
2020-07-23 13:59
edited its only for Chinese streams who cares
2020-07-23 13:59
#16
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Sweden Lingon
You watch chinese stream?
2020-07-23 14:00
edited didnt read at first lmaoo
2020-07-23 14:00
Imagine spamming a comment and being only #11 though.
2020-07-23 17:15
How did I spam u weirdo
2020-07-23 20:55
you tried to be first
2020-07-24 12:28
i didn't tried to be first i just thought the title was clear but the text don't say the same thing u weirdo
2020-07-24 13:52
#13
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Sweden Lingon
ESL getting that bread
2020-07-23 13:59
huya sebe :D
2020-07-23 13:59
#38
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Poland Totali_
kek
2020-07-23 14:13
#15
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China dexdex
OK...
2020-07-23 13:59
Ok
2020-07-23 14:00
EZ FOR TYLOO TYLOOYONGYUANZAIWOXINZHONG <3
2020-07-23 14:00
huy :D:D:D:D:D:D:D LOLOL
2020-07-23 14:01
HUYA has very good streamers such like captainMo (former TYLOO member) and a lot watchers!
2020-07-23 14:01
#39
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Poland Totali_
chinese viewers (bots)
2020-07-23 14:14
And UZI ('_')7
2020-07-23 18:58
#92
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China Thalia
yes!
2020-07-23 20:07
CHINA NO. 1 Edit: yes tik tok is Chinese ya f-ing retards
2020-07-23 14:02
? schizophrenia spotted
2020-07-23 14:04
lul jk But i do hate tik toks its making people retarded
2020-07-23 14:08
Agreed
2020-07-23 16:22
#84
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China HEIDASHUAi
I hate tiktok too lol it's cringe af
2020-07-23 18:18
CHuja
2020-07-23 14:02
tylul the team that cant win against non asian teams but 2-0 every asian team except ig last game lul
2020-07-23 14:03
Russians will like this news :D
2020-07-23 14:03
#27
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China s1mple_yee
CSboys Xixi Ma GNLS!
2020-07-23 14:03
EZ for mo and ♿♿♿
2020-07-23 15:05
gnls
2020-07-23 18:11
yygq gck
2020-07-24 19:42
Expected
2020-07-23 14:03
Finally, there is no need to search for every platforms to find those tournaments.
2020-07-23 14:05
nixuya
2020-07-23 14:06
chinese gaules?
2020-07-23 14:06
Do whatever you want with the chinese streams as long as we don't have to put up with english streams on facebook again
2020-07-23 14:08
+1 That was the 2nd worst decision by ESL
2020-07-23 14:14
#99
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China SwooksarV2
Whats the first?
2020-07-24 03:39
False ban on s1mple
2020-07-24 07:01
expected
2020-07-23 14:11
CHINA NUMBA WAN
2020-07-23 14:12
idi na huya blyat hujowo
2020-07-23 14:14
#42
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United States clockworkk
good
2020-07-23 14:19
another international organization bow to Chinese
2020-07-23 14:21
ok
2020-07-23 14:24
Good! China loves csgo
2020-07-23 14:24
Rip douyu
2020-07-23 14:30
#48
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Slovakia xaboff
What about people who speak Chinese languages, but can use western platforms like Twitch (Taiwanese, Hongkongers, Macanese, Singaporeans)? Do they have no other option then to use this inferior Chinese platform? Very bad move by MTG
2020-07-23 14:33
Chill. You can access Chinese streaming platforms even in the Whitehouse, and guess what, they support English UI and foreign phone number registration. Who's inferior now?
2020-07-23 19:40
#93
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Slovakia xaboff
What I'm saying is that Huya is inferior to Twitch and it's a shame that these guys will not be able to watch it there
2020-07-23 20:33
Ok. Rip douyu, although Huya isnt bad. Its actually pretty good.
2020-07-24 03:44
tf what he's saying is huya is not inferior to twitch
2020-07-24 19:44
HUYA xaxaxaxa
2020-07-23 14:35
cto za Hujna blyat
2020-07-23 14:37
Nice cooperation.
2020-07-23 14:52
how'll they cover M4A4 Desolate Space, USP Kill Confirmed etc.
2020-07-23 14:57
most likely the censored version on stream.They may use PW client to rebroadcast like bedore.
2020-07-23 15:09
OK
2020-07-23 15:24
before*
2020-07-23 17:04
Rip doyu
2020-07-23 15:00
nihuya mens))
2020-07-23 15:01
GNLS
2020-07-23 15:03
Some year hltv.org will add chinese streams in matchpages.
2020-07-23 15:04
nice
2020-07-23 15:05
Hindi/urdu next?
2020-07-23 15:07
Pls
2020-07-23 15:30
#64
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CIS cardison
good for scene.. <3 china men
2020-07-23 15:11
Nice
2020-07-23 15:22
#69
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Brazil pooternd
very nice, hope tyloo win this
2020-07-23 15:42
China>USA
2020-07-23 15:57
6657downdown
2020-07-23 16:13
weeb percentage detected:66.57%
2020-07-24 19:45
#72
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France Il_padrino
China Numba One
2020-07-23 16:15
#73
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Lebanon Xpicyy
ESL Israel when?
2020-07-23 16:16
Can any chinese guy enlighten me. Is this big deal or not? Will that have any viewership?
2020-07-23 16:28
Yeah, that means DouyuTV is totally fucked up for CSGO esports stream.
2020-07-23 18:05
#76
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Indonesia Exodd
This will prolong csgo's life for another year, thanks China
2020-07-23 16:30
Huya sebe
2020-07-23 18:12
#83
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China HEIDASHUAi
Very nice
2020-07-23 18:16
"Huya's largest shareholder since April 2020 is Tencent" I have a bad feeling about this
2020-07-23 18:47
With good reasons.
2020-07-24 16:38
Very good
2020-07-23 18:50
People talking shit about huya clearly don't know how many viewers there are on huya compared to twitch... Its insaaaaaane
2020-07-23 18:58
+1 You can't see shit without blocking the patrons' notification. Guess who's rich...
2020-07-23 19:45
Good for them
2020-07-23 22:22
#96
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United States Shapiro
ESL One Shanghai
2020-07-23 22:49
Nice! I hope CS continues to grow even more in china now.
2020-07-23 23:37
huya CSBOY!!!!!!!!!
2020-07-24 07:49
CHINA NUMBA WAN
2020-07-24 08:39
#107
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Europe Werner9
6657upup
2020-07-24 13:55
Lmao, and thus Tencent got their hand on cs go in China. What could possibly go wrong? :p
2020-07-24 16:39
Now there is no more Twitch Stream from ESL or DreamHack right? Or it will happen on both?
2020-07-24 20:01
HLTV seriously don't have any news to report
2020-07-25 05:30
#116
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Indonesia dgtal
gaules still #1
2020-07-27 11:19
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