YouTube Signs eSports Streaming Deal

Google-owned internet video giant YouTube has revealed that they've signed a streaming deal with the eSports Championship Series, and will broadcast live streams of the group's events as a result.

The deal will see YouTube getting the exclusive rights to stream the events, with the first event due for broadcast being the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament, which will take place on March 25th. The deal ends a two-year relationship between ECS owner Faceit and game streaming service Twitch.

eSports has grown as a popular betting vertical for operators, as there's millions of spectators for events around the world annually. The deal comes as being interesting, as Google is notoriously tough on gambling, as it forbids advertising for betting on many of its products.

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