Twitter is Set to Stream a Professional Counter-Strike Match

By: Joey Haar - Aug 2, 2016
References: e-league & engadget
Services dedicated to eSports streaming, like Twitch, have been around for some time, but their appeal has been limited to relatively niche audiences. But with eSports increasing in popularity worldwide -- and thus becoming more lucrative -- major media sites like Twitter are taking notice. The mainstream social media outlet is set to stream a 'Counter-Strike: Global Offensive' match.

Twitter has recently gotten into old-fashioned, live human sports streaming, offering Wimbledon 2016 coverage and inking a deal with the NFL to stream Thursday Night Football for the 2016-2017 season, but this is its first foray into eSports streaming. Considering that certain eSports events have reportedly garnered more viewership online than the TV viewership for the Superbowl, a venture into eSports streaming seems crucial to cement the viewer base for Twitter's streaming service.