When it comes to spectator esports, none is better than CS: GO so it is always exciting when a big tournament reaches its final stage. The FACEIT London Major is the biggest esports event ever in the UK boasting world-class casters as well as the top teams going at it for a $1 million prize pool. It is a spectacle that no esports fan should miss.
The tournament’s Main Event will take place this week, from 20 to 23 September and I, for one, can’t wait to watch it all unfold. It is already the biggest esports event to take place in the UK to date and now, the tournament is making history again. Tournament organizers FACEIT have partnered with Sky Sports to bring CS: GO to the network for the first time.
Sky Sports is one of the leading broadcasting agencies in the UK and broadcasts sports such as the English Premier League and more. For an esports tournament to get broadcasted on Sky Sports is, therefore, a very big deal. It is another step in the right direction for esports and gaming as a whole. You will be able to watch the tournament’s final three days unfold on SkySports.com, their YouTube channel as well as their Facebook page.
Sure, you can watch the tournament on Steam.tv and Twitch.tv as well, but then you will miss out on the exclusive one-hour documentary showcasing the road to the FACEIT London Major by Sky Sports. For our international readers who have access to Sky Sports channels on their TV, you can also catch the highlights of the FACEIT London Major finals on channel Sky Two at 23:00 BST.
During last week’s Challenger stage leading up to the finals, a press release revealed that fans have watched 20 million hours of the tournament already, which is pretty impressive if you ask me.
Will you catch the FACEIT London Major on Sky Sports or will you stick with Twitch.tv? Let us know in the comment section below and tell us which team you think will win the tournament.