Twitter to livestream its first eSports competition

New York: Aiming to woo the growing league of gamers and turn its fortunes, micro-blogging site Twitter from this weekend will livestream its first eSports competition via ELEAGUE where teams would be playing 'Counter-Strike: Global Offensive' - a multiplayer first-person shooter video game. Recently, Twitter reached an agreement with ELEAGUE -- a professional eSports organisation - to provide live-streaming coverage of the semi-finals and championship of the gaming competition scheduled to take place on Friday and Saturday in Atlanta (Saturday and Sunday in Indian subcontinent). In addition to live event coverage, the @EL Twitter handle would provide real-time highlights, GIFs, memes, stats and score updates, Periscope content with ELEAGUE on-air talent and behind-the-scenes footage with players. With this deal, eSports organisation would have an advantage of using Twitter's audience to interact with fans and promote competitive gaming, Tech Crunch reported.

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