The organizer of esports tournaments ESL and the e-sports content company Maincast have announced the extension of the partnership agreement on cooperation until 2027. As part of the renewal of the agreement (the current agreement is valid until 2023), Maincast will retain exclusive rights to broadcast tournaments from ESL Gaming.
Frank Uddo, Senior Vice President of Global Media at ESL Gaming: “Maincast is one of our largest media partners, professionally localizing our tournaments for fans of all Eastern European countries. This proves that esports has become an integral part of the region. we look forward to doing even better with Maincast. "
The agreement applies to the full package of products consisting of ESL Pro Tour Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO), ESL Pro Tour StarCraft® II, ESL Mobile, as well as ESL Gaming's in the Dota 2 discipline.
Andrey Grigoriev, CEO and co-founder of Maincast: "We are pleased to announce that our partnership with ESL Gaming has been extended until the second quarter of 2027. We have already started working on long-term projects and are looking for new ways to improve and improve our product. We will do our best to provide viewers of our channels even more high-quality broadcasts and content. "
As a reminder, ESL and Maincast entered into a partnership in 2020. Thanks to this alliance, the company showed all the major championships for the Russian-speaking audience, recording record views at IEM Katowice 2020 and ESL One Los Angeles 2020.