Esports championship organizer ESL Gaming has announced an exclusive image licensing partnership with the ESPAT platform. As part of the deal, ESPAT will become the official distribution partner for photos from the Intel Extreme Masters Series and ESL Pro League. The agreement comes into force with IEM Katowice 2022, which continues this week.
As a result, ESPAT will work with the ESL Gaming photography team to capture and share key moments throughout the IEM and EPL competitive season. The images will then be distributed on the ESPAT platform for editorial use.
Matt Hill, ESPAT CEO: "ESL Gaming is one of the preeminent organizations in the world of gaming and esports with an unparalleled global reach. ESPAT is proud to call an ESL Partner and together we look forward to innovation in gaming content creation. Our licensing and technology The solution will help expand the reach of premium ESL images, creating new ways for photographers and creators to monetize their work. We are excited to improve our service to the CS:GO community starting at IEM Katowice 2022."
It is noted that the ESPAT platform began hosting ESL image archives from the start of IEM Katowice 2022.
As part of the collaboration, the parties reportedly plan to explore opportunities that drive innovation in licensing, including the use of ESPAT technology to unlock interactivity in ESL digital images.