Starting next week, eSports is coming to Facebook Live. Spanish team G2 eSports and its players will be delivering content on the social platform starting Feb. 1, making it the first time an eSports team has streamed on Facebook Live and publicly announced that it has worked closely with Facebook’s eSport partnership team.
The non-exclusive streaming collaboration on Facebook Live will include live gameplay broadcasts, video on-demand content and footage from events as well. Fans will be able to access the live streams on the traditional News Feed, video tab and on Facebook’s newly-launched Gameroom Windows, a desktop gaming platform.
“One of G2’s biggest goals is to share our love of this industry with all fans by making our content as accessible as we can, while also helping lesser-known streamers looking to make a name for themselves,” G2 Founder and CEO Carlos “ocelote” Rodríguez Santiago said in a statement. “We pride ourselves on innovation, and by leaning into Facebook as an audience platform, we see a world of new opportunities beyond what the current streaming ecosystem offers.”
G2, which was founded in late 2013, currently fields teams in League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Vainglory, Hearthstone, Rocket League and Super Smash Bros.