SPORT1 Secures Broadcast Rights for DreamHack CS:GO, Rocket League Tournaments

  • SPORT1 will air DreamHack’s 2019 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Rocket League tournaments on its pay-TV channel eSPORTS1.
  • The deal provides platform-neutral and TV-exclusive rights for Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.
  • eSPORTS1 also broadcasts live competitions for games such as League of Legends, Overwatch, and FIFA 19.

German sports network SPORT1 has signed a partnership with DreamHack Database-Link-e1521645463907 to broadcast Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Database-Link-e1521645463907 (CS:GO) and Rocket League Database-Link-e1521645463907 tournaments in 2019.

The deal will see five total tournaments broadcast via SPORT1’s eSPORTS1 premium TV channel, with platform-neutral and TV-exclusive rights for Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. eSPORTS1 will broadcast the CS:GO DreamHack Masters tournaments in Dallas and Malmö, Sweden along with the Rocket League DreamHack Pro Circuit tournaments from Dallas, Valencia, Spain, and Montreal.

“With DreamHack, we welcome onboard our next strong content partner to eSPORTS1, with their considerable experience of showcasing major eSports events,” said SPORT1 COO TV and board member Daniel von Busse, in a release. “With the new partnership, eSPORTS1 now offers live events from all currently popular eSports games. DreamHack Masters is one of the top event series in CS:GO—our viewers can look forward to some first-class entertainment. We are convinced that even the still-relatively-new Rocket League will also be a hit with the community.”

eSPORTS1 already airs live competitions for games such as League of Legends Database-Link-e1521645463907, Overwatch Database-Link-e1521645463907, Dota 2 Database-Link-e1521645463907, FIFA 19 Database-Link-e1521645463907, Hearthstone Database-Link-e1521645463907, and Pro Evolution Soccer.

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Just this week, DreamHack announced a global streaming partnership with Caffeine Database-Link-e1521645463907 that will see the platform broadcast 10 CS:GO and Dota 2 tournaments in 2019, as well as produce a DreamHack-centric show from each event called “Overtime.” In February, DreamHack also agreed to a licensing deal with German company 7Sports—the sports business unit of ProSiebenSat.1—that gives it rights to cover DreamHack events for its weekly show, ran eSports: Professional. Gaming. Magazine.

“We are delighted to have signed this partnership with SPORT1, which will make our CS:GO and Rocket League tournaments accessible to a wider German-speaking public,” said DreamHack’s chief product officer Michael Van Driel, in a release. “SPORT1 is a professional and well-known sports network and their dedicated esports channel, eSPORTS1, is simply a perfect fit [for] DreamHack.”


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