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Published: 13/Sep/2018 13:14 Updated: 14/Sep/2018 12:09by Joe O'Brien
Sky Sports will broadcast the playoffs of the CS:GO FaceIt London Major on September 20-23.
FaceIt has announced a partnership that will see the final matches of the London Major, the first of CS:GO’s most prestigious tournaments to be held in the UK, broadcast on Sky Sports, another first for CS:GO.
In addition to the matches, Sky Sports’ coverage will include an exclusive one-hour documentary on the road to the Major. After the Major concludes, a “highlights” program looking back on some of the most exciting moments will air on Sky Two at 11pm.
Sky’s coverage will be available on skysports.com, as well as the Sky Sports YouTube and Facebook channels.
Georgie Faulkner, Sky Sports’ Head of Multi Sports, said:
“FACEIT Major is one of the world’s biggest esports events, and we’re delighted to be able to bring the London finals to a whole new audience. We’re no stranger to world of esports, but this is the first time we have broadcast competitive CS:GO and we can’t wait to get started. With a sold-out SEE Wembley Arena, and some of the biggest names in the game, we’re sure our viewers will love it.”
The FaceIt London Major kicked off on September 5 with the Challengers stage, during which FaceIt reported record viewership with over 20 million hours watched and peak viewership exceeding 500,000.
The current Legends stage will run until September 16, reducing the current 16 teams down to eight through a Swiss system. The qualifying eight teams will be drawn into a single-elimination, best of three bracket which will be played on September 20-23 to determine the next Major champions.