Warning: the following contains details and information about an awesome event that is delighting the growing legions of gamers but could befuddle the uninitiated.
The first-ever ELEAGUE major—with a $1 million prize purse—kicked off Saturday on Twitch, the world’s leading social video platform and community for gamers, video game culture, and the creative arts. The week-long tournament features live coverage on Twitch starting at 10 a.m. daily through Wednesday, with Richard Lewis and a veteran crew of analysts providing commentary and player interviews throughout.
The playoffs will broadcast on Twitch from Atlanta’s historic Fox Theatre beginning Friday. Tune in Sunday starting at 10 a.m. for the Grand Final and the crowning of the first CS:GO Major Champion presented live on TBS and Twitch.
You can also check out one of the ELEAGUE matches using Game Command, a very cool and first-of-its-kind mosaic video player accessible via live.eleague.com. This customizable interface allows fans to watch select ELEAGUE Major matches through a variety of different viewing options. Fans can choose between individual player views (up to four at a time); a team vantage point for either squad’s complete lineup of five players; the observer feed; and a large version of the game map.
This is the first ELEAGUE Major event since its launch by Turner Sports and WME|IMG last March.