Gfinity Elite Series to Broadcast Exclusively on Facebook

Announcement | Elite Series

Gfinity is pleased to announce a significant agreement with Facebook for the exclusive global streaming rights for the Gfinity Elite Series, excluding Australia, until the end of 2018.

This exclusive broadcast agreement begins with immediate effect for the Gfinity Elite Series Season 3 in the UK, which started on Friday 9th March. The agreement also extends to new territories which are part of Gfinity’s global expansion.

Season 3 of the Elite Series consists of eight weeks of live tournament action, including bonus content such as behind the scenes programming with teams and players, weekly match highlights and special guest appearances. Professional football Adebayo Akinfenwa will host Game On FIFA 18, a magazine-style show which airs every Wednesday throughout the season.

This series will be the first UK tournament to stream on Facebook with FIFA 18 every Friday at 6:00 PM, Rocket League every Saturday at 10:00 AM and Street Fighter V every Saturday at 6:00 PM. The culminating final will air on 28th April.

Neville Upton, Chief Executive of Gfinity, said:

“Facebook is a leading global brand with over two billion people on the platform, and this partnership brings to life their commitment to driving innovation and engagement in esports with their huge gaming community. This pioneering deal will enable us to accelerate our plans for growth to reach our Gfinity World Series goal.”

Patrick Chapman, Manager of Esports Partnerships at Facebook, said:

“The Gfinity Elite Series has quickly established itself as one of the leading productions and innovative leagues in esports globally. We are excited to welcome the Gfinity team and support them in their international expansion to build one of the most dynamic and exciting esports leagues in the world.”

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