When it comes to video game live streaming, YouTube used to lose against its biggest rival, Twitch. But it looks like YouTube has finally managed to score. Reportedly, Activision broke a deal with YouTube to broadcast its Esports events on the world’s second most visited website.
The first Activison Esports event that’ll broadcast exclusively on YouTube is the Call of Duty League 2020. Call of Duty League series will be then be followed by the Esports broadcasts of other popular Activision titles like Overwatch and Hearthstone.
Pete Vlastelica, CEO of Activision Blizzard Esports, said: “This is an exciting year for Activision Blizzard Esports as we head into the inaugural season of Call of Duty League and our first ever season of homestands for Overwatch League all around the world.”
YouTube is already the unbeatable destination to watch prerecorded gaming videos. Also, many legendary gamers like Shroud and Ninja publish the best performances of their Twitch live streaming on YouTube.
Despite all of that, Twitch has always been the first choice for live streaming Esports events. But following this deal between Activision Blizzard and YouTube, the trend is about to change.
Ryan Wyatt, Head of YouTube Gaming, said: “I couldn’t be more excited for Activision Blizzard to choose YouTube as its exclusive home for the digital live streaming of both leagues.”
Via – IGN