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YouTube signs exclusive deal for e-sports content

Media | 03/16/2017 7:58 pm EDT

In another deal that highlights the value of e-sports, Alphabet Inc.’s YouTube has signed a multi-year partnership with competitive gaming company FaceIt to be the exclusive hub for its content. FaceIt, creators of the Esports Championship Series (ECS), describes itself as a “leading competitive platform for online multiplayer games, with more than 6 million users logging in a total of over 12 million online game sessions each month,” according to the Thursday press release.   Ryan Wyatt, global head of gaming content at YouTube, said in the release the deal...