Of course, streams on Twitter or Twitch won't replace this weekend's traditional broadcast on the TBS cable network, but will serve as a different venue for a much different audience than TV. It's a bit surprising that this will be the first time Twitter has streamed eSports, but hey, everyone has to start somewhere.
Twitter streams its first eSports tournament this weekendEleague's first championship for 'Counter-Strike: Global Offensive' starts broadcasting today at 4pm Eastern.
Twitter is expanding beyond traditional stick-and-ball streams and moving into the lucrative eSports realm this weekend. As part of a partnership with Eleague and Turner Broadcasting, the microblogging service will air two days of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive play from Atlanta. The action starts today at 5pm Eastern with semi-finals. Eleague's end-of-season championship play starts Saturday afternoon at 4 Eastern with two teams going head to head in a best-of-three series.
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Twitter streams its first eSports tournament this weekend