[UPDATE] – A representative for Twitch and Gfinity has contacted PowerUp! to clarify that the exclusivity relates to online broadcasting only.
More information regarding viewing options in Australia will be announced shortly.
Gfinity and Twitch announced a partnership today that will see the Gfinity Elite Series Australia broadcast online exclusively on Twitch. Every match in season one will appear on Twitch, commencing this coming weekend.
The Gfinity Elite Series Australia is the first city-based esports competition in the country. Billed as esports ‘Big Bash’ six teams will compete in matches of Counter-Strike: GO, Rocket League and Street Fighter V.
Running for seven weeks, the series is the first of its kind in both Australia and on Twitch.
Gfinity Elite Series Australia Twitch Partnership
Starting from June 2 at 3 pm AEST, Twitch will be broadcasting the first match of the Gfinity Elite Series Australia. The first matches will be played in Counter-Strike: GO with Rocket League played at 10 am on Sunday June 3 and Street Fighter V at 4 pm the same day.
The series will be broadcast every week at the Gfinity Elite Series Australia channel.
Dominic Remond, CEO of Gfinity Esports Australia said of the partnership;
We are very excited to be partnering with Twitch as the home of the inaugural Gfinity Elite Series Australia. We know they have a highly engaged audience and are the preferred platform for the esports community in Australia.
They will bring the action from the tournament, and the dynamism of our live audience, to the fans at home and those across the country who are unable to attend the events at the arena in Sydney
Lewis Mitchell, Partnerships Associate for Australia and New Zealand at Twitch said “Esports in Australia and New Zealand is growing at a phenomenal pace. We are happy to be part of the next step in the Gfinity Elite Series Australia.
“Our partnership with Gfinity Esports Australia will bring all viewers together in the one place they feel most at home as they enjoy the competition with other like-minded fans.”
Make sure you tune into the first matches this Saturday at 3pm and support your team.