ESL have partnered with virtual reality streaming service SLIVER.tv to stream tournaments, including the upcoming Intel Extreme Masters Katowice and ESL One Cologne, in 360° VR throughout 2017.
The partnership will extend to five unannounced ESL tournaments and seven DreamHack events. The service was previously tested at ESL One New York and IEM Oakland, where 130,000 unique viewers tuned in.
"Our partnership with SLIVER.tv at ESL One New York and IEM Oakland last year exceeded our expectations, and our fans, teams and players were blown away by the first-ever live broadcast of CS:GO and League of Legends in VR," ESL product manager Stuart Ewen said in a statement.
"We are delighted to partner with SLIVER.tv this year across 7 events starting with Intel Extreme Masters in Katowice, Poland where in 2016 we saw over 100,000 attendees and nearly two million peak concurrent online viewers. With the help of SLIVER.tv we hope 2017 will be even bigger and better."