Channel Ten Makes entry into esport with new broadcast deal
GFINITY Esports Australia has announced a partnership with Network Ten that will broadcast the inaugural 2018 Gfinity Elite Series live on free-to-air television.
Ten’s ONE channel will broadcast 3 hours of all Rocket League matches from HOYTS Esports Arena in Sydney’s Moore Park starting this weekend June 3 at 10 am.
This kicks off five weeks of regular season gaming, plus the two weeks of finals with all Rocket League games in the league including Counter-Strike: GO and Street Fighter V.
Dominic Remond, CEO of Gfinity Esports Australia, said: “We are committed to growing esports in this country and promoting a new level of quality entertainment and professional gameplay, so we are very excited to be taking Gfinity Elite Series Australia to a new, free-to-air television audience.
“Network Ten is one of the leading entertainment companies in Australia, with a long tradition of bringing fun and engaging content to viewers, and we’re thrilled that audiences will be able to tune in to watch the live Rocket League matches each Sunday on ONE.”
Gfinity Australia will run two Elite Seasons in 2018, comprising seven weeks of competition for each season, with a total prize pool for the year of $450,000.