Plays.tv today announced a strategic partnership with the Electronic Sports League (ESL), to offer gamers exclusive video from upcoming Intel Extreme Masters events. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive will be covered and viewers will be able to see entire matches from the players' perspectives, easily viewed and embeddable from Plays.tv on any social sharing platform.
ESL will for the first time capture point of view (POV) recordings (complete with player audio) of every player and make them available shortly after matches finish, exclusively on Plays.tv. The competition will begin this week at Gamescom.
The traditional spectator-view VODs will also be available on Plays.tv first, along with exclusive highlight reels and top plays from the day’s matches. Unlike traditional replays, Plays.tv records matches in video format from a player’s POV, including in-game communications and mouse-clicks, and makes them almost instantly available to be watched online, from any device.
To catch all the IEM action throughout the current season, follow @ESL on Plays.tv at http://plays.tv/esl.