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ESL's upcoming CS:GO event in NY live streamed in VR

ESL will be live streaming the upcoming CS:GO event in New York in glorious VR.

Published Thu, Sep 22 2016 9:55 PM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

ESL is stepping up its broadcasting game, with its upcoming ESL One New York Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament to be the first eSports event livestreamed in VR.

ESL's upcoming CS:GO event in NY live streamed in VR |

The battle will take place on October 1-2, with those tuning in with virtual reality able to feel like they're watching the CS:GO tournament in the Barclays Center, or from in-game viewpoints of the action with an awesome first-person point of view off to the side. You'll be able to look around in 360 degrees thanks to VR, but you won't be able to choose specific locations to watch from.

A broadcaster will be selecting the viewing points, just how regular games are broadcasted. is the company handling the VR broadcast, which will play on all VR platforms: iOS, Android, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and the Gear VR. You'll need to watch the games through the app, or the website.

ESL also partnered with Wonderworld VR which will be handling the video stream of the CS:GO tournament from the Barclays Center, while handles the in-game stream.


Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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