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GINX Esports TV, claimed to be the world’s largest eSports TV channel, has secured global TV rights to the International Dota 2 Championships 2017.

ginx 7august2017The company says that its coverage of the championships, from 7-12 August, will be its Glastonbury, with 60 hours of live coverage across six days of tournament action from Seattle. The International Dota 2 Championships is the premier event in the eSports calendar and this year’s prize pool sets an eSports record, rising above $23 million. It has also set a record for the most lucrative tournament in esports history. Six teams have direct invites to the event while another 12 come in via qualifiers from the Americas, Southeast Asia, Europe and China. There will be 16 teams competing in the main event.

GINX Esports TV is available in the UK on Sky and Virgin Media and recently launched on DStv in South Africa. It is distributed to over 40 million homes internationally and the channel has been ramping up its live coverage of esports tournaments as well as its roster of presenter led studio shows like the First Hour, Daily Download and The Bridge. It recently showed the FIFA Interactive Club World Cup live from Sky Sports Studios in the UK, with eSport players from 19 of the biggest football clubs from around the globe fighting it out to be crowned the top FIFA game player. Manchester City, PSG, Ajax, Schalke 04 and New York City FC were among teams taking part giving their eSports players have access to the same facilities as first team football players including: sports psychologists, physio's, nutritionists and trainers.

Commenting on the move, Michiel Bakker, GINX Esports TV CEO, said: “We are excited to be bringing the International Dota 2 Championships 2017 to eSports fans who want to enjoy the experience on their television. The interest from the esports community in the outcome of the tournament in Seattle is unparalleled and the size of the prize pool is reflective of the growth and importance of esports now right across the globe.”