Emirates and ESL bring esports to inflight entertainment

 

ESL, the world’s largest esports company and part of the international digital entertainment group MTG, has announced its first major inflight entertainment deal: until June 2018, Emirates flights will have on-demand ESL esports content available to all passengers.

ESL will deliver highlights, clips and stories from major global events

ESL will deliver highlights, clips and stories from major global events, such as ESL One New York 2016, which drew over 8,500 fans to the Barclays Center in New York last October, or the world’s biggest esports event in history, the Intel Extreme Masters World Championship Katowice 2017. Future stadium tournaments produced by ESL will also be added to the Emirates entertainment portfolio, including the ESL One Cologne 2017.

“At ESL, we are always looking to increase the visibility of esports and are happy to work with Emirates, one of the world’s biggest airline fleets, on our first inflight entertainment deal,” said Torsten Haux, VP Global Media Rights, ESL. “As a truly global company with events all around the world, I’m sure that players and fans will enjoy ESL’s esports highlights as they travel on Emirates airlines.”