activision-blizzardFacebook Live is a pretty nifty feature that allows users to broadcast themselves live for their followers to see. We’ve seen celebrities use this feature to conduct like Q&A sessions, or just to update fans on what’s going on. We’ve also seen it used to livestream certain events, and while some might have likened it to Twitter’s Periscope, that could soon change.


In a recent announcement made by Activision Blizzard, they have revealed that they will be expanding the coverage of the eSports scene by livestreaming eSports matches on Facebook Live. This means that you will no longer have to tune into a separate website/service to catch your matches live, although it is unclear if all matches will be streamed on Facebook Live, or just some.

This will kick off with the MLG Anaheim Open which is basically a two-day Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 tournament that will begin on the 10th of June, 2016. However they expect that eventually they will stream content on a daily basis via the MLG Facebook page, which will also play host to match highlights, stats, interviews, and commentary.

According to Dan Reed, Facebook’s head of global sports partnerships, “Esports is an exciting space and continues to be a growing priority for us. With over 1.6 billion people on the platform and a growing suite of VOD and live-streaming products that partners can use to increase engagement, Facebook is uniquely positioned to help eSports fans connect around exciting moments and great eSports content.”

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