7Sports Secures German Broadcast Rights to CS:GO BLAST Pro Series

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  German free-to-air TV network ProSieben MAXX will air Counter-Strike: Global Offensive BLAST Pro Series events this season.

  The network’s ran eSports: Professional. Gaming. Magazine. show will also report from the events.

  7Sports also recently signed an exclusive German TV deal with DreamHack.

  Media company ProSiebenSat.1’s sports business unit, 7Sports, has acquired the exclusive German broadcast rights to this season’s BLAST Pro Series Counter-Strike: Global Offensive? (CS:GO) tournaments.

  ProSiebenSat.1 signed a licensing agreement with BLAST Pro Series owner, RFRSH Entertainment?. ProSieben MAXX, a free-to-air channel targeted at men, will broadcast the first event of the season this weekend from S?o Paulo, Brazil. Eight BLAST Pro Series tournaments are planned for 2019, and future events will be broadcast on TV and online.

  Each BLAST Pro Series tournament has a $250K USD prize pool and features six teams: five of the world’s top CS:GO squads along with the best local team from the host region. After Brazil, the next event takes place in Miami, Florida, in April. ProSieben MAXX will also broadcast from that event. Additionally, the network’s ran eSports: Professional. Gaming. Magazine. show will report from the events.

  Related Article: DreamHack Signs TV and Web Licensing Deal with 7Sports

  “Via the licensing agreement for the BLAST Pro Series, we have secured one of the largest and most relevant Counter-Strike tournaments for ProSieben MAXX and our online platforms,” said Stefan Zant, managing director and COO of 7Sports. “Thanks to the impressive staging of the events and the participation of the best international esports teams, this will be a special experience for the viewers. We are looking forward to the collaboration with RFRSH Entertainment.”

  In January, RFRSH Entertainment announced a similar deal for Brazilian broadcast rights with free-to-air network, Globo TV. Last month, ProSiebenSat.1 agreed to a German TV deal with DreamHack?, allowing ran eSports to exclusively cover its events and for 7Sports’ eSports.com website to have “further access” to DreamHack content, according to a release.