ESL in a unique fashion has revealed its entertainment deal with the Dubai-based airline Emirates. The deal confirms the on-demand availability of Esports content from ESL on the Inflight Entertainment Systems, available for all passengers on board. The deal which becomes operational immediately will run until June 2018.
Emirates has a global channel of operations in over 150 destinations across six continents and this deal facilitates large numbers of flyers.
Anyone traveling with Emirates will be allowed to enjoy highlights from some of the biggest esports events in recent history. Relive Na’Vi’s immaculate run through the ESL One New York 2016 bracket. Catch up on the biggest plays, upsets and storylines from Intel Extreme Masters World Championship Katowice 2017 – Astralis lifting their first ever Intel Extreme Masters trophy, TY’s intense StarCraft II grand final match against Stats and Flash Wolves’ success story in the League of Legends bracket.
The deal will also encompass future stadium events like ESL One Cologne within the entertainment selection, so you can look forward to an extended library of esports highlights, across multiple titles and competitions.
Torsten Haux, VP of Global Media Rights at ESL, is thrilled by the additional mainstream visibility for esports.
“At ESL, we are always looking to increase the visibility of esports and are happy to work with Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, on our first inflight entertainment deal. 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 airline.”
To familiarize yourself with ESL content on the Emirate’s Inflight Entertainment System you can check out their detailed listings on the official website.