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Twitch's three-year deal with ESL and DreamHack is a landmark for the streaming platform and another sign that the esports industry is adopting traditional media-rights principles.

Esports organisations ESL and DreamHack are looking to the long-term as they continue to agree media rights deals with more traditional broadcasters.

Riot Games has been prolific in sealing League of Legends esports media-rights deals with Asian streaming platforms in recent months, but such deals remain secondary to the company's primary focus of games publishing.

Mobile gaming and streaming company Bilibili is hoping its deal for rights to the next three League of Legends World Championships will demonstrate the strategic power of top-tier esports content in China.

Three major deals last month have shown the esports market is maturing quickly, with rights-holders focusing on exclusivity and rights fees over universal reach and exposure for sponsors.

German sports broadcaster Sport1 has reached an agreement for subscription streaming service Amazon Prime Video to carry its eSports1 channel in Germany and Austria

TV2 Denmark, the government-owned subscription and free-to-air broadcaster, has retained exclusive rights to the 2021 season of esports’ Blast Premier series.

The Mediapro agency and production group is to handle the broadcast production of the third season of the eLiga Portugal, the esports league set up by the organising body of Portugal's Primeira Liga and…

International broadcaster Eleven Sports will show Pro League esports matches on its linear channels dedicated to the top-tier of Belgian league football, it said on Friday

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Twitch’s deal with game developer Activision Blizzard last month is the latest indication the live-streaming platform and its rivals are now seeking esports rights on an exclusive basis.