Activision Blizzard Media Networks, a division of Activision Blizzard, has announced an all new Esports Broadcast Network that will build upon the MLG.tv streaming platform.

Activision Blizzard Media Networks (ABMN) is partnering with Facebook to live stream eSports events on Facebook directly.

“Esports is an exciting space and continues to be a growing priority for us,” said Dan Reed, Head of Global Sports Partnerships for Facebook. “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. We’re thrilled to be working with Activision Blizzard Media Networks, a leader in esports, to help fans enjoy and share a variety of exciting new formats and programming on our platform.”

MLG has also announced its all new Event Viewing experience, which will make its debut during MLG Anaheim Open on June 10-12 for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3.

MLG.tv debuted its Enhanced Viewing Experience (EVE) at the event, a High-Definition video stream with a built-in algorithmic system that provides viewers with match statistics, up-to the-minute leaderboards and situational insights based on the competition they are watching.

In addition, ABMN is relaunching a daily esports show hosted by Chris Puckett.

As host of MLG.tv’s daily ESR broadcast, Puckett will produce up-to-the-minute premium highlights, interviews and news segments for a new generation of sports fans.

“We’re building a network dedicated to the thrill of competition and the passion of the fans,” said Bornstein. “MLG.tv will play a defining role in realizing the full potential of this audience by creating meaningful, memorable and shareable content.”

SOURCE: Activision Bizzard

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  • Activision? Facebook? E Sports?

    Had to brush my teeth with the ashes of my pregnant grandma to regain manliness.

    • Vikerii

      Ashes. Pregnant. Grandma. Dark, but clever. Well done!

    • YoungMurf

      Fazal.. you crazy bro! Nice touch on the pregnant grandma, D12 would be proud lol.

  • Polys

    When are they going to understand that moving to Twitch is the best solution for
    E-Sports publicity ?

    • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

      > “Twitch”
      > “Publicity”

      How is Twitch any indication of growth in the slightest?

  • Jon

    Smart move.

    • Vikerii

      Fart smooth.

  • FacialGaming

    Esports, who cares about that crap?

    • YoungMurf

      I just love eSports.. it’s ma ting!

      • You must be a child

        • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

          How the fuck did you even copy my name? Impostor!

        • YoungMurf

          Sarcasm you sad prick, copying another commentors account.

  • J4MES

    Looks like Infinite Ward is going to be extremely eSport’s heavy despite IW desperately needing to reel back the casual audience in. I don’t think MW:R as a bait will be enough.

    • Mario Rivera

      Makes sense since they invested so much int esports this past year with the whole CWL, buying mlg and this partnership with facebook. I wouldnt be surprised if GB matches become integrated into cod to replace their “Arena/ranked play” type mode.

  • ScOott’s Unwanted Son

    This lack of love for E-sports in the CoD community reminds of the love that my father never gave me.

    • ScOott

      Just like E-sports u never deserved it.. The day I caught u watching horse porn with ur fingers up ur ass, was the day I lost my child.. :-/

      • ScOott’s Unwanted Son

        But I am a horse!

        • ScOott

          We have already been through this son, if u are indeed a horse the only explanation is that Moo Cow is your farther.. That fecking cow was sniffing around ur mother at the same time as I.. I once caught him Dipping his big juicy udders in her face and she loved it.. I think ur search for ur farther must continue, sadly I don’t think I’m him..

          • ScOott’s Unwanted Son

            I don’t know who I am anymore!

          • lunator100hd .

            Then let me tell you who you really are, you are scoott’s second account and you exist because he cant do anything better than this.

          • ScOott

            Y u say dis 🙁

          • Siftblade

            I’m going to go talk shit about you in an old as fuck random BO2 article, let’s see you find and reply to that lol

          • ScOott

            Lol sounds like a challange?

          • Siftblade

            Lol lets go boys

          • ScOott

            Shit we are friends on disqus why can I not view ur posts lol..

          • Siftblade

            You’re on. I already commented

          • Siftblade

            Lol pfft, that’s cheating. I’ll give you a hint since this is almost impossible.

            http://imgur.com/JkF35Su

          • Siftblade
          • ScOott

            I love it!!.. u may address me as King ScOott when ever u comment to me if u like..

          • hi king fgt

          • Siftblade >ScOott is my King<

            lol fuck you

            ….your majesty ._.

          • ScOott

            Lmao.. I could get used to this..

          • Haha, holy fucking shit! Absolutley glorious!

          • Mario Rivera

            Chillax man, this is actually pretty funny stuff once you get the stick out ur ass lol

          • ScOott’s Unwanted Son

            Yep, you’re totally right.

          • Since I’m ScOott’s dad. Does that make me your grand dad?

          • ScOott’s Unwanted Son

            Yes.

          • J4MES

            As long as you’re not Lovekiller/Guywithbrains; I’ll sleep easy tonight!

          • ScOott’s Unwanted Son

            Would he really take the risk of having three accounts?

          • Who knows? Man could have 5 accounts.

          • ScOott’s Unwanted Son

            Possible.

          • What if we’re all his accounts who somehow gained sentience?

          • I’m sorry son, it’s all true.

          • ScOott’s Unwanted Son

            K den.

          • Moooooo.

  • GinsuVictim

    The only thing I might be interested in esports-wise is MW:R esports, and even that would be a mild interest at best.

    • J4MES

      Hopefully they wont make MW:R eSports focused or change anything about the original so eSport focused players will be tied to Infinite Warfare and the old skool players can play a classic without getting too sweaty. I want MW:R to be casual, as enjoyable as it once was and just to be great fun which I haven’t had for years on COD games.

      • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

        MW only had e-Sports on PC lol. A single hint of e-Sports would ruin that game.

  • J-Cap

    Why Facebook? Twitter is much more relevant cuz most pros and esports organization use Twitter not Facebook!

  • Let esports go. Call of Duty is a casual game. These wannabe pros are ruining this franchise.

  • lotterry

    This will be one of my last times posting on here.

    All of you will miss by bright shine of positivity Im sure.

    But Facebook is one of the most anti free speech, corrupt companies next to the banks.

    Fuck Activision I will never spend a penny on call of duty again.

    I dont know why facebook would want to promote esports, maybe its strictly money, probably is but I wouldnt be surprised if it was some plan to make sports eventually socially unacceptable due to PC culture of how everyone is equal.

  • Tested

    I hate facebook and esports hurt cod and battlefield 1 killed cod.

  • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

    Can’t wait! I got my Gamma Labs and SCUF ready.