Football Federation Australia (FFA) is excited to announce that fans will be able to view the inaugural season of the e-League live on FOX SPORTS’ platforms.
Since the Hyundai A-League commenced in 2005, FOX SPORTS has broadcast every match of the competition to households across Australia and New Zealand, and beamed the league into numerous nations around the globe.
Similarly, FOX SPORTS’ commitment to the Westfield W-League has helped Australia’s premier women’s football competition develop markedly.
Now, FOX SPORTS has furthered its commitment to football in Australia by placing its backing behind FFA’s e-League – a competition that will feature a total of 20 competitors representing all ten Hyundai A-League clubs (two competitors per club).
From Rounds 1 to 9 of the e-League (Thursday, 15 February 2018 to Thursday, 12 April 2018) fans will be able to tune into the competition via live stream on foxsports.com.au as some of Australia’s best EA SPORTS™ FIFA 18 gamers compete for the inaugural honour of e-League Champion on both PlayStation 4 and Xbox.
The 2018 e-League Grand Final (date TBC) will be televised live on FOX SPORTS, and live streamed on foxsports.com.au.
Significantly, fans will also be able to consume more e-League action via twitch (twitch.tv) – the popular live streaming video platform favoured by the eSports community. According to Twitch, over 12 billion minutes of content is watched on their streaming service every month.
FFA’s Head of Commercial, Digital and Marketing, Luke Bould, said securing FOX SPORTS as the inaugural broadcast partner of the e-League was a major milestone in the development of the competition.
“FOX SPORTS have been supporters of football for many years, and we’ve been working very closely with them to bring the e-League to life,” said Bould. “The e-League will connect an avid EA SPORTS™ FIFA 18 audience with the Hyundai A-League & Westfield W-League and is a first in the Australian sports industry.”
“We’re delighted to be able to take Australian football onto a new channel like Twitch, and we’re hoping to talk to new audiences around the world about the Hyundai A-League, Westfield W-League, and the newly created e-League,” he said.