theScore today announced its esports division had agreed a deal with The ESL Gaming Network to become title sponsorship of a new Street Fighter V tournament.
More than 250 top gamers will be going head-to-head at ‘theScore esports Brooklyn Beatdown.’ The event takes place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and forms part of the ESL One New York event which runs from October 1-2 and includes both Counter-Strike: GO and Street Fighter V contests, with a combined prize pool of $325,000.
theScore esports Brooklyn Beatdown is ESL’s first offline Street Fighter V tournament and will be broadcast live across ESL’s Twitch and Hitbox channels, with hundreds of thousands of fans expected to tune in from across the globe.
On top of the title sponsorship, theScore esports will also be a major sponsor of the event’s CS:GO tournament. Both will include prominent branding at the event as well as across ESL’s digital broadcasts.
Aubrey Levy, VP of Marketing and Partnerships at theScore, said: “We’ve enjoyed a long-term relationship with ESL working across many events, but it’s particularly exciting to take a title sponsor position of this new Street Fighter V tournament. We are seeing fantastic community engagement around SFV and we’re looking forward to supporting what promises to be an amazing tournament and introducing theScore esports leading coverage to even more fans.”
Paul Brewer, VP of Partnership Sales from ESL, said: “We absolutely value our partnership with theScore and are incredibly excited to see a continued diversification of esports coverage around new game titles like Street Fighter V. The journalistic quality and the sophistication of theScore esports as a platform is a perfect representation of the type of partners which are helping to propel ESL and the esports industry as a whole.”
theScore esports has quickly become a leader in delivering news, live scores and video coverage of competitive gaming through its iOS and Android app, website and YouTube channel, and will be providing full coverage of ESL One New York this weekend.