Gfin­ity Elite Se­ries­i­tyelite Both BT Sport and the BBC are fi­nally cot­ton­ing on to es­ports, sign­ing deals with Bri­tish es­ports or­gan­iser Gfin­ity to broad­cast its Elite Se­ries tour­na­ment. BT Sport 3 and BBC Three on Fri­days, Satur­days and Sun­days now fea­ture teams of pro Street FighterV, Coun­terStrike: Glob­alOf­fen­sive and Rocket League play­ers bat­tling for a prize of £225,000. BBC Three’s fare is vari­able: it is 20 whole min­utes be­fore any matches are played, and while the CS:GO slot is ex­pertly hosted, SFV is awk­wardly pre­sented and the game never ex­plained. Nev­er­the­less, it’s a huge step for­ward for UK es­ports.

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