The Gfinity Elite Series will be returning for a second season next month.
According to a new press release published by Dexerto, the first season generated 40,000 of broadcasting hours, 220m impressions on social media and 3m viewers altogether.
Season 1 of the esports tournament was broadcast on the BBC and BT Sport. You can read more about the winners here and view our video interview with CSGO champion smooya here.
Season 2 will get underway on Friday October 6th and run until Saturday December 9th, with all eight esports organisations from season 1 returning.
Street Fighter V matches will still take place on Friday nights, while Rocket League is moving to Saturday mornings and CSGO on Saturday evenings.
The news comes as Challenger Series 3 kicks off, allowing amateur players to build up points and be drafted into one of the eight orgs taking part.
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Neville Upton, CEO of Gfinity, said in a statement: “Following the incredibly successful Gfinity Elite Series season one, we are extremely pleased to bring back all the competitive professional gameplay live at the Gfinity Esports Arena and broadcast online and on linear television starting the October 6th.
“We also welcome back some of the best players in the competitive gaming community and look forward to seeing the newly discovered talent that comes from the Challenger Series via the Elite Draft.”
Epsilon MD Greg Champagne said he looks forward to defending Epsilon’s CSGO title.
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