FaceIT has embarked on a major marketing drive promote the Esports Championship Series (ECS) CSGO tournament.
The idea behind the out-of-home campaign – which claims to be the biggest for an esports tournament in the UK – is to raise awareness for ECS and widen the reach beyond core fans.
ECS is the UK’s biggest annual CSGO tournament and will take place for the third year in a row at SSE Arena Wembley from June 8th to 10th.
Starting from today (May 17th) ECS will see adverts going up across London with roadside and retail screens along Shoreditch High St to the Fulham Road and Clapham Junction to Finchley Road.
“Traditionally esports marketing has focused on digital activations as this is where the community usually lives. We want to take a slightly different approach for ECS Season 5.”
Clement Murphy, FaceIT
Escalator and 4-sheet adverts are also going up at 65 London Underground stations along the Northern, District, Hammersmith and City lines and more.
To drive engagement with the campaign, FaceIT are also offering a pair of tickets to the first person who tweets a photo and the location to #ECSLondon from each location.
The campaign will be fully underway this Sunday, with escalator and 4-sheet advertising going up in 65 stations and additional roadside and retail screens going up from May 21st.
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“Traditionally esports marketing has focused on digital activations as this is where the community usually lives,” said Clement Murphy, marketing manager for FaceIT Media.
“We want to take a slightly different approach for ECS Season 5, by broadening the reach and visibility of esports and CSGO competition. We want to bring all of the action and excitement of an ECS event to as wide of an audience as possible, and with esports never more in the public eye than right now, this is the perfect time to do that.”
ECS Season 5 finals will be broadcast exclusively on FaceIT’s YouTube Gaming channel.
Tickets for the ECS Season 5 Finals can be purchased here.
Dom is an award-winning writer who graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
As a long-time gamer having first picked up the NES controller in the late ’80s, he has written for a range of publications including GamesTM, Nintendo Official Magazine, industry publication MCV as well as Riot Games and others. He worked as head of content for the British Esports Association up until February 2021, when he stepped back to work full-time on Esports News UK and as an esports consultant helping brands and businesses better understand the industry.