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Gametoon to show Esports Balkan League

June 20, 2019

SPI/FilmBox has acquired the exclusive linear and digital rights to the Esports Balkan League (EBL), the first professional esports competition in which the best eight teams from ten European countries compete in a League of Legends tournament for the championship title.

This summer, viewers can watch EBL (League of Legends) live and exclusively, on SPI/FilmBox’s Gametoon HD channel. Gametoon HD is a worldwide entertainment TV channel for millennials revolving around gaming and esports. Gametoon HD offers a unique experience to its audience along with wholly owned exclusive contents and timeslots such as Stream Nation and eSports tournaments. Gametoon HD is a well-known source of entertainment within the world of gaming. The channel is available worldwide in English and will soon be available in Polish.

“It is with great pleasure that I announce the SPI/FilmBox’s Gametoon HD channel is the sole carrier of EBL (League of Legends), the biggest regional esports competition featuring the most popular online video game ever,” said Revi Benshoshan, Director of Acquisitions at SPI International.  “It is only fitting that SPI, one of the most strategic and competitive media companies in the world, signed an exclusive licence agreement with Fortuna Esports, a prominent player in the field of esports event management. This summer, Gametoon HD is the only channel in the world where you can watch Esports Balkan League (League of Legends).”

“We are thrilled about our partnership with SPI/FilmBox and because Esports Balkan League will be available to an even wider audience through Gametoon HD in its upcoming fifth season,” declared Mihajlo Jovanović-Džaril, Founder and CEO of Fortuna Esports. “Our region is home to many great gaming talents and it has been our mission to bring them under the spotlight. This deal is doing exactly that.”

League of Legends is a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game and is recognised as the most played video game in the world with over hundred million plays every month. EBL is one of Europe’s thirteen ERLs leagues and it is officially endorsed by Riot Games, the developer and publisher of League of Legends. This year, the top eight Balkan teams will compete for an aggregate prize pool of €40,000.

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