Telemundo Deportes launches first Spanish-language eSports channel in US
Telemundo Deportes is hopping aboard the speedy eSports bandwagon, launching the first-ever Spanish-language esports channel in the US on Twitch and YouTube.
The channel will offer fans more than 2,000 hours of streamed content a year, featuring exclusive streamers, short-form content, and competitions. The EA Sports FIFA19 Global Series is the first competition to stream on the Telemundo Deportes eSports channel.
The channel will carry exclusive coverage of the entire EA Sports FIFA19 tournament, including the
upcoming events from the Global Series and the Grand Final. Live coverage of the EA Sports FIFA19 Global Series begins with the Global Series’ EA FUT Champions Cup April 5-7. The FIFA Global Series will continue through the end of June and will be followed by the exclusive stream of the Grand Final taking place in the summer.
“The launch of Telemundo Deportes esports channel strengthens our leadership position in the esports space and gives us an opportunity to further connect with the Hispanic, multicultural gaming audience,” said Eli Velazquez, EVP, sports content, NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises. “As the US Spanish-language home of FIFA, we are thrilled to bring back the EA Sports FIFA19 Global Series and enhance our presentation of the event with the launch of the new Telemundo Deportes esports channel.”
Telemundo Deportes eSports channel is hosted by streamers Sofia Ornelas of Mexico and Juan ‘El Patan’ Sotullo from Argentina. The two streamers present daily content and short-form video, including at least eight hours of live streaming as they play some of the most popular videogames.
Ornelas’s stream features her playing Overwatch and Fortnite; Sotullo plays Rocket League and the EA Sports FIFA 2019 as he competes in the FIFA Global Series.
In addition to the EA Sports FIFA19 Global Series and the exclusive streamers’ content, Telemundo Deportes channel presents short-form videos, social-media coverage, and tailored content for television programming, including Premier League and Telemundo Deportes’ long-running sports and entertainment nightly show Titulares y Mas.
Telemundo Deportes has streamed esports in the past, including the NBC Sports Group and FACEIT’s Universal Open Rocket League tournament.