BBC Studios and EFG drop Game and Glory doc on YouTube and Twitch

by | Jan 23, 2023 | News

BBC Studios and leading esports/gaming group ESL FACEIT Group (EFG) have dropped a new esports-documentary called Game and Glory. Launching on EFG’s Twitch and YouTube channels, the series unveils the personal side of pro-players Oleksandr ‘s1mple’ Kostyliev, Kaike ‘KSCERATO’ Cerato and Casper ‘cadiaN’ Møller. 

The series tracks the three gamers while competing at the Intel Extreme Masters Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) Major Championship in Rio de Janeiro last autumn. The guide for the series is CS:GO-caster Alex ‘Machine’ Richardson. 

For the documentary, BBC Studios captured the atmosphere of the IEM Rio Major as well as the tremendous support and passion of the on-site fans. Held between October 31, 2022 and November 13, 2022, the event became the most-watched ESL competition and the third most-watched CS:GO competition of all time.  

EFG comprises the ESL, FACEIT, DreamHack and DreamHack Sports Games brands. Working with developer, publisher, brand, and media partners, it delivers products and experiences that accelerate gaming culture and make gamer communities come together. BBC Studios is the commercial subsidiary of UK public broadcaster the BBC Studios and has been pushing into digital-first content. Often this is around establish branded like Top Gear and Doctor Who, but increasingly the company is seeking to create commercially-viable digital-first originals. 

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