ESL has confirmed that it is bringing its eSports Channel, eSports TV, to PlayStation Vue. The addition to Sony’s streaming service will be offered like a cable package and will only be available with the $54.99 per month PlayStation Vue Elite subscription.
eSports TV has managed to garner over 5 million EU-based viewers, just a fraction of the overall viewership of eSports. Free to use services like Twitch and YouTube might prevent ESL from growing that figure by adding itself to PlayStation Vue, especially with the subscription fee price tag.
For those who already have a PlayStation Vue Elite subscription getting more channels is always good. However, for those that don’t, it is unlikely that this move will help sway people to sign up when free options are available.
There is no word on when ESL’s eSports channel will be added to PlayStation Vue but it is coming.