French professional football league Ligue 1 Uber Eats has named local esports channel ES1 as the Official Television Broadcaster of eLigue 1 for the 2021 season.
ES1 will be streaming the championship along with commentary from Nanix95 and Bob Oberon. The French esports channel will also provide news coverage of the championship.
Under its parent company Webedia, ES1 became the first dedicated esports TV channel in France. According to a press release, the channel has an average of 1.3 million monthly viewers and is promoting the French-speaking esports scene. ES1 was the official French broadcast partner of last year's EA Sports FIFA 20 Stay and Play Cup.
eLigue 1 is the official domestic FIFA 21 competition in France, organized by EA Sports and the French Football League. The tournament is part of the FIFA Global Series alongside ePremier League, eSerie A and eDivisie.
The fifth season of the tournament kicks off in early May with the chance to win € 40,000 and qualify for the FIFA Global Series European Playoffs.
This season, all 20 Ligue 1 Uber Eats clubs are represented in the championship, with each soccer team represented by one player on PS4 and Xbox, respectively.