"The euphoria from Astralis is no more." Danish TV channel refuses to broadcast CS

Popular Danish TV channel TV 2 does not intend to continue broadcasting Counter-Strike matches, as the channel's head of sport Frederik Lauesen shared with Journalisten.dk.

The head singled out the availability of free Internet broadcasts, as well as decreasing audience's interest in Astralis and other Danish teams as reasons for cancelling CS broadcasts.

The matches are free to watch on Twitch, which is not exactly the right thing in terms of business. Just like with classic sports rights, their importance decreases depending on how appealing they are. The huge euphoria from Astralis is no more. This also applies to other good Danish teams. In this regard, the game is becoming less and less interesting for the audience.

Notably, TV 2 has been broadcasting the largest tournaments for several years, involving such well-known Danish experts in the CS:GO community as Jacob "Pimp" Winneche and Lucas "Bubzkji" Andersen.

TV 2's rights to broadcast top tournaments will expire at the end of 2023. At the same time, the channel will air PGL CS2 Major Copenhagen 2024, which will take place in Denmark in March next year, after which it will completely stop covering the competitive scene of Valve's shooter.

Origin: journalisten.dk