Streamer News

Companies of the future: No CEO, no boss, managed by blockchain

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As Streamers, you are your best CEO, employee, accountant and biggest fan. 'Decentralized Autonomous Organization' takes an interesting approach to business structure that might work perfectly for the virtual business person. A new concept, indeed. But, worthy of a look.

eSports viewing growing dramatically

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The future looks bright. And it is because of the Streamer. Never forget. You did this. You must share in its' fruits.

How Tencent’s WeGame is changing to compete with Steam in China

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In a world filled with titans, this match up is a good one to watch. Mr. Zeng hit the nail on the head here and the matchup, between Tencent and Steam, will be big for the Streamer world. China has a huge digital head start and the shear market numbers are insane. But, Steam is strong and driven ... going to be a blast to watch.

Facebook will live stream ESL video game tournaments

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We have known Facebook was getting ready to jump into the game for some time. Their first stab at it looks like will be with ESL. Pay for play. Will be interesting to see what they do next. Whether they will have to continue paying for it or not 😉

The Ultimate Brand Guide to Live-streaming on YouTube

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If you did not yet know, the new Binx.tv now supports #YouTube streamers as well as #Twitch. A shift in the force is happening and this resource offers some excellent tips for Streaming with our new friends.

Facebook Embraces Esports in Its Video Strategy Shift

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Hmmm. We are a little skeptical of Facebook's moves into the Social streaming world. To be fair, the company has done a really good job at general member live streaming. In approaching Social Video Streaming, they seem to be taking the approach of paying Streamers for it. Which is not a long-term solution. Yet, might offer short-term opportunities for Streamers to reach out and build a channel on their service. Maybe?

Elgato Stream Deck is an essential gadget for serious game streamers

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This is less news than it is a product spotlight or callout. The Elgato Stream Deck came across our field of vision and we thought it was so interesting that we wanted to share this MS review of the product with you. Two things leapt out at us; (1) Elgato is not a traditional gaming hardware company and (2) it really does not matter. We are seeing all kinds of companies, products and services jump into the Social Video Streaming world and we consider this a real good thing. Making for a very rich ecosystem.

Blizzard Responds To Controversial Rumours Of $20 Million Overwatch League

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These are some super shocking numbers to see being bandied about. Blizzard steps up, in this article, to make a statement that sits well with us. Yet, the numbers we are seeing here that game companies are wanting to charge league participants are nuts. Understood, these effect esport organizations alone. Yet, the optics seem counter intuitive for gaming companies wanting to see broad use of their games take hold in the greater community.

Twitch rivals Azubu and Hitbox merge to form Smashcast

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Oh My! Now this is wonderful news for a new morning! Been scouring their site and it looks VERY promising. Check them out at www.smashcast.tv. On first look, seems clean and competent. And, I might say, they built this out super fast. Been watching their acquisitions over time. The team that brought this together deserves a pat on the back.

Twitch users could influence storylines in new TV-like content

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Mmmm ... 'TV-like content is a major ...". Yeah. While we dig Netflix as much as the next, we are not into pigeonholing Streamers into a patterned approach to video that is on its last legs. Ok. Maybe to strong. TV content will be around for a very long time to come. But, we just choose to honor it for what it has been. Not bow down as if it is what will be.

Overwatch helped pave the way for the first women’s college in esports

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“It’s not about the competition being any less intense. It just recognizes that all types of characters can be champions.” - Um. Yes. Yes. And ... did we say ... Yes! We shared the story of Stephens College last week and we are really happy that the media is following up with more of it this week. Diving into discussion and unpacking what motivated this one college to make their move. This kind of retrospective review is so needed for us to see an inclusive future in our industry. Huzzah to Stephens, to their President Diane Lynch and to Polygon for following through on this.

Should you invest in eSports?

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Streamers are at the core of this industries growth. We, here at Binx, maintain that it is the Streamer ( the creative source ) that is the driving force of this new medium. As Streamers, it is keenly important to know how the industry is growing up around you. Important to know that it is growing up because of you.

Gaming Advertisers Forget About Women, Report Shows

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Discount women in gaming at your own peril. No doubt. But, this quote really perked up our ears too: "The report suggests advertisers shouldn’t focus on just men and women since there’s another category that performs significantly better than average: the unknowns." We are a non-binary world.

Twitter Goes Bigger On Video With 16 New Streaming Partnerships

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Hmmm. Love that they are thinking video. They are spot on to do so. Yet, did not see a partnership in there that spoke to live streaming. Correction; they did speak to LiveNation. But, that is not Streamer streaming. We will be watching closely to see how ( of if ) Twitter steps into the live streaming world for realz.

SuperData: Gaming-related videos will earn $4.6 billion this year

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We love to see an industry on the grow. Who does not love growth? Yet, we are saddened that a lot of that growth is focused on the financial benefit of the large stream providers and their publishing partners. At the end of the article is pays a little homage to those we believe to be the true power of the movement; the Streamers.

Facebook updates features for Instant Games, Gameroom, and Gaming Video

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Our media team is excited to see Facebook's continued attention to the Streaming world. We are a little wary of that commitment. Just in the sense that they are a big player and could leap into a leadership position that might overwhelm the 'community' of the genre. But, we have high hopes and are watching their evolution with great interest.

Facebook Live adds PC game and desktop livestreaming

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We are careful when it comes to Facebook APIs and moves into new markets. But, we have to say, this "Live" push has been run really well for them. They have kept a sharp focus on the Streamers and their needs. While competitors have really been looking to cuddle up to publishers alone. So, we are seeing this as a very positive move. The era of the Streamer is upon us all.

Is Your Newsroom Ready for Live Streaming’s Rise?

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All kinds of industries are going to begin looking to video streamers as their future content creators. The future is bright and it is going to be all about social video streaming.

Danish eSports courses hitting the classrooms

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In keeping with the recent educational theme, we jump over to the Danish part of the world. Where their educatinal system is opening up to the eSports world looking to break into the professional ranks with a little different twist.

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Just read it. Wow. Pure awesome insight.