Meanwhile, Play2Live (P2L), a Russian startup launched in June last year, is making its first moves on the esports scene. It has just launched 24/7 live rebroadcasts in six languages: English, Korean, Japanese, Spanish, Russian, and Chinese.
The platform also wants to attract esports aficionados by increasing Internet speed. Play2Live is in the process of deploying blockchain-based decentralized P2P networks. Thus, users of the same content will join together to pool their own resources and bandwidth.
The startup also aims to “create a new economy” based on a revenue-sharing model. “Streamers will be able to monetize their content in 11 ways vs. just four or five on existing streaming platforms. They can earn right from their very first stream, regardless of the size of their follower base,” Play2Live’s founder and CEO Alexey Burdyko told East West Digital News.
Viewers, on their side, can monetize their content in several ways — a first in the eSports video-streaming industry, claims Play2Live.
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