What is Trovo Live? Tencent’s streaming platform for PC & mobile games - Dexerto
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What is Trovo Live? Tencent’s streaming platform for PC & mobile games

Published: 30/Jun/2020 0:59

by Bill Cooney

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Trovo Live is one of the newest video game livestreaming sites out there, and it’s attempting to break into the market currently dominated by Twitch and YouTube, while avoiding the same fate as Mixer.

The new streaming site is owned by Tencent, the same company that owns PUBG and Riot Games, as well as having stakes in Epic Games, Ubisoft, and Activision Blizzard. Games from each company like Fortnite, Call of Duty, and Destiny are all featured on the front page.

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The Trovo homepage definitely bears a few similarities to Twitch.

Right off the bat, the similarities to Twitch are obvious, with a similar “featured streamers” function up top and a tailor-made list of “recommended channels” as well.

As mentioned, it features games like Fortnite, PUBG, and Call of Duty, but what could set Trovo apart is the focus on mobile gaming, with PUBG and CoD’s Mobile versions showcased prominently as well.

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CoD: Mobile is featured front and center on Trovo.

Trovo was initially named “Madcat” before it rebranded, and has been quietly testing in beta ever since, but now it looks ready to make some serious moves starting July 2020 with a $30 million creator partnership program in the wake of Mixer shutting down, which created an influx of siteless content creators.

“We understand how difficult it is to rebuild on an entirely new platform and this is a burden we don’t want you to carry alone,” the site said in a press release on their partnership program. “Trovo strongly believes that monetization opportunities should be available to all streamers dedicated to making live streaming their career and we’re committed to helping support creators that support Trovo along the way.”

Trovo’s partner program allows viewers to subscribe to any streamer on the site, for a $4.99 subscription fee. Like Twitch, it comes with upgradeable subscription badges, and a number of customizable features to help you stand out in chat. For creators, it takes out the extra step of becoming officially partnered (as on Twitch) in order to cash in on subscriptions.

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Trovo is attempting to fill its ranks with $30 million dollars in rewards for streamers and content creators who join the site.

Viewers will also offer viewers a way to interact with streamers during broadcasts. Instead of bits and cheers on Amazon’s service, Trovo viewers will use Mana and Elixirs to purchase spells, which are emotes or other effects that appear on stream for the creator and everyone else to see.

Only time will tell if the site’s emphasis on mobile gaming and a new partnership program will see Trovo last for the long haul. It is owned by Tencent, which is one of the largest and richest companies in the world, and one of the few capable of taking on the deep pockets of Amazon.

There are also plenty of streamers and content creators looking for a place to rebuild their communities after the fall of Mixer. For those trying to do something different besides YouTube or Twitch, Trovo – even though it’s still under the radar – just might be the answer.

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Mr Beast reveals $300k Creator Games 2 ft. Charli D’Amelio, Ninja, more

Published: 13/Oct/2020 19:52 Updated: 13/Oct/2020 19:53

by Alan Bernal

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Mr Beast has announced The Creator Games 2 that will put internet personalities like Charli D’Amelio, Ninja, MKBHD, and more, to the ultimate test of wits where the winner will get $300,000 to giveaway to their fans.

Of course, the biggest prize for the YouTubers will be the title of “Smartest Creator in the World.” Though it doesn’t look like the winner of yesteryear’s Rock, Paper, Scissors mashup event, Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag, will be returning to defend his title.

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This means that there’s going to be a new champion of The Creator Games to crown. Though the contestants shouldn’t expect the same format as last year.

Instead, Mr Beast is going to change the competition with a “Wheel of Games” that will pick every matchups game.

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When is The Creators Games 2?

The $300k event will pit some of the biggest personalities for the second round of the Games.

Mr Beast is going to go live for The Creators Games 2 on Saturday, October 17 at 2:00 PM PST / 5:00 PM EST on his YouTube channel.

Who is in The Creator Games 2?

Mr Beast invited 24 creators split into two different brackets, and the gamemaster already revealed the first round of matchups to look out for.

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In Round 1 matchups:

  • Addison Rae v Ninja
  • KSI v Rosanna Pansino
  • Mark Rober v Gibi
  • Safiya Nygaard v Kwebbelkop
  • Charli & Dixie D’Amelio v Preston Arsement
  • Yes Theory v Bretman Rock
  • Typical Gamer v Lexi Rivera
  • Dream v Matpat & Steph
  • Alex Warren v Lazarbeam
  • Matt Stone v Marques Brownlee
  • Laurenzside v ZHC
  • Swoozie v Jaiden Animations

Needless to say, the tourney is stacked with some of the most popular faces on the internet today. Though there are fans who are already casting their predictions, it might be too early to call because of the unpredictability of the event.

There’s going to be a ton of twists and turns for competitors and fans alike to watch out for. The Wheel of Games will have challenges that range from “trivia to geography, spelling bees, and beyond.” Not only that, the fans will be able to vote an eliminated contestant in the late rounds of The Creator Games.

In 2019, the Games was one of the most-viewed YouTube Originals live events bringing in over 662,000 peak concurrent viewers and over 35 million views.

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