As the world of eSports grows and evolves, as does the media surrounding it. Are you aware that there are people just like you and I who, right now, are streaming themselves playing an online game and making sustainable income? Streaming has just become a part of the world of competitive online play. We want to see the best players compete, and we’re willing to endure advertisements just to get a peek.
Twitch.tv and Own3d.tv are the two of the most well-known services in this regard. Though the websites are split pretty evenly when it comes to streamer star-power, both are very useful and quality services. In this post, I’d like to introduce you to a website that combines the personalities of both stream portals and presents it all to you in a no-mess format.
The Online Home Of Popular Competitive Gamers
FanUp.tv is where you should go to find some of the most popular LoL, SC2, and Dota 2 streamers on the internet. Just like major professional sports, the world of competitive online gaming is really beginning to pull an audience and FanUp.tv offers the experience in the most effective way.
Upon visiting the website, you aren’t bombarded with news posts or other information that you may consider to be filler content. You’re immediately shown every streamer that is online, sorted by highest current viewers.
In a small field of options to the upper-left hand corner of the list of streamers, you’ll see filtering tools that will allow you to sort streamers by your preference. For example, you’re able to narrow down all SC2 streamers to a particular in-game race and server location. It’s a really great feature if you’re looking for something specific.
Clicking on a streamer’s portrait will immediately take you to their live stream. To look at some of the features on each streamer’s page, let’s check out one of my favorite League of Legends Players, Doublelift.
The stream page automatically stretches the size of the stream to fit with your browser’s resolution. It’s simply an embedded Flash player from Twitch or Own3d, whichever website the particular streamer calls home. Knowing that, you still get the same controls over stream quality, volume, and more.
The coolest feature about FanUp.tv is that each streamer’s page shows personal details about the streamer. For LoL players, it shows their elo and the statistics of the last match that they played.
You’ll notice at the top of this column a slider with three buttons. Moving the slider to the middle will cause this frame to be replaced by the stream chat. The rightmost button shows a biography, quotes from the player, and their competitive achievements. It’s a really awesome additional feature.
While Twitch.tv and Own3d.tv make this all possible, it’s tough to argue against the fact that FanUp.tv takes their streaming capabilities and organizes it in a better way for the user. What do you guys think about FanUp.tv? Can it grow to be the number one spot for catching eSports streams? Let me know in the comments below!
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