Streamer News

Facebook Live adds PC game and desktop livestreaming

- The Binx Perspective -

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?

- The Binx Perspective -

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

- The Binx Perspective -

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.

- The Binx Perspective -

Just read it. Wow. Pure awesome insight.

New Zealand’s first high school eSports league kicks off with 50 teams

- The Binx Perspective -

eSports learning is a breaking wave all around the globe. Educational systems need to get on board, see this as an incredibly effective way to reconnect with their students and focus media into learning. The systems need to get in front of this or it will leap over them and they will be the ones playing catch up.

Steve Aoki, Tobias Sherman, and More Break Down the Business of eSports

- The Binx Perspective -

A nicely put together video QnA with a collect group of 'leaders' in the industry. Frankly, we consider the Streamers the leaders. But, it never hurts to keep ears open to all aspects of the community. Even those placing themselves in leadership roles 🙂

Twitch will sell video games on its site starting this spring

- The Binx Perspective -

The ground is littered with companies that have gone up against Steam/Valve. Yet, Twitch. Now that could be a match up worth watching. Regardless, we think that Streamers will be the winners. If Twitch does well, we will all have a new source for keys. If not, Steam will be sure to molt to the competition and we might see new things from them still.

Where in the world are the game jobs?

- The Binx Perspective -

A super in-depth look into the career markets within the game industry. Much of the Binx team has been working in the games industry for the better part of two decades and we see the obvious pull of the making of games for all of us who play them. Video streaming is gaining ground in the industry. Showcasing a new business model that could lead to even more growth opportunities for Streamers right inside the halls of the makers.

Online gaming and how brands are getting involved

- The Binx Perspective -

Well, Duh. Streamers know the power of this medium. We don't share this article with you to educate. You are the educators. We share this article with you so you can use some of the nice marketing points in it for your purposes. Reach out to brands, share these industry numbers with them and then DEMAND they sponsor you. If that doesn't work, email us and let us talk with them about the benefits of sponsoring you! <3

How to start live streaming on a shoestring budget

- The Binx Perspective -

A nice, easy reading style, primer on getting in to the live streaming world. It is a bit light for the world of eSports. But, as a entry point, this is a good read with a little video love.

eSports Is a Losing Game for Old Media

- The Binx Perspective -

Any article, that begins by imagining a "RollerBall" present, is tops with us! But, seriously; this article does a nice deep dive into the financial growth of the eSport industry without getting bogged down in over-explanation or wordiness. A great ( and largely prescient ) quick look at how things are shaping up.

Kickstarter acquires its live video streaming partner Huzza

- The Binx Perspective -

The world of fan funding and live streaming crash together in this very interesting company acquisition. In one of those "who would have thought" moments, the Binx team slammed out heads into the desk and TOTALLY see how this makes sense ...

Esports Betting Outlook: Esports Betting In 2017

- The Binx Perspective -

We are kind of partial to the concept of betting. You know, between consenting adults ... and such. It can go wrong. No doubt. But, here we have a collection of services that seem to be doing it right. Paired with a collection of games that would make great "bet-able gamery" 🙂

Esports scholarships now available at Toronto University

- The Binx Perspective -

Canada just got a whole lot cooler! Victor Xin says it perfectly; "We should reward leadership attributes no matter how they manifest themselves." Could not have put it better ourselves. In fact, we are SO INSPIRED by this scholarship move that we are reaching out to our local universities right now to see if Binx can sponsor similar scholarships here!

Opinion: Now is the Best Time for a Players’ Union

- The Binx Perspective -

With this opinion piece, @KevinKnocke has catapulted himself into 'most favored' status amongst the Binx team members! His is the first news posting we have read to step into the concept of Streamer unionization. Something Binx is VERY interested in seeing progress within the industry. This article is short and insightful.

We are hoping for follow up reporting to be able to share with you from Mr. Knocke. We believe that stepping outside the confines of eSports will be the pivot point for this movement. Once Streamers realize they are the creative power behind streaming, the sky is the limit for the exercising of their collective power.

Microsoft’s upgraded Beam game-streaming service goes live, taking on Twitch and YouTube

- The Binx Perspective -

We are so happy that this is now a three horse race! the Streaming community is MUCH to creative to be throttled by the likes of just one ( or even two ) video services. We look forward to seeing if Beam steps beyond just gaming. As Twitch and YTG have. But, as a starter, this upgrade moves Beam up and into the race. Two or three more competitors ( maybe from outside the US ) and this industry will really leap into the future for all Streamers.

What Is Going To Happen In The Esports Industry In 2017?

- The Binx Perspective -

A great collection of opinions here. From some of the top minds in the eSports world. There is a lot of agreement with the ideas proffered in this article here. However, what we feel is missing is the voice of the common Streamer. eSports is a movement born of the Streamer. Any discussion of it's future needs to have space for the Streamers to speak their minds or else the leaders opinions are just that; simple opinions.

Streamers Enjoy 22+ Million BinxCoins On YoutubeGaming

- The Binx Perspective -

BinxCoins were introduced into the Spin2Win Youtube game last quarter and it has been a blast! With the !RGB chat bot game surpassing the hourly game key giveaways, the future is bright for all that chat gaming brings to the web. 2017 will see BinxCoins reach new heights. With incentive programs and service to follow.

Apple reportedly wading into the streaming video business

- The Binx Perspective - 

Just going to leave this here. We thought this might be about Apple getting into live streaming. But, not yet. They turn their eye to the likes of Netflix. They have not yet seen the wonders that Streamers bring 😉

YouTube adds paid Super Chat messages for live streams, discontinues Fan Funding

- The Binx Perspective -

While we dig the SuperChat concept and look forward to seeing how(if) it grows. We are a little offset with the loss of FanFunding. Knowing that it did not do well throughout the broader YTG world, on YTG Live Streaming it did pretty well. Binx is all about Streamers having more tools. Not less. So, we mourn any reduction in them.

The Worst Gaming Journalism of 2016

The Binx Perspective

I am just going to leave this here. Gaming reinvented totally nails a chuckles worthy collection of 2016 bad gamer news stories. You will laugh. You will cry. You will love Gaming Reinvented 😉

Esports Sees Profit in Attracting Female Gamers

The Binx Perspective

There has never been any doubt that women make up a huge portion of the gaming community. We have great hope that eSport streaming brings light to this fact and, finally, brings equality to every aspect of the gaming world.

China tightens regulations on video-streaming services

The Binx Perspective

Social Video Streaming, of which eSports is an important segment, has never been more popular in China than it is today. Over 300 million people, almost half of the Net users of the country, use streaming apps.

It is a huge movement in a country that might not yet be ready for it. A structural battle is beginning within the streaming community as we speak. One that pits large stream providers against "people-in-the-street" streamers with ready access to cellular devices and services.

It is very much up in the air as to how it will all play out. Well funded institutions ( like The Cyberspace Administration of China ) have easy access to regulatory levers they can pull on corporations that fund some of the most popular video streaming services and they will be pit against the millions of streamers that simply bypass those services. Going direct to the net with the camera-ready phones that the country is awash in today.

College eSports Will Be Bigger Than March Madness

The Binx Perspective

College leagues are looking to 2017 as the year they step into the mainstream. As newly minted ( and extremely tech savvy ) new college students step into higher learning, we have no doubt that their ideas will mix, evolve and create new streaming models for us all to enjoy.

eSports is just one category of streaming. We expect to see all types of living, learning and business channels surge into existence this coming year. Possibly making 2017 the breakout year for live video streaming.