With Youtube entering the video game streaming… game, and Twitch getting snapped up by Amazon last year, a new contestant comes to the forefront. Plays.tv, from Raptr, raised $14 million in a funding round, led by Accel Partners.
With Plays.tv, users will be able to record, edit and upload short snippets of their gameplay to the site and share it across Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and other social networks. Essentially, creating an Instagram for gaming. This is particularly awesome news seeing it could be a nice addition to the growing arena of e-sports. But as of this moment the service platform is foccused on PC games.
Founder and CEO of Raptr Dennis Fong had this to say about the Plays.tv service:
To me, chatting with my friends about all the funny and amazing things that happened in the game we just played is often as much fun as playing the game itself.
Future’s looking way up.
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