Interactive broadcast options supplier Streamcards has been chosen as a associate for the inaugural Champion of Champions Tour (CCT).
As a part of the deal, Streamcards will present a Twitch overlay that can permit viewers to foretell match and gameplay outcomes.
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StreamCards’ ‘gamification overlay’ shows predictions to esports viewers within the type of a card recreation. Every round-by-round prediction card has a factors worth which contributes to the viewer’s total match rating.
Viewers will probably be ranked and will earn prizes for energetic participation within the competitors. StreamCards seems to additionally present detailed viewer analytics to match organisers and hopes to offer a brand new method to interact and reward followers.
The CCT is an open worldwide CS:GO match, commissioned by GRID Esports, with a $3.5m (~£2.8m) prize pool. The collection is collectively organised by esports entities akin to FACEIT, Eden Esports, Relog Media, Black Molly Leisure and Fantasy Expo, alongside regional companions.
StreamCards is the second firm to be introduced as a associate, following CS:GO pores and skin market BitSkins.
Actual-time information from the matches will probably be offered by fellow CCT associate GRID. This 12 months, GRID has collaborated with a variety of notable match organisers and builders. BLAST Premier prolonged its take care of GRID in February and Riot Video games has just lately agreed to a two-year partnership with GRID to offer VALORANT information to its platform.
Daniel Sieradzan, Co-Founder and CEO at StreamCards commented in a press launch that he was excited to offer viewers with the chance to expertise CS:GO matches interactively. Furthermore, the corporate seems to assist match companions with new methods to achieve viewers.
Tom Warbuton, COO at GRID, added: “Fan interplay is likely one of the main tendencies shaping the way forward for dwell esports. We’re all the time trying to enrich the printed expertise by providing the very best high quality leisure to CSGO followers.
“StreamCards has confirmed to be broadly embraced by viewers, permitting them to take engagement to a different degree. We’re completely satisfied to see how real-time information from GRID can be utilized innovatively to affect fan engagement.”