For those who aren’t aware, Game.tv is a California based AI-powered Esports Tournament Platform. Game.tv can be used to run tournaments for most of the popular Esports titles in the market, especially Mobile games.
Game.tv is associated with Tourney bot which is an AI, developed to automate tournaments. Currently, Tourney can host tournaments on Discord and Twitter. Tourney has over 250 million users on Discord.
Game.tv was founded in 2018 by Rosen Sharma, the CEO of BlueStacks. It has achieved so much success that BlueStacks announced Game.tv as an independent company in Campbell, California. Very recently, Game.tv has raised $25 million in funding for Tourney.
With this new funding, Game.tv will be able to quickly advance and take over all the other tournament hosting platforms that are available online. The Tourney bot is already running about 300 tournaments per day. Looking at the rate of increase and the news of $25 Mil in funds, Tourney bot will soon be running over 1000 tournaments per day.
“We saw a huge latent demand for competition in esports as we grew our communities, so we created a separate company. We are focusing on global esports and growing a real foundation for amateur and community esports — something that we feel is incredibly underserved. Right now, the focus for esports is the top 0.1%, or the [superstars] who are getting into Dota 2’s The Invitational (a prominent global tournament with millions of dollars in prizes). No one really thinks about how those players got to those high ranks, and we’re trying to build that pathway. We are removing the barriers. We look at how people want to communicate. We’ve built Tourney, our bot, to run on top of other platforms. As you’re having a conversation with your teammates or other people, you can interact with the bot. We can put you on a team or join you with other people on a server and it takes care of the matchmaking. It does it all automatically.” – Yuriy Yarovoy, vice president of growth marketing at Game.tv.
Credits: interview with gamesbeat.
This is great news for Esports. The direction that Game.tv is taking, focusing on helping the tier 2 (and higher) players/teams, tells us that they actually want to help the community, and not just rake in the money by associating with tier 1 teams. Game.tv will provide a platform for newcomers with potential, and give them a platform to rise to the top.
If you have played in any tournament run by Game.tv, you would already know how helpful the Tourney bot is. It does everything by itself – create channels, create lobbies, give roles to participants and so on.
Us gamers at Esportsportal are very excited and we can’t wait to see how Game.tv develops.