A few days ago Dailymotion announced the launch of Dailymotion Games, a new live-streaming platform dedicated to gaming. The website, powered by Dailymotion’s video and live-streaming technology, offers the gaming and electronic sports community a custom-built environment for viewing, sharing, uploading and streaming personal gaming and gaming competitions.
The popularity of Twitch and live streaming games in general has caused a number of competitors to pop up, but unlike Hitbox, Gaming Live and Dingit, Dailymotion comes out of the gate with solid brand recognition and an already-broad user base. Gaming content on Dailymotion currently generates more than 180 million video views per month and according to comScore, also attracts more than 11 million unique visitors per month globally.
They also have the advantage of existing key partners in gaming and esports; brands like Eclypsia, Millenium, joinDOTA, OnGameNet, IGN, JeuxVideo.com, Gamespot or Gamekult.
“Since 2011, with the first Dailymotion Cup on Starcraft, Dailymotion has accompanied eSport growth on the Internet.” said Martin Rogard, Dailymotion’s chief operating officer. “Dailymotion Games is entirely dedicated to eSports fans and streamers who come together every evening to form an amazingly talented and gregarious community. Over the coming months, we will significantly increase our investment in the eSport domain to ensure worldwide recognition of all our talented content producers.”
Additionally, Dailymotion Games apps are available for download on smartphones, tablets (iOS and Android) and PS4 so users can watch live streams at any time on almost all devices and on television. All in all, Dailymotion Games seems to be the service best poised to compete with Twitch. It will be interesting to see how this competition plays out.