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Dailymotion hoping to compete with Twitch

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When we talk about streaming games, we invariably talk about Twitch. Twitch streams are poised to overtake YouTube’s video consumption dominance, and the amount of people watching other people play games is astounding. However, other companies want to get in on the action.

Dailymotion has announced an all new section dedicated entirely to gaming. While currently in its beta phase, it will cater to the regular gaming community as well as eSports. The company is promising a significant increase in investment for the Sports sector of Dailymotion Games over the coming months. Chief Operating Officer, Martin Rogard explained the site’s eSport’s pedigree.

Since 2011, with the first Dailymotion Cup on Starcraft, Dailymotion has accompanied eSport growth on the Internet. Dailymotion Games is entirely dedicated to eSports fans and streamers who come together every evening to form an amazingly talented and gregarious community.

I’m not the biggest fan of the Dailymotion interface, but then again I’m also not the biggest fan of Twitch’s interface. It all just feels clunky to me, but I suppose the concept of streaming is still relatively new and the design’s of the sites aren’t a top priority – it’s more about getting the content up and the viewers in.

I still can’t get into Twitch streams – they just don’t do it for me. There are some notable exceptions, of course, but for the most part I just don’t enjoy watching other people play games. That said, with the record breaking numbers of people watching live eSports events, it makes sense that Dailymotion would want to get in on the action. Do you care where you consume your streaming content, or is it just about following the games and personalities that you like? If LoL were streamed on Dailymotion, would you tune in to watch, or are you loyal to Twitch the same way we all love YouTube?

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Last Updated: January 16, 2015


  1. Blood Emperor Trevor

    January 16, 2015 at 08:15

    “When we talk about streaming games, we invariably talk about Twitch”… and my eyes invariably glaze over ;P


    • Admiral Chief

      January 16, 2015 at 08:16

      Yar, I’d rather PLAY games than WATCH games


      • Kromas Votes LAG WCMovie Event

        January 16, 2015 at 08:28

        True but sometimes it is good to see what you are getting. For instance. I watched a H1Z! stream (got launched yesterday) and the streamer got 3 crates. Each crate gave him military class gear,weap0ons and ammo. P2Win in a game that was promised not to have P2Win as well as it being a survival simulator. Now at least I don’t have to buy it anymore. 🙂


        • Admiral Chief

          January 16, 2015 at 08:36

          Speaking of which, when does it launch?


          • Kromas Votes LAG WCMovie Event

            January 16, 2015 at 08:38

            Yesterday. Don’t get it as it failed already. G99 (error 37) errors and Pay2Win.

          • Admiral Chief

            January 16, 2015 at 08:38

            Was not planning to after reading P2Win.

            Filthy hobbitses

  2. UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

    January 16, 2015 at 09:01

    I must say I have had a better experience with Daily Motion when it comes to watching live DOTA2 games.

    Twitch just always buffers and freezes where Daily Motion seems to run fine.


  3. Thinus Swart

    January 16, 2015 at 09:18

    I’ll be honest with you guys… I watch Twitch all the time. From Hearthstone tournaments, to CS:GO tournaments, to the big events like Dreamhack.

    I don’t really watch rugby matches, cricket matches, etc. because DSTV is too expensive. Watching these things on Twitch has become my rugby/cricket/golf.

    Also, I have kids running around the house. Sometimes it’s easier to watch a few late-night streams in bed than try to sneak off to the PC to squeeze in some game time.


  4. Brandon van Reenen

    January 16, 2015 at 11:07

    Dailymotion loads and plays AMAZINGLY quickly. I have a 4mbps line, and YouTube in HD buffers occasionally. Dailymotion? Doesn’t buffer once.


  5. Majik

    January 17, 2015 at 10:24

    Soon these companies will also have exclusives. You will only be able to watch Dota 2 on Twitch or LOL on Dailymotion.


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