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DingIt aims to differentiate itself from Twitch by broadcasting eSports 24/7

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When it comes to game streaming, I’d be willing to bet several of my kidneys (all two of them) that most of you head straight to Twitch to find exactly what you are looking for. And why wouldn’t you? Twitch has everything you’d ever need. They also happen to have a monopoly over the market, or at least they used to, before several others (including YouTube) realised they wanted a piece of the streaming pie. DingIt is one such organisation.

CEO Mark Hain explains how DingIt differs from Twitch (via Crave Online):

“We have about 250,000 broadcasters on board and had about 60 eSports events in April. We expect to double that in the next few months. We’ll soon have a 24/7 eSports channel, which doesn’t exist anywhere else currently. Our focus is eSports events, with broadcasters being a secondary focus. We want to get to the point where we have a 24/7 channel of eSports content. That’s how we’ll differentiate ourselves.”

I like that their focus is specifically eSports. If I want a quick fix, I can head straight to their site, at any time of the day (when they get to that point), and find something to watch without having to filter through random people streaming their games.

Another advantage DingIt has is specifically for its broadcasters. Mark Hain explains:

“Currently if you are on YouTube or Twitch, you can barely make a living unless you’re very, very big. But all of intermediate broadcasters can live on what they make from the DingIt platform. A lot of broadcasters are coming to us because of that.”

Sounds good… for broadcasters. What about viewers though? Can DingIt really compete with Twitch in terms of pure numbers? We’ll have to wait and see.

What do you think? Would you move away from Twitch or YouTube in favour of another streaming service?

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Last Updated: May 25, 2015

34 Comments

  1. Hehehe, dat header!

    Nice one, oh hairy knee’d one

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    • RinceTheElfRoot

      May 25, 2015 at 11:42

      Don’t encourage him…

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      • Admiral Chief's Adventure

        May 25, 2015 at 12:10

        I have to, it makes the knocking down so much more brutal

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    • Hammersteyn

      May 25, 2015 at 11:48

      But the streams are crossing!

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      • Trevor Matrix

        May 25, 2015 at 11:57

        Crossing the streams got rid of the big white puffy thing in the end. Can someone confirm if Gavin still exists in this Mortal Plain/Plane/Plyn/Plein/whatever?

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    • hairyknees

      May 25, 2015 at 12:11

      <3

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  2. Blood Emperor Trevor

    May 25, 2015 at 11:36

    How is everyone going to be able to make a living off of it? If it sounds too good to be true…

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    • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

      May 25, 2015 at 11:44

      Pyramid scheme maybe?

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      • Blood Emperor Trevor

        May 25, 2015 at 11:49

        Just pay the $50 broadcast enabling fee when signing up…

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    • RinceTheElfRoot

      May 25, 2015 at 11:45

      Don’t be so negative. It’ll work because people have love in their hearts.

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      • Lord Chaos

        May 25, 2015 at 11:46

        And rainbow souls.

        O, wait…

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      • Trevor Matrix

        May 25, 2015 at 11:48

        Also because someone has a dick to fuck people over with. Somehow you are going to have hell of a lot of people paying to watch the recording/streaming of some other dude playing a game you have paid hundreds for yourself!
        Aint capitalism grand?

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      • Hammersteyn

        May 25, 2015 at 11:48

        LOL!

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      • Blood Emperor Trevor

        May 25, 2015 at 11:50

        The what in the what now? Have you been drinking again? O_o

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        • Hammersteyn

          May 25, 2015 at 11:52

          He looked. Literally

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        • RinceTheElfRoot

          May 25, 2015 at 11:55

          This is what I am talking about. That was a comment shaded in rainbow sighs and you have to stamp all over it. Beast!

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  3. Trevor Matrix

    May 25, 2015 at 11:40

    Serious question: Why is Twitch so popular? Do people use it to see a game’s in-game look because of lack of demos for example?

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    • Lord Chaos

      May 25, 2015 at 11:44

      Don’t ask me, I just came here for the comments.

      But that is a good idea, see how the game looks and plays before paying.

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    • Hammersteyn

      May 25, 2015 at 11:49

      It’s mostly used for Let’s play. As in lets watch someone else play because my PC cant handle Witchers graphics.

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      • Trevor Matrix

        May 25, 2015 at 11:50

        Get a PS$ Sorry PS$ oh sugartits PS4!

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    • HairyEwok

      May 25, 2015 at 12:07

      I think it’s more the fact they can check how others play the game because they’re too damned lazy to play it themselves. Ergo the bloody Let’s Play on youtube as well.

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    • hairyknees

      May 25, 2015 at 12:11

      I think so yeah. I like to check out new game releases just to see how they play. That and when I’m away from my PC, I can keep up with my Dota 2 eSports 😛

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  4. Trevor Matrix

    May 25, 2015 at 11:42

    Also: Is Diffentiate a word?

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    • ReaperOfSquirrels

      May 25, 2015 at 11:53

      Dictionary.com asked me “Did you mean differentiate?”

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      • Trevor Matrix

        May 25, 2015 at 11:55

        Can the journalists of Lazygamer start taking their craft seriously? My children are going to fail at life because you maggots cannot spell! Who edits these things? Oh no wait…

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        • Admiral Chief's Adventure

          May 25, 2015 at 12:09

          You have children?

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          • Trevor Matrix

            May 25, 2015 at 12:12

            If I can find them.

    • hairyknees

      May 25, 2015 at 12:10

      Oops 😛

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      • Admiral Chief's Adventure

        May 25, 2015 at 12:10

        TAR AND FEATHERS!

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  5. RinceTheElfRoot

    May 25, 2015 at 12:01

    What amazes me is how much money these people make from services that literally are ‘watch me play and talk crap’…

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    • Trevor Matrix

      May 25, 2015 at 12:02

      Isn’t that what I said a few posts down? Pirate! Imma gonna sue your ass!

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    • Lord Chaos

      May 25, 2015 at 12:02

      I thought pron was free? Not that I”d know…

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      • Trevor Matrix

        May 25, 2015 at 12:03

        It’s free if you know where to look/who to ask…

        Reply

  6. b1nd3r

    May 25, 2015 at 14:25

    Eish SAME SAME but different……heh heh heh

    Reply

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