Does anybody actually use Mixer for watching e-sports or game streamers in general? The few times I tried it, the numbers were really low.

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  • Brad Sams

    Premium Member
    22 March, 2019 - 2:34 pm

    <p>I can't imagine it's doing all that well…it's surely a distant third to Twitch and YouTube.</p>

  • Chris_Kez

    Premium Member
    22 March, 2019 - 5:07 pm

    <p>I've used it a few times but don't have enough experience to compare it with anything. I saw a few streams in the 5-10k range which didn't seem super high to me. The experience was decent; it wasn't the troll gutter I was expecting based on my experience with online games, YouTube comments, etc. Maybe being a smaller community it just hasn't yet attracted all those kids shouting profanities that you get on Xbox Live. For that at least I was thankful.</p>

  • ThomasMNS

    22 March, 2019 - 5:16 pm

    <p>Smite esports are broadcast exclusively on Mixer, so I have been using it quite a bit recently. Last season it was just the top tier SPL league, this season I believe the second tier league and console league are also moving to be Mixer only too. Nothing has been confirmed, but the rumour is that Mixer pay decent money for this, as obviously the viewership would be higher if it was on Twitch. The next game update will also be brining the ability to earn points which can be used to buy in-game items by watching Mixer streams, which I assume will improve their popularity. </p><p><br></p><p>Think it's quite interesting since as you point out the number of viewers using the service is very low comapred to Twitch, but they do seem to be working to make partnerships to promote it. I do hope they continue. The two other big Twitch competitors I can think of, Hitbox.tv and YouTube Gaming have both closed, and I think it's important to have another choice. YouTube for example has no real competition, and I think has been making some questionable decisions impacting both creators and consumers in recent years. </p><p><br></p><p>I also hope it encourages innovation. For a medium that is all about interaction, Twitch doesn't do a lot to promote it. You have a chat box and that's it really. I know when Mixer was announced there was talk of all sorts of stuff, like game integration with viewers able to influence what's happening. I'm not sure how much ever happened with that. </p>


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