Facebook wants to challenge Twitch with its newly-launched gaming creator pilot program called fb.gg.
Back in January, Facebook announced an exclusive game streaming deal with ESL, one of the world’s biggest esports leagues. Now they’ve taken another step further by launching its own platform for streaming games.
Dubbed fb.gg, it acts as a home page for all the game streaming content found on Facebook. It will basically show live streams of popular games like Fortnite and PUBG among others. Users can also upload pre-recorded gaming videos.
It will also be the place to be at for Facebook’s “gaming creators”. These are gamers paid for by the social media giant to stream exclusively on the platform.
Facebook aims the gaming hub to be the one-stop place for gaming fans. Users will be able to discover gaming videos related to their favourite games or watch live streams from esports competitions.
Fb.gg’s homepage shows users the most popular ongoing live streams. A tab called ‘Live Now’ below it suggests other live streams that are also attracting high user engagements.
The social media giant eventually plans to roll out a host of additional features for its gaming hub. This includes a feed where relevant content can be displayed, and an Instant Games tab for mobile version.
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