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ESL about situation with streams on Twitch

         ESL announced their partnership with Facebook and all official tournament streams will be on their streaming platform. Dota community wasnt happy with this announce because they used to watch all games on Twitch. Situation get worse when official stream na Facebook started with 30 minutes delay. At that moment former Alliance player and TI3 winner Henrik "AdmiralBulldog" Ahnberg and captain of OpTic Gaming and TI5 winner as member of Evil Geniuses Peter "PPD" Dagger were watching ESL One Genting 2018 on streams and had in common 30k viewers when Facebook only 1k. After that Twitch started banning everybody who was streaming this tournament.

#ESLOne Genting update & clarification: there will be no actions or takedowns from ESL for unmonetized/non-commercial ESL One Genting streams.

— ESL Dota2 (@ESLDota2) January 25, 2018

         

        However, now ESL allowed twitch streams but with some remarks:

"Hey Dota2-fans,

there has been a very strong community reaction to how we handled non-ESL streams from our Genting event. Earlier today we tweeted something that was meant to clarify how we see it going forward over the next days. A lot of you have wanted further clarification on this tweet:

"ESLOne Genting update & clarification: there will be no actions or takedowns from ESL for unmonetized/non-commercial ESL One Genting streams."

Here are some points that should address most questions:

1) Streamers sitting at home without sponsorships or advertising are completely fine to stream and comment on the games from Genting.

2) Streams that get revenue from community donations or subscriptions will not get taken down

3) When we said “unmonetized streams” we mean streams that do not play ads of their own sponsors as part of their content. This is to ensure that companies that are not sponsors of ESL One Genting are not directly associated with the tournament here

Best regards,

Jonas "bsl" Vikan, ESL Tournament Director"

         Dota community were angry on ESL overreaction. Some of them returned ESL One Genting tickets, others suggested every twitch streamer to start their own ESL One streams.

          ESL One Genting streams on twitch

(ESL One Genting 2018 streams on twitch.tv)


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