eSports recently have hit major milestones with the success of games and tournaments such as Dota 2 (TI5) and Counter Strike:GO (ESL). You can now add another milestone to the eSports list as we announce the Xsolla eSports Academy, an intuitive platform for video game coaching and video on demand (VOD) subscriptions.
If you haven’t already heard, Xsolla and Twitch expanded buying power to $4.99 channel subscriptions with more subscription options coming in the near future. Now you can pay for your favorite channel subscriptions with everything from Bitcoin to Subway gift cards. Plus, you can now buy channel subscriptions in 1, 3, or 6 month packages!
Streamers: If you stream with Twitch and would like to enable Xsolla’s 600+ International Payment Methods for your viewers to take advantage of, head to the subscriptions tab on your Dashboard and select Accept International Payments. There is no need to create another account on Xsolla or anywhere else; everything is done simply on Twitch. After opting-in, you’ll be presented with dialog containing the contract amendment. Read through and agree to the terms at the bottom and, voila, Xsolla payment options will be enabled on your channel subscriptions.
The video game industry's transition to the digital market has been one of the biggest shifts to how games are played and made and for today's post we're going to look at how this has affected consumers.
Your audience is no longer just fans or sales for your games, as thanks to the options today they have more ways of impacting how your game is viewed.
In a world where media has, arguably, the greatest influence on today’s young society, it is no surprise to see the recent explosion in popularity of video game broadcasting.
Amidst all of the controversy with the first launch of the game on Steam, The War Z has recovered with it's relaunch after gaining insightful feedback from it's “early adopters” and boasts a staggering 2.3 million users today as a paid indie game.
We at Xsolla sat down for a quick chat/interview with Sergey Titov, the creator of Infestation: Survivor Stories which was formerly known as The War Z, and gained some useful insight as to why the game implemented certain practices and values.