Would you like to broadcast your clan wars on your Facebook page? Clash Today certainly would.
This reality has come a step closer with Blizzard Entertainment and Facebook announcing that they are jointly entering the eSports broadcasting arena and facing off against fellow giants Amazon the owner of Twitch and Google’s YouTube Gaming.
In late June, Facebook users will be able to access Blizzard Entertainment Inc computer games such as World of Warcraft using their Facebook login. Blizzard will also provide a live API providing opportunities for live streaming on Facebook pages. Twitch and YouTube are already offering a live broadcast service to eSports.
The Facebook login will provide integration to games such as World of Warcraft, Heroes of the Storm, Hearthstone, Diablo III, StarCraft II, and Overwatch.
Blizzard says it is in the process of incorporating Facebook’s Live API in order to create its own “Go Live” streaming functionality for its games. When this functionality is implemented, players will for the first time be able to livestream their Blizzard-gaming sessions directly to their Facebook timelines, and friends will be able to subscribe and be notified when new streams are available. Further information is available from Blizzard Entertainment here.
The opportunities for other eSport partnerships with Facebook are obvious. This includes opportunities for Clash of Clans. This will allow clans to broadcast their wars on Facebook to an almost limitless audience.
Supercell should make this happen!