Amidst the coronavirus crisis, many remain confined within their homes due to the lockdowns to curb the spread of the respiratory infection. All major sporting events globally were canceled last month, which has led to a significant rise in the popularity of esports. Porsche live-streamed its Mobil 1 Supercup Virtual Edition this month.
In the latest addition, Twitch is adding an esports directory, which will be globally rolled out in the coming days (Via The Verge). Until now, it had been difficult for consumers to keep track of when particular events were happening. The Sans Francisco-based firm is hoping to change that with this update.
The directory will list ongoing tournaments and events, along with a list of pro athletes signed to pro teams that are currently streaming. Based on your viewing history, personalized recommendations of games, streamers, and tournaments will be made. Moreover, users can also watch previously-streamed matches on demand.
This is being done to make it easier for users to find events, games, and streamers that they're interested in, and discover new channels they might like. Moreover, it could also help lesser-known streamers and tournaments build a following.