Microsoft announced it will be pulling the plug on their streaming service Mixer, and DLive now wants to seize the opportunity to attract a larger audience. Starting from July 22nd Mixer will be no more, the platform announced on Monday. The streaming branch will merge into Facebook Gaming.
DLive boss Charles Wayn was quick to jump in and invite streamers from Mixer onto his platform. “We will soon release a program that allows all existing Mixer streamers and partners to onboard DLive seamlessly”, he stated on Twitter.
It’s unknown what the onboarding process means. However, currently users can sign up to Dlive using their Facebook, Twitch or YouTube accounts. Perhaps the platform will integrated Mixer into their sign-up process.
DLive is a blockchain-powered streaming platform. The Tron Foundation acquired DLive back in December 2019. The video platform is powered by a variety of tokens: lemon, BTT and BTT Stake. The platform distributes rewards to both viewers and content creators, setting itself apart from centralized platforms like Twitch, YouTube and Facebook Gaming.
Blockchain streaming ≠ blockchain gaming
Even though you might expect streamers on Dlive to be a little bit more into decentralized games, it seems like that’s not the case. At the moment of writing games like PUBG Mobile, Grand Theft Auto V, The Last of Us: Part II, Valorant and Call of Duty Warzone are among the most watched titles. None of these have anything to do with blockchain.
Scrolling into the lower regions of the list with live streams, you might find a streamer playing Crypto Space Commander or Axie Infinity. However, the number of blockchain gamers streaming on Dlive seems rather low. A top streamer on Dlive has a couple of hundred viewers at most.
The biggest streamers on Dlive used to be Pewdiepie. He signed a paid partnership with the streaming platform in 2019, but walked away at the end of his contract. The Swedish influencer is now streaming exclusively on YouTube.