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Overwatch Integration Spotlight Part 3: Put your videos wherever you want and get noticed

Get noticed

Getting noticed can be difficult with so many channels out there. Plays.tv wants you to have as many chances as you can to get your videos seen.

We provide a place for your video to live, but you can share it to pretty much anywhere your heart desires.

There is one-click sharing to:

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Reddit
  • Tumblr

You can also use the link or embed to get creative and post anywhere else.

Something else that Plays.tv is great for is learning from each other. Be it watching gameplay before buying, or discovering strats for the top competitive games, we’ve got it.

We hope you’ve gotten a little something out of our Integration Spotlight series. We can’t wait to see your Overwatch plays!

We’re teaming up with Master Overwatch

Plays.tv loves Master Overwatch

Master Overwatch is the place to go for in-depth Overwatch stats. Be it yours, your teammates, your mentors or rivals, you can get the data you need to improve your skills.

We’ve partnered with Master Overwatch so your stats pages will populate with your Overwatch videos. Your favorite plays and statistics are now all in one place for easy analysis.

If you have your Overwatch account connected in the desktop app, your Overwatch videos can now be automatically added to your stats page on Master Overwatch. Simply connect your Plays.tv account on Master Overwatch and in your settings there, select the following:

MOW Plays.tv Connect

Don’t worry, only public videos will be instantly shared. On your profile page, you will have a link to your Master Overwatch stats. It’s an easy way to show off, as well as improve and learn.

Check out Master Overwatch here.

Overwatch Integration Spotlight Part 2: Creating montages is breezy with Plays.tv

Montages

Did you know you could create montages with Plays.tv?

Our Overwatch integration enhances the clean and snappy editing suite that Plays.tv offers. Edit your plays and create montages like the pros with our easy-to-master tools.

Go straight to the clip by clicking on an automatic bookmark. Creating a montage is as simple as holding CTRL while you click on all the bookmarks you want to include! This works with automatic and manual bookmarks, and you can resize the length of clips after selection.

You can add the following to personalize your plays:

  • Text – say anything
  • Stickers – for maximum silliness
  • Enable your username as a small watermark – get credit once it’s out in the wild

Ultimately, we want you to have a powerful yet direct tool for channeling your creativity.

Sneak preview next topic: Get famous.

Overwatch Integration Spotlight Part 1: Manage your matches and plays for the win

Manage Matches

Managing all your Overwatch clips and finding the right one can take a lot of time.

While Plays.tv records in the background with very little effect on your framerate, it’s also cataloging all your key moments so you don’t have to. It organizes this into matches and keeps track of what hero and map you played in the clip.

This means you can quickly find that insane multi-kill or winning resurrection and share it in seconds.

To be specific, it automatically bookmarks the following:

  • Eliminations
  • Deaths
  • Resurrects
  • Play of the Game

It’s a great learning tool that doesn’t take any setup. Our Overwatch integration helps you jump to the good (or bad) stuff quickly to up your game in the next match.

We want to contribute to the sounds of maniacal laughter as you boop your way to the top. Get going!

Sneak preview of next topic: Montages.

Our Overwatch integration is ready to assist!

Overwatch Integration

Yes, we’ve been working tirelessly to build the tools you need to take your Overwatch play to the next level. Plays.tv is the best way to replay your Overwatch matches. It will auto-bookmark all your eliminations, deaths, resurrects, and of course, Play-of-the-Game’s. See it in action:

We’ll be releasing a series of blogs on how to get the most out of it in the next couple weeks, so stay tuned!

Sneak preview of next topic: Win matches.

We want your Gigantic plays!

Play Gigantic and Win Stuff

Starting today, July 20th, 2017 until August 10th, tag your best Gigantic game clips using #GiganticTopPlays for a chance to win some incredibly cool prizes.

To enter:

  1. Download Plays.tv (if you haven’t already) :D
  2. Play Gigantic on Arc, Windows 10, or Steam
  3. Clip an amazing play and use #GiganticTopPlays
  4. Enjoy Gigantic!

Click here for more info on the prizes and all things Gigantic!

Want to get your hands on a Founder’s copy of the game? Enter here for a chance at a special Founder’s game key.

 

Update: Download your videos, edit video titles and save the date

Improvements:

Reliving old memories is now easier. You can go to any video you’ve uploaded to Plays.tv and download it locally.

Download videos and edit titles of videos

We’ve also added the ability to edit your video titles. Just look for the pencil icon next to the title.

Bug Fixes:

  • You will now only see a desktop notification for your “First Video!” once… for uploading your first video.

Announcement:

Save The Internet With Plays.tv

On July 12, join Plays.tv in the fight to save the internet. Learn more here.

Update: More LoL-inspired stickers for your videos

We have 12 new League of Legends themed stickers for you! Check them out:

Poros Moustache    Dunked   Tibbers Poros Heart

These new additions join a family of unique League of Legends styled stickers that you can use to personalize your videos. Don’t forget you can also use special League of Legends emojis to react to your favorite videos as well!

If you want to learn more about the artist, Helmi Kinnunen (@Nemulaattori), check out our spotlight on the emojis here.

Introducing Highlight Reels and Send Direct

Highlight Reel Promo

Highlight Reels:

Share and relive the best moments from your games. Create summaries of entire games instantly with just one click. Key features include:

  • A personalized intro showing your Name, Champ, and KDA for the match
  • All of your kills from a match stitched together into one video
  • Transitions between kills showing the key event that happened
  • An end screen showing whether you won or lost the match
  • Highlight Reels are created automatically for you. After your match, click one button to create and share highlight reels.
  • Highlight Reels disappear after 7 days

Why Highlight Reels Are Awesome

What if you don’t have one clip that stands above the rest? What if you played a great game but there wasn’t a single defining moment? Highlight Reels solves this by letting you share an entire match.

You don’t have to worry about over-posting or spamming your friends. Post a Highlight Reel to your profile and the videos will disappear from your profile after 7 days.

Highlight reels are fun to watch too. Seeing one clip doesn’t always tell a story. When you watch a whole match, you can see how players snowball, get kills, team fight, etc. You see patterns that you’d never see from one clip.

Plays.tv does this automatically for you. We’ve started by rolling this out to League of Legends players. We will launch this for more games soon.

Send Direct:

Send Direct is a new way to send your favorite clips just to your friends. You can send your highlights to existing Plays.tv users and/or to your friend’s email addresses. There are lots of good reasons to use Send Direct. Here are a few:

  • Your friend did something dumb or embarrassing and you want to share it with just a few friends.
  • Maybe you and your friends are just being silly and made a bunch of funny clips.
  • You might have had a terrible game and want to share your mistakes with friends so they can help you improve

Whatever your reason, Send Direct makes it easier for you to send videos in a more private way to just your friends.

How’d the Parth coaching sessions go? Let’s talk about it!

TSM Parth and Plays.tv

Our coaching contest was a huge success! Thanks to everyone for spreading the word.

In case you were wondering how it went, both winners were able to coordinate with Parth and get really good gameplay coaching from it.

The winners were (Twitter handles only):

@jared_bezold
@ZadyEnglish

And the runners up were:

@JaredHatcher2
@AranIvy

One of the winners, @ZadyEnglish, told us this about his experience:

I learned to to take advantage of playing my main role (Caitlyn) and how to play her more complex. I also learned what to do in certain scenarios, how to think, where to go etc… How to play against different champions and junglers, where to ward, what supports are good with Caitlyn and what the supports should do in certain scenarios. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to evolve as a league player. :)

Here are some highlights from the coaching sessions via notes from Parth:

Continue reading How’d the Parth coaching sessions go? Let’s talk about it!