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Getting Started with Plays.tv

Now that you’ve installed Plays.tv, you’re ready to start recording your favorite games!
If you want to customize your Plays.tv settings, we’ve created this handy quick start guide for you.

Whether it’s changing your recording settings, editing your auto-manage space prefences, or tweaking your audio configurations, we’re here to help!

To get started, you can access your preferences by clicking the gear icon located here:

In this guide, we’ll highlight a few key preferences that will help you get the most out of Plays.tv. Let’s start with video:

VIDEO 

The first section you’ll see is video preferences. You can enable manual recording and set your bookmark hotkey here. You can also set your recording quality to fit your needs:

IN-GAME OVERLAY

Let’s talk about the in-game overlay. You can choose to enable your in-game overlay or change the position of the overlay. Here’s what the in-game overlay looks like:

You can configure your overlay to display the elapsed recording time or show hotkeys (such as your bookmark key).

AUDIO

Managing your audio settings is a breeze. You can change the volume of the audio recorded, or mute the audio entirely.

If you want to enable your microphone, simply check the “Record Microphone” box and adjust the volume to your liking.

 

AUTO-MANAGE SPACE

You’ll never have to worry about running out of space for your recordings with our auto-manage space feature. You can find this setting in the advanced tab of your preferences.
You can change how much space on your drive you’d like to reserve for raw Plays.tv videos. If you record over that amount, Plays.tv will automatically remove older raw footage.

 

CLIENT

Want to make sure that Plays.tv is ready to go when you’re ready to play?
Make sure that your Plays.tv client starts when Windows starts.

You can also manage your desktop notification settings here in the “desktop growls” section.

That concludes our start-up guide. Now, get out there and start playing!

Heroes never die! Contest: Upload your best Multi-Resurrects!

If you haven’t heard the news, Mercy’s resurrection ability is getting a big overhaul. Mercy will no longer be able to use her ultimate to resurrect multiple teammates. Her ultimate ability will be replaced with the new “Valkyrie” ultimate, which increases her damage, range, and allows her to fly freely. Battle Mercy mains rejoice! 

However, this means that we must bid farewell to multi-resurrects. But dry your tears, Mercy fans, we’re giving multi-resurrects a proper send off with a contest! Two winners will receive the ultimate Mercy prize pack!

To enter, upload an Overwatch video of you resurrecting 2 or more  teammates. Add the tag #GoodbyeMultiRes. You can use our Overwatch integration to help you easily find your Mercy resurrections.

You may submit multiple videos for submission. The more you submit, the better chance you’ll have to win! The winners will be judged and chosen by the Plays.tv staff.

Here’s what’s up for grabs:

2 lucky winners will receive:

  • Mercy Nendoroid
  • Mercy Print by Steph Lew
  • “Have Mercy” Tee
  • $20 Battle.net Gift Card

FULL RULES:

  1. Contest will run from August 30th, 2017 – September 19th, 2017
  2. Videos must be submitted to Plays.tv to qualify
  3. Videos must be from Overwatch and must contain a resurrection of 2 or more team mates.
  4. Videos must be using the Plays.tv Overwatch integration (will be automatically tagged with a “resurrection event”)
  5. Submissions must contain the #GoodbyeMultiRes tag — you may edit this into your description if you forget to add it.
  6. Submissions must be received by 11:59 PM PST on September 19th, 2017 

Remember, HEROES NEVER DIE, so get out there and get some multi-resurrects while you still can! Did someone call a doctor?

Noble Gamescom Giveaway

Get hype, it’s time for PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS Gamescom Invitational tournament! From August 23rd – August 26th,  the best teams in PUBG esports will be competing in Cologne, Germany. Noble esports will be one of the teams fighting for glory at this unprecedented event.

To celebrate, we’ve teamed up with Noble to present this amazing giveaway. Here’s what you could win:

  • 1x Arozzi Chair “Mezzo”
  • 1x “Noble Runs These Streets” Tee by DESIGNBYHUMANS
  • 1x LogitechG “433 Headset”

Want to win some of that awesome swag? All you need to do is find some Noble graffiti in-game, upload a video and tag #NobleGamescom. You can find the Noble graffiti throughout the PUBG map. Check on rooftops, on buildings, or even on the sides of sheds:

We will be accepting submissions from August, 23rd 2017 until September 5th, 2017. See below for the full rules and instructions:

RULES

  • You must submit your own original video to your own account
  • You may submit multiple clips (entries), but they must all be unique
  • You may include the Noble clip in any PUBG montages that you upload
  • You must include the tag, #NobleGamescom, in the description of your video (you can edit it if you forget to add it!)
  • All submissions MUST contain a clip of any Noble graffiti found in-game
  • Submissions must be received by 9/5/2017 at 11:59 PM PST.
  • Any submissions that violate the Plays.tv TOS will be disqualified and removed
  • Winners will be contacted by email (please make sure your Plays.tv email is up-to-date)

HOW TO ENTER:

  1. Join any PUBG match (TPP or FPP, Solo/Duo/Squad)
  2. Find any Noble graffiti
  3. Submit a video to Plays.tv of you/your team finding the Noble graffiti
  4. Upload your video to Plays.tv and add #NobleGamescom to the description

Noble will be competing in this week’s Gamescom event.  Send your support to them by following them on Twitter at @NobleGG!

Watch Protatomonster and win a copy of PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS!

Protatomonster is back with a brand new series! This time, they’re tackling PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS.

To celebrate the launch of their new series, we’re giving away 5 copies of PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS.

You can enter below:

Plays.tv x Protatomonster PUBG Giveaway

You can also submit your own PUBG clips for a chance to be featured in Protatomonster’s series here: https://submit.protatomonster.com/pubg

 

 

Athens Online: We did it UGA!

Last month, we worked with the wonderful folks from Esports at University of Georgia. The team at Esports at UGA created and organized a local LAN called Athens Online. The LAN featured tournaments for CS:GO, League of Legends, and Overwatch.

Athens Online had over $10,000 in prizing — including some fantastic prizes sponsored by Plays.tv.

In addition to the festivities onsite, we ran a video submission contest using #AthensOnline. You can see all of the awesome submissions here.

The winners scored some big prizes, like this gigantic Thresh statue:

Here were our big winners:

League of Legends:

CS:GO

Overwatch:

Of course, pulling off a large-scale event was no easy task. There are definitely a lot of hurdles and challenges to overcome when creating and managing a large tournament.

Annie Lian, Esports at UGA’s co-founder, had this to say about the process: “In order to host a successful event of any type and/or scale, communication, adaptation, and flexibility are the most important attributes that the leaders and staff must have.”

Events like Athens Online are helping expand the reach of collegiate esports.

“I believe collegiate esports is an excellent foundation that enables young gamers to build a strong work ethic and learn how to excel in a team environment. More and more schools are creating esports programs, and this increase will only continue as the legitimacy of esports becomes more well known and understood.” Brendon Ramdeholl External PR Officer of Esports at UGA

We were happy to be a part of Esports at UGA’s incredible Athens Online event and hope to work together again in the future!

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Images courtesy of Esports at UGA

Got SKILL? Upload your RANKED League of Legends plays and WIN PRIZES!

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Do you have what it takes to win some awesome League of Legends prizes? Show us your best ranked plays for your chance to win some amazing swag!

From Friday, September 30th 2016   Friday, October 14th 2016, submit your ranked League of Legends plays by using #BestInTheRift. You MUST include #BestInTheRift in your description. We will not be counting entries who put #BestInTheRift in the comment section.

We’ll pick the top 3 from each group.

Here’s what you could win:

Your Rank
Challenger/Master/Diamond/Platinum Gold/Silver/Bronze
1st $50 RP + Championship Riven $25 RP +  Arcade Hecarim
2nd $25 RP + Firecracker Jinx $25 RP
3rd $25 RP $10 RP

 

We’ll be announcing the winners on Friday, October 21st 2016 and will be contacting them via email. Make sure the email you used to register for Plays.tv is up-to-date.

Want to make sure your video is seen by our team? Share your video to twitter and tag us @OfficialPlaysTV and we’ll see it immediately!

We’re excited to see what spectacular plays you have to share with us. Good luck, Summoners!

Want to see all the submissions so far? Check out #BestInTheRift for all entries!