Winner winner chicken dinner! We’ve teamed up with TSM to give away 5 copies of PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS.
Here’s how to enter:
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:
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:
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).
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.
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.
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!
We have 12 new League of Legends themed stickers for you! Check them out:
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.
There’s a new version of the Plays.tv client available. The major changes are
We’re standing on the Payload and we want to give some away! We’ve got some amazing Overwatch swag and Battle.net cards to giveaway. Enter for your chance to win here.
Don’t miss out on another contest! Follow our social channels to keep up-to-date with all Plays.tv news and giveaways. For updates on the contest and to see featured clips from Plays.tv, follow us:
We announced a FACEIT Partnership a few months ago. FACEIT is the leading platform for online PVP competitions in PVP multiplayer games.
Thanks for using Plays.tv!
You can remove the watermark from your videos. Just go to preferences in the Plays.tv client.
If you disable watermarks, new videos you record will not have the watermark. We are unable to update old videos that have already been recorded.
Thanks for letting us know how important this issue is to you.
In our next release, you will have the option to remove the water mark completely through preferences in the client. We want you to know we’ve heard your feedback and trying to make these changes as quickly as possible. Here is more history for you:
Two days ago, we released a new version of the Plays.tv client. Part of that release included adding watermarks to your Plays.tv videos when you upload. We got a lot of feedback and we want you to know we are listening and reacting as quickly as we can.
Why did we add the watermark?
We learned a lot from this release and your feedback.
If you want to get in touch feel free to contact us using one of the methods below:
Thanks for using Plays.tv
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:
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!
Images courtesy of Esports at UGA
It started as just a post on Reddit. The post was a collection of whimsical League of Legends inspired thinking faces. The Plays.tv team LOVED these LoL thinking emojis so much that we had to find the person behind them. We thought having awesome LoL emojis would be a great addition to our site.
So, we contacted Helmi Kinnunen ( @Nemulaattori ), the creator of the LoL thinking emojis. She is a digital artist from Finland, who is passionate about video games, and is awesome to work with. You can find more of Helmi’s incredible artwork on her website.
We’re excited to announce that our first project together has just launched! Helmi has created several custom League of Legends icons which can be used in reactions and comments. Here’s how they look on our website:
Now you can react to your favorite videos with iconic League of Legends champions!
Our goal is to have one for every champ and to find more ways to incorporate these fantastic emojis into Plays.tv. Let us know what you think!
Share and relive the best moments from your games. Create summaries of entire games instantly with just one click. Key features include:
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 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:
Whatever your reason, Send Direct makes it easier for you to send videos in a more private way to just your friends.
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):
And the runners up were:
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. :)