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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

Welcome to the 2016 Plays.tv Video Awards!

Welcome to the Plays.tv Video Awards!

Thank you for making 2016 a great year for Plays.tv. You’ve shared awesome team fights, payload pushes, and hilarious reactions on our platform. Here are some of our favorites:

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BACK PROBLEMS: BEST HARD CARRY

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In the right hands, Widowmaker can be a force to be reckoned with! Lmttz shows us how it’s done by single-handedly eliminating ten targets with deadly precision.

Silver Medal

A gentle choir serenades the enemy team as xFSN_Saber secures a devastating pentakill.

Bronze Medal

KSZNE brought a knife to a gun fight – and almost woke the neighbors.


FULL HAM: FUNNIEST VIDEO

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Riley lends a helping-bullet to a player in need.

Silver Medal

Sometimes, your support needs support. Willykil narrowly escapes falling to his death with the help of his quick-thinking teammates.

Bronze Medal

All we can say is “Wow!” Don’t pick a fight with DeGuN because you may end up in his next montage!


TEAMWORK MAKES THE DREAMWORK: BEST TEAM

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You can’t carry if you’re dead. If I had teammates like this, I’d be out of Wood League for sure.

Silver Medal

These guys make dribbling look easy as they hop circles around the enemy team. #GlobeTrotters


IT’S NOT LUCK, IT’S SKILL: LUCKIEST PLAYER

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Morgana had two wins and two losses in gold promos. Her team was way behind, so the enemy team decided to lend a helping hand.

Silver Medal

When in doubt, you just gotta fire and hope for the best.


CLOWN FIESTA: BEST WTF MOMENT

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Be Vewy Vewy Qwiet. I’m Hunting Tewowists.

Silver Medal

xSzopen definitely has the “heart of the cards”. With his lucky draw, he’s able to slowly and painfully kill his opponent in one turn.


SPAGHETTI CODE: BEST GLITCH

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When Bandit Thugs get bored, they’ll do just about anything to entertain themselves.

Silver Medal

Who needs to walk when you can swim?

A big thank you to the Plays.tv community for sharing so many of your game highlights. We look forward to more in 2017!

And remember to download the Plays.tv client – The best way to replay your games and share highlights with friends.

Win a Collector’s Edition of Overwatch from us!

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We’re having a blast playing Overwatch and we want to share the fun, so we’re giving away an Overwatch Collector’s Edition for PC! You can enter in just three easy steps:

  1. Follow us on Twitter, @OfficialPlaysTV  
  2. RT our contest Tweet.
  3. Reply to our tweet with a link to your awesome Plays.tv profile! If you haven’t already, register for an account here.

We will not be accepting entries from Twitter bots — however, Omnics are welcome to enter our contest. ;)

Our contest runs from  June 9th  – June 24th. We’ll be contacting the winner via Twitter.

Be sure to check our Twitter and Facebook for more exciting news and promotions!

Full rules down below:
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Continue reading Win a Collector’s Edition of Overwatch from us!

Watch exclusive player POVs and match videos from IEM San Jose on Plays.tv!

IEM San Jose is happening this weekend (Nov. 21-22) right in our backyard, so of course we’ll be there — and if you’re not, tune in to the ESL’s channel on Plays.tv for full coverage! We’ll have exclusive player POV videos and highlight reels along with full match VODs with commentary. Continue reading Watch exclusive player POVs and match videos from IEM San Jose on Plays.tv!

#CSGOPlays Event: We’re giving away four Dragon Lores!

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UPDATE: This event is over. Congratulations to our winners: ThijsGG, GeT_SchWiFtY, Phyxiuz, and goldi23ohyeah!

The Plays.tv smart gameplay recorder is the best way to capture Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and now automatically creates highlights for you (more on that here). To celebrate our CS:GO integration, we’re giving away one of the most sought-after CS:GO weapon skins — the AWP Dragon Lore.

But not just one — we’ve got FOUR Dragon Lores to give to members of the CS:GO community on Plays.tv. Continue reading #CSGOPlays Event: We’re giving away four Dragon Lores!

See exclusive videos and highlights from Intel Extreme Masters Cologne on Plays.tv

Watch ESL pros play Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and StarCraft II at IEM Cologne (August 5-9) and never miss a key moment or great play!

ESL and Plays.tv have teamed up to capture every match of the Intel Extreme Masters season. During IEM Cologne, traditional “spectator” videos of every game (with announcer play-by-play) as well as exclusive POV highlights will be on the ESL channel on Plays.tv. Watch match-turning moments from the pro’s perspective and experience the game through their eyes. Continue reading See exclusive videos and highlights from Intel Extreme Masters Cologne on Plays.tv

Path of Exile: The Awakening — Video Event

Grinding Gear Games — developers of Path of Exile — and MMORPG.com are running a month-long giveaway event (7/10/15-8/14/15) on Plays.tv to celebrate the launch of Path of Exile’s new expansion, The Awakening!

Just share one or more video highlights from Path of Exile on Plays.tv (hashtag #MMORPG4POE) and/or “like” PoE videos during the event to enter, and you could win PoE Points, Armor Packs/pieces, Stash Tab and Skin Bundles, Skill/Character/Weapon Effects, and Pets on the monthly/weekly/daily regular. Seriously, the list of stuff is incredibly long — about 40,000 PoE Points in value!

Check out the event announcement over on MMORPG.com for all the details.

UPDATE
Random Daily winners for this weekend (200 PoE points):

#Vidoftheday: Share your favorite video replays on Plays.tv for a chance to win AMD hardware!

#Vidoftheday Video Event

UPDATE: This event is over — congratulations to our winners, Synister, zapoqx, and Engeniar!

To celebrate the Raptr & AMD Gaming Evolved client’s improved video capture and editing features (learn more here), we’re partnering with AMD and Sapphire in our #vidoftheday event! You could WIN Sapphire Radeon video cards, AMD memory, and AMD solid-state hard drives (SSDs) just for sharing video replays on Plays.tv and liking your favorite clips! Continue reading #Vidoftheday: Share your favorite video replays on Plays.tv for a chance to win AMD hardware!

CSGO Video Event

Soloing the opposing team or just scoring an amazing headshot — you never know when your moments of in-game greatness will happen. But with Raptr’s Replay feature you’re armed and ready to capture and share your best experiences.

Starting on 12/18/2014 and running through 1/19/2015, everyone who shares a #CSGO video on Plays.tv, will be entered into a drawing to win some great Thermaltake prizes.

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