Facebook might have engulfed in controversies in the recent past but, the company is certainly not behind in tossing up new features on its platform. In a further move to cater the gaming class, Facebook has launched Fb.gg. Here you can find live streaming of games and on-demand videos from Facebook’s top gamers.
John Imah, Gaming Creator Program Lead, and Nick Miller, Product Manager said in a blog post, “In January we launched our gaming creator program, and since then we’ve seen thousands of people live streaming and building communities on Facebook around the games they love. Established creators in the program continually share feedback on how we can help new gaming creators be successful. We often hear that emerging creators need help getting started, finding audiences for their content and connecting with fans.”
They further added, “So today we’re announcing a new program specifically for emerging gaming creators, as well as an early version of a new place for people to discover and watch gaming video on Facebook.”
The newly announced “Level Up Program” will help the users to build their communities on Facebook. Also, through this Fb.gg platform, users will be able to earn money by being a part of it.
Following are the critical elements of the program, take a look:
- Earning money with Facebook Stars: Level Up members will be able to make money through the fan support feature that we announced in January. Now called Facebook Stars, that feature lets fans support their favorite gaming creators by purchasing and sending virtual goods during live streams.
- Early access to new features for live streaming: Level Up members will receive early access to new features, best practices from established gaming creators and customized access to Facebook support for troubleshooting and bug reporting. We want to give emerging gaming creators the information and support they need so they can live stream more easily, grow their communities more quickly and focus on making great content.
Prior to this, Facebook launched the Gaming Creator Pilot Program that promised to provide financial support to streamers. The pilot program was on the lines of Twitch’s Partner Program. Twitch is the top hotspot in terms of games live streaming, and YouTube ranks in the pre-recorded video.
Though the initiative is still very raw to comment upon, only the time will tell whether Facebook’s Fb.gg will pose any kind of competition to Twitch or YouTube. But now its quite evident that Facebook is desperately trying its luck in the gaming arena. Recently, Facebook also partnered with e-sports organization ESL One to broadcast Dota 2 and Counter-Strike GO competitions.