Player of Alliance Artem ‘Fng’ Barshak spoke about the changed rules for streamers tournaments. In the podcast “Still Beta,” he said that there are still many questions about innovation.
Artem Fng Barshak:
“Imagine that you live in a country called Valve and you buy or rent land there. And you decided to build your house on this land. Everything is cool, you live there, you have arranged it. And then such Valve come and say: “Listen, but the state is ours, and the land, in principle, is ours, and the house is also ours. This is how we thought and decided that anyone can live in your house ”.
This is exactly what Valve, in my opinion, did with the tournament operators. The absence of these exclusive rights creates very dumb precedents. They are exclusive rights and are created in order to protect against situations of this kind, as in my example.
Moving on to new rules. They, of course, are aimed precisely at protecting operators from such situations. But still, some things are blurry. And it is not clear how all these things will be controlled. For example, steamer A wrote a broadcast request to tournament operator B. The tournament operator did not notice this and did not answer. And what is the streamer’s plan of action then?
Does he have the right to stream then? Or does he need to wait for the same banners to be dropped? can he stream without banners? Or maybe with their own banners, since they didn’t write to him? And such subtle things are not described by Valve, so it becomes unclear what to do in this or that situation. At the same time, all Valve are not particularly sociable. If certain questions of this kind, then you are very unlikely to get an answer to them. “
Dota 2 streaming rights changes are “dumb”- FNG
New changes to the Dota 2 license, according to which third-party streamers wishing to broadcast tournaments will be required to fulfil a number of conditions specified by the competition organizers, will take effect on September 15. The conditions will be agreed to by the competition organizers beforehand. The company told about this in the official blog.
The tournament operator will get the right to oblige a third-party streamer to add a championship sponsor advertisement to the stream. Another option will be to add a delay to the stream. According to the company, the innovation will allow the authors of the broadcasts to feel more confident. That will also safeguard the organizers’ key interests.