A company billing itself as “the world’s first decentralized streaming platform for gamers and esports fans” is preparing to host a virtual Hearthstone tournament within the coming days.
Play2Live says this is the first-ever Hearthstone contest to be powered by blockchain technology, as well as the “next generation of streaming interactivity” that its platform provides.
Eight players have been invited for the tournament, including professional players and popular streamers. The quarterfinals kick off at 12am GMT on May 23, followed by the lower bracket finals and semi-finals on May 24. It all builds up to the grand final on May 25.
Everything is going to be broadcast on P2L.TV, with engaging esports commentaries provided in both English and Russian.
This is the latest tournament to be held by Play2Live. In February, eight leading Counter-Strike: Global Offensive teams from around the world competed for a prize of 2 mln Level Up Coins (LUC) – the equivalent of about $100,000. The broadcast in 16 languages attracted a total viewership of more than 950,000, and the company is hoping to build on its earlier success in its latest eSports event.