Announcing #WarOfTheGods Season 2 + The Runback Continues!

Thank you to everybody who followed us throughout all of the first season for War of the Gods! We are happy to announce that we finally have the information you’ve waited patiently to learn…specifically, the details on Season 2, which is brought to you by StreamMe and powered by GauntletGG!

For the most part, War Season 2, which is an online competitive series featuring Injustice 2, will run the same course that Season 1 did. Only participants from North America (Canada and the U.S.A., to be exact) will be eligible to participate in our series. No age limit will be in effect, but should any players under the age of sixteen break into the Top 4 of any weekly bracket, parental assistance will be required before they receive cash prizes. All brackets will be hosted online via the Playstation 4.

Every week, players will compete to earn league points and/or cash prizes. Points will be awarded to the Top 32 whereas the cash goes only to the Top 4. At the end of the season, the top eight players will qualify for the season finale in March 25th. Like with Season 1, up to $10,000 will be at stake in the finale, to be paid out across all eight competitors!

For a complete overview of the rules, please see gauntlet.gg/war.

This is where we depart familiar territory and enter into the unknown. The first season ran for ten consecutive weeks, but for Season 2, we are expanding into a twelve-week circuit for War of the Gods. We are also adopting a new schedule for the weekly brackets: preliminaries will take place on Sundays at 6 P.M. Eastern Time, while Top 8 finals will be played out every Wednesday evening at 8 P.M.!

Also, by popular demand, we have implemented a new restriction regarding matchmaking. Any and all players who enter War of the Gods cannot utilize a Wi-Fi connection to participate. Only wired connections are permitted for tournament play. We have also shortened the DQ timer for all matches to ten minutes, meaning that players who do not show up within that time limit will either be sent to Loser’s Bracket or eliminated from the tournament.

Below is the official tournament schedule for War of the Gods Season 2. Please be advised that this schedule is subject to changes at the discretion of the event team.


Week 1 Preliminaries – November 19, 2017
Week 1 Finals – November 22, 2017

Week 2 Preliminaries – November 26, 2017
Week 2 Finals – November 29, 2017

Week 3 Preliminaries – December 3, 2017
Week 3 Finals – December 6, 2017

Week 4 Preliminaries – December 10, 2017
Week 4 Finals – December 13, 2017

Week 5 Preliminaries – January 14, 2018
Week 5 Finals – January 17, 2018

Week 6 Preliminaries – January 21, 2018
Week 6 Finals – January 24, 2018

Week 7 Preliminaries – January 28, 2018
Week 7 Finals – January 31, 2018

Week 8 Preliminaries – February 4, 2018
Week 8 Finals – February 7, 2018

Week 9 Preliminaries – February 18, 2018
Week 9 Finals – February 21, 2018

Week 10 Preliminaries – February 25, 2018
Week 10 Finals – February 28, 2018

Week 11 Preliminaries – March 4, 2018
Week 11 Finals – March 7, 2018

Week 12 Preliminaries – March 11, 2018
Week 12 Finals – March 14, 2018

Season 2 Finale – March 25, 2018


Wait! Before you jump to the registration page, we have another surprise for you!

Due to the overwhelmingly positive response to Kombat Cup: The Runback, we have decided to expand it into a monthly series which will coincide with War of the Gods Season 2! Starting in December and ending in March, we will host a Mortal Kombat XL bracket on any and all weeks that War is not taking place. It will follow the same format as War: preliminaries will occur on Sundays with finals following every Wednesday.

No league points will be up for grabs in the Runback, but like with the original bracket in October, we are offering $1,000 in cash prizes to all players who break into the Top 8! See below for the payout scale that the Runback will follow, in addition to an official schedule.


Payout Scale for The Runback

1st Place – $300
2nd Place – $200
3rd Place – $125
4th Place – $100
5th Place – $75
7th Place – $50


Tournament Schedule for The Runback

Bracket #1 Preliminaries – December 31, 2017
Bracket #1 Finals – January 3, 2018

Bracket #2 Preliminaries – February 11, 2018
Bracket #2 Finals – February 14, 2018

Bracket #3 Preliminaries – March 18, 2018
Bracket #3 Finals – March 21, 2018


All brackets for War Season 2 and the Runback will be broadcast live at www.stream.me/war. Mr Aquaman and Echo will be making a return to commentate both circuits.

We truly appreciate the enthusiasm that the players displayed towards War of the Gods and Kombat Cup: The Runback, and it is our pleasure to continue bringing all of you an amazing tournament experience that you can enjoy from the comfort of your home! Should you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to us at our Twitter!

Want to re-experience all of StreamMe’s past tournaments? Check out our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/streammevids!

Top StreamMer Contest: Bonus Stickers!

Starting this month, we’ll be selecting certain stickers to be worth even more contest points! The chosen bonus sticker will be worth double the normal sparkle points.

Hover over the stickers in the sticker tray to find out which one is the current bonus sticker. From now through next Sunday, the cupcake sticker will be worth 6x instead of  the normal 3x!

Stay tuned as well for upcoming holiday-themed stickers!

 

StreamMe Recap

This past week we’ve been concentrating on adding features and improvements that YOU have been asking for!

To start, similarly to our other integrated stream widgets, streamers can now display stickers using their favorite broadcasting software. That means the streamer will be able to see stickers more easily AND, if you use the widget, the stickers will show up in your archives. We’ve also updated the notifications page to display the name of the sticker you received. You can find the new stickers widget here!

Next, we’ve added an option to display ‘most recent follower’ to our stats widget. Choose either a static list or moving ticker and then toggle to show which options you’d like to display.

(Not sure how stream widgets work? Check out our how-to or ask in our discord for tips!)

For our many OBS users, we’ve also been able to get StreamMe added to their list of Streaming Services! Update to the latest version of OBS Studio. Under settings, in the Stream tab, select ‘Streaming Services’ from the Stream Type dropdown. Check the box ‘Show all services’ and then find ‘Stream.me’ in the Service dropdown. You’ll be able to quickly find our origin servers right there in OBS! Get your stream key from your stream dashboard and away you go!

 

Lastly, starting in November, we’ll make another small change to how you earn contest points. Sparkles will now be worth three points each instead of just one (e.g. a 10 sparkle sticker or gift will get you 30 points). And be on the look out in November as well for NEW sticker bonuses (details to come) and more random viewer giveaways!

Thanks as always for your feedback and patience – we’d love to hear more from you! Let us know what you’d like to see on the StreamMe Idea Wall.

Stream.me: Getting Organized!

A couple of months ago, we added a feature that allows streamers to associate their stream with a Topic. Now you can also search for or click on those Topics to view a listings page of both live streams and archives associated with that Topic.

We’d like to ask all streamers to make use of this feature by adding/updating Topics via your Stream Dashboard to help viewers find you more easily and to help Stream.me categorize your stream appropriately.

In the coming weeks, we’ll be adding a Category Listings page (e.g. Gaming, Animals, Arts & Crafts) that will help you find all the Topics associated with a Category. Category associations will happen automatically, so as a streamer you only need to worry about your Topic(s).

Remember, at Stream.me you’re not limited to any one type of content, so please don’t hesitate to ask for the Topics you need! Let an admin know or contact us at support@stream.me so we can get it added.

If you have suggestions for ways to make this feature easier to use or if you’d like to request useful additions to this feature, please let us know on the Stream.me Idea Wall!

Giving the Gift of the Puking Unicorn

What is this creature and why does it puke sparkles?

This magical creature is supposed to be a unicorn. You’d think everyone knew what a unicorn looks like, but sometimes you get too close and the details become hazy. Thus, the Stream.me Rhinocorn was born.

The rhinocorn pukes sparkles as a symbol of the support viewers have for their favorite streamers. Those sparkles get paid out to the streamer each month while also contributing to their score in the Top StreamMEer Contest.

So, click the purple Gift button on your favorite streamer’s channel page and watch the rhinocorn do it’s thing!

(A minimum Gift of 100 sparkles is required to trigger the rhinocorn).

Have more ideas for crazy features or Gifting animals? What do you think should happen when you give a Gift? Let us know on the Stream.me Idea Wall!

Random Viewer Giveaways on Stream.me!

As a big THANK YOU to all of our loyal viewers for supporting, promoting and interacting with our site every day, Stream.me will be hosting random giveaways just for you!

So, do what you always do — watch your favorite streamer and interact with the site — and you just might win something! Prizes will vary from gift cards to physical goods.

How it works:

These giveaways will happen at unannounced times in random, unannounced channels throughout the month.

The admin user, LuckOfTheUnicorn, will appear in a random channel that meets the requirements listed below and announce the start of the giveaway as well as the gift to be won. The winner will be chosen using the Stream.me raffle feature in chat.

Participation Rules:

  • The viewer must be registered and active in the chosen channel at the time of the giveaway.
  • Viewers in multistream channels will not be included in the giveaway but are welcome to join the chosen channel before the giveaway begins.
  • The winner must respond to the admin within 60 seconds of having won the prize. No response will result in a re-roll.
  • The prize cannot be substituted for any other prize or cash.
  • The owner (streamer) of the channel where the giveaway is taking place is not eligible to win the Random Viewer Giveaway.
  • Streamers of other channels are eligible to win the Random Viewer Giveaway as long as they are a registered, active viewer in the hosting channel.

In order for a channel to be eligible for a Random Viewer Giveaway, the streamer must:

  • have at least 5 unique, active, registered viewers in their channel.
  • be actively streaming and present (AFK streams or archive rebroadcasts will not be eligible).

Instructions will be given to the winner on how to claim the prize, depending on the type of prize. To avoid delays, make sure that you have a verified e-mail address associated with your Stream.me account that we can contact you at.

We will randomize the channels that host the giveaway and the times they occur to give as many users as possible a chance to win.

Prizes will be delivered as soon as possible. For physical prizes, international users may experience even longer delays.

Rules and requirements are subject to change at any time. An FAQ will be posted in the coming days where you can keep track of the most up-to-date rules.

Users who try to game the giveaway in any way are subject to disqualification from current and future giveaways.

Prizes not claimed within 30 days are considered forfeited.

If you do not want your channel to be chosen to host a giveaway, please let us know at support@stream.me and we will not choose your channel in the future.

New Diesel Street Fighter V Sneaker Collection Announced

If you have been waiting for a set of fresh kicks and you are a big fan of Capcom’s fighter, Street Fighter V, well do we have some good news for you. According to a Twitter posted yesterday from the official Street Fighter page, they teamed up with show company Diesel to make five new pairs based on some popular characters.

Yes, now you can own sneakers based on Chun-Li, Birdie, M. Bison, Nash, and the ever popular, Ryu. Fans can see, or buy, all the designs at Diesel’s website, and down below. While each pair will cost a person 200 bucks, the look is so sweet that it invokes the “Shut up, and take my money” feeling on a deep level.

If you are planning to buy these beauties you may need to act quickly, there is no mention as to when the sales will no longer be available. There was also no mention as to other characters being added to the line. Fans would probably be into an ugly green show with orange stripes to represent Blanka but I bought we will see it. What character shoe will you buy? Would you like to see someone else on the roster? Tell us on our Twitter page.

October’s $12,500 Prize Pool!

This October, the prize pool for the Top Streamer Contest will be increased from $10,000 to $12,500! That’s more money for all 30 winners!

There will also be changes to the way points are earned for Stickers and Gifts. Currently, you get 100 points for every Sticker or Gift, no matter the value. Starting in October, the amount of points you get will be directly proportional to the value of the Sticker or Gift, i.e. 1 sparkle = 1 point.

This means viewers will be able to give you more points at once — so don’t forget to thank them!

Lastly, a friendly reminder that you get 5 points for every “Like” you get on an archive, so remember to ask your viewers to watch and like what they missed to help their favorite streamers in the contest!

Keep an eye on our contest page to stay up to date with the latest rules and prize pool distribution from month to month. October’s new prize pool amount will display at the start of the new contest.

Better Earnings Tracking and Data

StreamMe has added two new features to help you better track and analyze your earnings!

First, the Earnings Dashboard will give you a graph of your incoming Gifts, Stickers and Subscriptions over the last year, month, week or day.

Hover over the graph to see the exact amount earned per income type. You can also click on the income types in the legend to the right to remove or add one to the graph.

 

Secondly, we’ve added an “export” button for your Stickers and Gifts; you’ll find it in the “Received” tab.

Now you can export your lists of received Gifts and Stickers and organize the data however you see fit to get the information you need.

 

 

Thanks to our wonderful streamers for sending us the idea! Should we add or change anything about either of these features? Let us know on the StreamMe Idea Wall!

Monster Hunter’s Gameplay Trailer for Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite

As previously confirmed in this article, six DLC fighters will be added to Marvel vs Capcom Infinite throughout the remainder of 2017. Ultron Sigma and Panther will be the first to join the fight, and apparently Monster Hunter will be third in line, although her release date is unspecified at this time.

See below for an epic gameplay trailer that shows Monster Hunter in action!

The other three DLC characters confirmed to be coming to Marvel Infinite are Venom, Gill and Winter Soldier. All are expected to launch by the end of the year. The DLC characters will be released in pairs, but players can opt to purchase them separately if they so choose.

Monster Hunter has yet to release, but over at Tokyo Game Show 2017, she is available to play via MvCi setups at the Sony Playstation booth. We fully expect players to take to Twitter with analysis on the character once they’ve had an opportunity to try her out.

Marvel vs Capcom Infinite is now available for Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC (Steam).

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