JoinDOTA is considered a streaming site mostly rather than a news site. Do you think the rise of BTS and other streamers may threaten joinDOTA’s revenue stream?
joinDOTA was originally designed as a streaming site, in fact it was the only thing on the original website. joinDOTA has evolved since that point and we are not only looking to accommodate more joinDOTA casters, but also promote non jD streamers. The revenue of joinDOTA is also a little more diverse than just livestreams, considering we do news, tournaments, websites, and more as the company that hosts joinDOTA and other projects.
Many have said that the joinDOTA stream has not improved since the establishment of the company two years ago, what will we expect to see in the near future?
Those ‘many’ must not have been watching the stream since my return from Asia in December. We are already working hard to improve the stability and quality of the stream which is now helped by the ability of the TwitchTV servers. I have also got an awesome team of people helping to create overlays, videos, and whatever else we can think of that will improve the quality of content on the stream.
It was reported earlier today that own3d.tv will be shutting down as of the 31st of January. Will you be moving to stream on Twitch instead?
What provider we will end up with is still being 100% worked out, but for the moment I will be streaming on twitch.tv/TobiWanDOTA.
Note: When you access the Own3D.TV website, the following image appears.
There was this whole shenanigans with joinDota’s channel on YouTube. What actually happened and what did you guys do to retrieve it back?
The channel was shut down without warning and we submitted the forms to get the channel reinstated. We got an email back from YouTube apologising for the closure of the channel, saying that is was a mistake. We are just happy to have it back for good.
You also tweeted that the VOD archives are safe on YouTube. What is going to happen to the VOD archive before joinDota set up their YouTube account?
All the VODs which have been stored on the own3d.tv servers have already been backed up on local hard drives. Some of the old matches may be rehosted again but for now we know they are all safe.
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