Esports entertainment company BLAST has today launched BLAST.tv, a radical new way to watch and enjoy esports.
BLAST.tv is a revolutionary live viewing platform, which will allow fans to customize and elevate the way they watch esports.
The platform will bring fans closer to the action, serving up maximum excitement for esports lovers, with a number of innovative features on offer, helping them watch events live like never before as well as reliving the highs and lows of past tournaments, wherever they are, whenever they want.
Esports viewership has enjoyed impressive growth over the last few years and is expected to continue to grow by 8.7 percent to 532 million this year, with this number expected to grow even further to 725 million by 2025.
BLAST.tv’s live experience is tailored and made for the competitive esports audience. Fans will never miss a key moment of the action with the BLAST.tv interactive timeline feature, which catalogs standout highlights to be replayed instantly on the playback timeline. The platform has a custom-built video player with 4K capabilities and a moderated live chat feature that will enable fans to connect with a like-minded community, where fans will be able to impact the events unfolding before their eyes through interactive polls.
Tom Greene, Chief Growth Officer at BLAST, said: “At BLAST our aim is to provide next-level entertainment across everything we do. The public launch of BLAST.tv marks an exciting step on that journey. Over the last few years BLAST has been working hard to deliver the best esports entertainment possible, and more recently we’ve been investing in a digital platform that will enhance and supplement these experiences even further.
“We have built every aspect of BLAST.tv with our fans in mind and with the end goal of being able to bring esports closer to those who love it most. We hope fans will enjoy the way we have reimagined the live viewing experience as well as the games, news, and features intended to keep fans engaged outside of the live broadcast.
“We feel BLAST.tv has the potential to be a game-changer for the esports industry and viewer experience. As well as having every minute of the BLAST Premier 2023 season, BLAST.tv will be the official home of the BLAST.tv Major in Paris!”
The consumer launch coincides with BLAST Premier’s Fall Final in Copenhagen and comes ahead of the World Final in Abu Dhabi and BLAST.tv Major being held in Paris in May 2023. BLAST.tv will be the home of all BLAST events in the future, where fans can experience these global tournaments like never before.
Outside of the live experience, BLAST.tv will be a one-stop-shop for esports fans. Providing them with the latest player stats, team standings, mini-games, news, and exclusive content and experiences.
BLAST Premier events and the BLAST.tv Paris Major will also be available to watch across BLAST’s global broadcast network, which is shown in 154 territories and in 25 languages.