An unexpected currency comes to Twitch, and more Fnatic players depart from their Dota 2 squad. This and more on this week’s eSports Weekly.
Very Stream, Much Tips: Dogecoin Comes to Twitch
It’s been quite a week for Twitch. After Amazon swept the popular livestreaming site off its feet after Google had asked it to dance, a new partner emerged: Dogecoin. The internet cryptocurrency that began as a parody of BitCoin has taken off in the past few months (going as far as to sponsor a NASCAR driver) earning the currency a mention on national TV. The program, DogeTipBot, successfully integrated itself into Reddit a short time ago, and is now making its way onto Twitch. DogeTipBot Founder Josh Mohland stated in an interview with Digital Coin Magnates earlier this month that the DogeTipBot was coming soon. According to DogePay, 100,000 dogecoins (or 1 megadoge) is worth $14.74 USD. On DogeTipBot’s website, it was announced that DTB would be launched this weekend at the PAX Prime event in Seattle.
Now, members of the Twitch community can support their favorite streamers at their own pace and at their own quantity, instead of paying a set monthly fee to be a sponsor. The founder of DogeTipBot, Josh Mohland, expects the currency to evolve alongside the communities that it is becoming a part of. It’s got a long way to go, however, since a single BitCoin is worth over $500 USD, but with Twitch’s future looking bright, it’s a good horse to hitch your wagon to. Or to hitch your Dogecar too.