Juked, a new esports streaming service led by industry veterans Ben “FishStix” Goldhaber and Chris “ChanManV” Chan, has just launched its new open beta. This is a big step forward for a company entering a space among other heavyweight streaming services, but Juked’s comprehensive model might just be enough to allow it to stand out in the crowd.
What is Juked?
Juked is a streaming service like Twitch or Mixer, but with one distinct difference: It provides streams to over 20 different esports all in one, easy to find, place. This includes organizing all esports broadcasts (live, upcoming and VOD) and related data like brackets and standings into one viewing app, so fans can easily stay on top of their favorite games, teams and players. The Juked beta also features a robust new esports events calendar that allows users to set reminders for when individual matches or tournaments go live, making it even more of a one-stop-shop for esports fans.
It’s clear that the goal of Juked is inclusivity and ease of access, something CEO/co-founder Ben “FishStix” Goldhaber echoes below.
“We built Juked as a single comprehensive destination with the goal of lowering the barrier to entry to enjoying esports. Our vision is to help every single esports community grow, since it will be a win-win for fans, developers, publishers, and the players who are invested in seeing their scene succeed.”
Is Juked Right for me, an OWL fan?
One great example of when Juked is going to be of great use is when looking ahead to the 2020 OWL season. This upcoming season will likely feature simultaneous games on different channels, much like the 2019 Overwatch World Cup (which Juked also covered). When talking with FishStix about his suggestions for maximizing the potential of Juked for this kind of fan, he had this to offer.
“I would say, you can set up reminders for every match, finding VODs of previous matches is a breeze, and eventually we’ll have fully-fledged team portals with everything you need to follow any one team, either in the OWL or in one of the other 20 esports found on Juked.”
As it currently stands, here are the games supported on Juked:
- League of Legends
- Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
- Dota 2
- Rocket League
- Smash Bros. Ultimate & Melee
- StarCraft 2
- Call of Duty
- Street Fighter V
- Tekken 7
- Mortal Kombat 11
- World of WarCraft
- Rainbow 6: Siege
- StarCraft: Brood War
- Apex Legends
- Teamfight Tactics
- Magic: The Gathering
- Quake Champions
So, whether you’re looking for FIFA or Fortnight, or something else in between Juked has you covered, all in one place. Check out the Juked open beta live on desktop and mobile at www.juked.gg.
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