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Valve accidentally unveils Steam.tv, a new streaming service set to rival Twitch

Valve accidentally unveils Steam.tv, a new streaming service set to rival Twitch

It looks like Valve is looking to put the 'R' in Steam after the company accidentally showcased a glimpse of its' latest project.

A link to what looked to be some kind of streaming platform went live over the weekend, titled Steam.tv. The page was only up for a short amount of time. 

The feed on the homepage was showing live footage from The International 2018, Steam's Dota 2 tournament. When questioned about the site, Valve said that the link was not supposed to go live yet. 

"We are working on updating Steam Broadcasting for the Main Event of The International, Dota 2's annual tournament," a Steam representative told CNET.

"What people saw was a test feed that was inadvertently made public."

Steam already has broadcasting capabilities built in to its client. Users have the option to stream their gameplay to friends and chat amongst themselves. However, Steam.tv may be a look in to Valve's potential plans to leap in to the streaming space in a more public capacity sooner than expected. 


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Danielle Partis is editor of PocketGamer.biz and former editor of InfluencerUpdate.biz. She was named Journalist of the Year at the MCV Women in Games Awards 2019, as well as in the MCV 30 under 30 2020. Prior to Steel Media, she wrote about music and games at Team Rock.

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