Plays.tv brings replays and an annotated timeline to Overwatch

Plays.tv has today launched its Automated Highlights integration with Blizzard’s Overwatch to give players full match replays and an easy to way to share videos. 

Dennis Fong, Plays.tv
Dennis Fong, Plays.tv

Along with match replays, every elimination, multi-kill, death, resurrection and Play of The Game in Overwatch will automatically be captured and tagged, appearing on an Annotated Timeline to make it simple for players to find those moments and share them.

Plays.tv’s community of 12 million monthly users have already posted nearly 200,000 Overwatch videos and the new integration will make it even easier for them to capture, edit and share more content.

To make things easy, here is a list of what Plays.tv’s Overwatch integration enables players to do:
  • Watch full match replays to learn from their mistakes and improve their performance

  • View their highlights on an annotated timeline which automatically marks their: eliminations, deaths, resurrections, and Play of the Game

  • Share any of the highlights to Plays.tv, Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, and more

  • Search through Plays.tv’s huge library of Overwatch videos and sort by match, skill/rank of the player, heroes, eliminations/deaths and more for easy discovery

  • Find and follow users and videos based on skill, rank, hero played, and more

Dennis Fong, Founder and CEO of Plays.tv said: “With this Plays.tv integration, Overwatch players now get an easy to use replay system and a simple way to find the best moments from their games and share them. With thousands of Overwatch clips shared daily on Plays.tv, fans will find a near endless amount of entertaining, high-skilled clips for their favorite heroes.”
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Just like on popular social media platforms, Plays.tv allows players to seamlessly share their best moments through its interface and easily embeddable video clip-sharing functionality.

Plays.tv makes sharing personal gaming highlights easy. With voice and webcam integration, friend list and unique game auto-tagging integration, customisable recording settings and a simple visual timeline editor.

Andy Dinh, Owner of Team SoloMid, commented: “Our coaches and players use Plays.tv almost every single day. It’s been an indispensable, self-learning tool for our League of Legends team, and I have no doubt it’ll be incredibly valuable to Overwatch players as well.”

Of the 12 million gamers already using Plays.tv monthly, these include both professional esports stars and casual gamers. The rapidly growing community is diverse both geographically and in terms of game tastes; videos from more than 3,400 different games have been posted by users from more than 200 countries worldwide. Plays.tv also boasts a high volume of content creators on the platform, with over 30% of users actively contributing video content on a daily basis.

Additional games featuring the Plays.tv Automated Highlights functionality include League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Rocket League and Dota 2, with more game integrations planned for the near future.

Esports Insider says: Plays.tv is a great platform for sharing content and this new integration of Overwatch looks fantastic, and is well timed ahead of BlizzCon at the weekend.