Social platform Juked.GG has announced that its upcoming mobile app is entering the alpha stage.
Juked has invited 100 selected users to test the product which aims to create a toxicity-free environment for esports fans.
In addition, the app aspires to be a guide for everything esports, including news, scores and schedules.
The first 100 users will supposedly make the foundation for the Juked community while representing the platform’s values of diversity and inclusivity. According to the release, this marks the first step in bringing members of the esports space into the app.
In order to provide the best possible level of support at launch, Juked’s alpha has launched with a limited number of games, namely CS:GO, VALORANT, Call of Duty and Overwatch. Support for more titles are planned to be strategically rolled out after the application’s full release in 2022.
The Juked alpha launches with social media features such as a feed of user-generated content and the ability to comment, upvote and follow other users. Its newsfeed and content will be reportedly curated to user preferences. Moreover, the app shares multiple features with Juked.gg.
To ensure Juked’s goals are met, the app will require phone authentication to register and make posts.
In its efforts to create a diverse and non-toxic environment, Juked also recently partnered with nonprofit Queer Women Of Esports, who will advise the app creators on diversity, inclusion and equity initiatives.
Esports Insider says: Juked’s goal of creating a diverse, inclusive and toxicity-free environment for esports fans is admirable, with the steps towards achieving this goal seemingly going in the right direction. It will be interesting to see how the app develops after its full release and if Juked succeeds in its mission.