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> Interest in competitive Tetris has increased recently?
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Okey_Dokey
post 2 weeks ago
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I think we all know that Tetris e-sports will never be the real deal but competitive Tetris could get more attention than it did in the past. When Tetris turned 25 and 30, Henk Rogers said that Tetris could become an e-sport or an olympic game but of course it was all just holdless marketing blabla. The Tetris company hasn't really done anything in that regard yet. On the other hand, community-based content could reach some notable attention, not in multiplayer Tetris though. In 2015, the TGM crew participated in Awesome Games Done Quick and it was a huge success. Also, the Classic Tetris World Championship 2016 finals hit millions of views on Youtube and "Boom Tetris for Jeff" became a meme. Guideline Tetris is still struggling though. keroco's first sub 20 video got 1 million views on Youtube quickly but then stagnated. And MicroBlizz' AGDQ 2018 submission got declined.

What I noticed more recently is that Tetris streams got more views on Twitch. Around 50 people are simultaneously watching Blink's Puyo Puyo Tetris streams or Jonas Neubauer's NES Tetris streams. Those 2 guys had only 20 viewers 2 months ago iirc. This could be only a temporary thing (SimpleFlips raid in case of Blink, CTWC 2017 in case of Jonas) but it's still worth mentioning. Anyway, Puyo Puyo Tetris managed to draw in some Twitch audience for multiplayer Tetris but there hasn't been any viral English speaking video on Youtube yet. Generally speaking, official clients lag in the esport department; Puyo Puyo Tetris has no spectator mode and Tetris Friends doesn't show the other players' next piece /hold queue and updates their field only 2 times a second.
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QUOTE(Okey_Dokey @ Dec 2 2017, 05:24 PM) *

What I noticed more recently is that Tetris streams got more views on Twitch. Around 50 people are simultaneously watching Blink's Puyo Puyo Tetris streams or Jonas Neubauer's NES Tetris streams.


some idea about streaming.

i managed to stream various tetris games, single player and multiplayer, on Chinese game streaming sites (douyu.com/tetris, live.bilibili.com).
with help of friend 德芙(Dove) and douyu's retro game channel admin, 阿布(Abu), both who i appreciate a lot, i got like 100k "population" once (sure it's the real number of online viewers multiplied by some number, but it's really promoted onto the front page of the whole site (for about 1 or 2 hours)), and it brought around 9k subscriptions as startup resource.

but i'm not streaming regularly, just when i have time... i'm told that scheduled and regular broadcast is very important to keeping audience and holding subscriptions, also self-commentary with interactions with the audience...
but i did neither (also back in that time i'm still in university and working on my thesis..).

though i have created a streaming qq group containing most active players in the, and the streaming account is made public in that group, anyone may use it in spare time. but unfortunately no one is trying to do it regularly yet... and now without internal promotion, it just get tens of concurrent viewers too.

now i had a job as game programmer (surely not tetris, huh, but there are opportunities), off duty at 21:00, not quite much time for streaming.... but i'll go on trying.


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QUOTE(farter @ Dec 3 2017, 07:48 AM) *
i managed to stream various tetris games, single player and multiplayer, on Chinese game streaming sites (douyu.com/tetris, live.bilibili.com).
with help of friend 德芙(Dove) and douyu's retro game channel admin, 阿布(Abu), both who i appreciate a lot, i got like 100k "population" once (sure it's the real number of online viewers multiplied by some number, but it's really promoted onto the front page of the whole site (for about 1 or 2 hours)), and it brought around 9k subscriptions as startup resource.

Neato. China and its huge population. I guess the 100k means accumulated clicks throughout the whole stream (like in NicoNico). 9k subscriptions is much. Blink has got 1.5k followers (Jonas 1.37k); he gained 0.6k followers though the last 3 months or so. Active followers really help to keep the view counts high over a longer period.
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I've been trying to make a tetris youtube channel for the last couple months. I think it took a while before I could comfortably play and talk at the same time, but it's getting pretty natural for me now, so I could see my videos getting better in the long run. Once I have maybe 10 tutorials and a couple more analysis videos, I'm gonna start advertising my channel more seriously (through twitter and facebook and stuff), but if anyone has any ideas to make it better, I think that these sorts of things would be effective at growing the tetris community, which I think all of us want Grin.png
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