Twitch listened to the opinion of viewers and removed the impressions of commercials in the middle of broadcasts that streamers could not control. The official Twitch Support channel tweeted about this.
“We have completed testing, so viewers will no longer see ads in the middle of the video. We studied a lot of reviews for the original tweet, feedback on UserVoice, and so on. And we will take this into account before making any future changes to the order of displaying ads.”
Testing of automatic ad impressions was launched on September 15. The platform was criticized for this decision, as such ads can block beautiful moments or broadcast in the midst of an important eSports match. For example, at the presentation of the PlayStation 5, it appeared in the middle of announcements of new games.
Oculus unveils the most affordable virtual reality headset
Oculus released the Quest 2 headset with improved features and a lower price compared to its predecessor. The video with the announcement was released on YouTube.
Oculus Quest 2 is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 processor and 6 GB of RAM. Two displays, each supporting a resolution of 1832 by 1920 pixels, operate at 90 Hz. Like its predecessor, Quest 2 can be used without a PC or other external device, and its weight has been reduced by 10%.
The headset will appear on the market on October 13. It can already be pre-ordered for $299 — $100 less than the original Quest cost.
Cloud9 named the second player of the CS:GO team
William Mezii Merriman became the second player in The cloud9 CS:GO team. This was announced by the team’s General Manager, Henry HenryG Greer, on Twitter.
Before moving to C9, mezii represented GamerLegion — its transfer price was $83 thousand. The organization signed Merriman to a three-year contract. During this time, the organization will pay him $426 thousand in salary.
The first newcomer and captain of the future cloud9 roster was former team Vitality game coordinator Alex Mcmeekin. He also signed a three-year contract with the club, and his salary for this period will be $1.65 million. As previously reported by HenryG, the C9 roster will include six players.