Plays.tv Video-Sharing Community Crosses 10 Million Monthly Active Users in its First Year

Plays.tv Sees 4 Million Unique Creators, 1.6 Billion Minutes of Video
Created Per Month

Plays.tv Launches its Platform, Opens APIs to Developers, Players

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Plays.tv, the leading video-sharing platform for gamers, has now
surpassed more than 10 million monthly active users (MAU) in its first
year and includes more than 4 million content creators recording over
1.6 billion minutes of video monthly. The Plays.tv community is global,
spanning over 180 countries and sharing video content from over 2000
games. While Plays.tv’s community growth and engagement mirrors the
trajectory of other successful photo and video sharing services, the
Plays.tv experience is significantly different from livestreaming; it is
a user-to-user platform where much of the sharing is between fellow
gamers rather than a one-to-many broadcast.

“Plays.tv is really a video storytelling platform that enables gamers to
share their stories the way they want” said Dennis Fong, CEO and
co-founder, Raptr. “We’re blown away by the user growth and engagement
we’re seeing. Now we’re ready to open up the platform to developers who
have been asking to tap into our service and community.”

The Plays.tv Platform, which launches publicly today, enables game and
web developers to integrate directly into the service. The Game Events
API, which is currently being used for League of Legends, CS:GO, and
soon DOTA 2, lets any game provide real-time metadata to Plays.tv,
enabling automated video highlights for players after every game. The
Web API gives developers direct access to Plays.tv’s massive video
library, enabling anyone to embed the videos or create entire
applications around Plays.tv videos, with options to pull feeds filtered
by game, characters, hashtags, usernames, and more.

Learn more about the Plays.tv developer platform at http://plays.tv/developers.

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About Raptr

Raptr owns and operates Raptr, one of the fastest-growing PC gaming
services in the world as well as Plays.tv, the leading video sharing
platform and community for games. The Raptr software, which is entirely
free, is designed to optimize PC gaming performance while maintaining
high quality and system efficiency. Raptr has tens of millions of users
in dozens of countries, and attracts more than two million new sign-ups
each month. Strategic partnerships with Intel and AMD ensure Raptr’s
access to both chipmakers’ existing and upcoming technologies as well as
their enormous customer bases. The company is led by CEO and co-founder
Dennis Fong (co-founder of Xfire, Lithium, and Gamers.com). Raptr was
founded in 2007 and is backed by investors Accel Partners, Founder’s
Fund, DAG Ventures, and Tenaya Capital. For more information about
Raptr, please visit http://raptr.com
and/or follow @Raptr.

Contacts

for Raptr
Sibel Sunar, sibel@fortyseven.com
or
Chris
Kramer, kramer@fortyseven.com