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Valve adds streams list to main menu
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March 24, 2016

Valve has finally delivered on one of the community's requests made early last year in today's update by integrating a list of top streams into the main menu.

The stream list features prominently on the main menu when the game is first launched, using the same type of drawer as contracts and recent news:

streams on main menu

Clicking on a stream will open the stream in the user's default browser, while clicking the "View More" button will take the user to the Team Fortress 2 stream directory.

mana, one of the community's representatives at the April 2015 meeting with Valve in which major changes to the game were revealed, shared his thoughts about the impact of the new feature:

It's an incredible first step towards unifying the community. Streams have always been one of the best methods for people to get acquainted with the competitive side of the game, and quite a bit of effort has been poured into making them high-quality. Providing the streams with more exposure via the main menu will only result in more players being exposed and hopefully interested in our scene.

Obviously, we're quite excited as this will be a great boost to all competitive broadcasts we do, especially those of major events like the upcoming ESEA Invite playoffs and of Insomnia58 in August. It will also provide major help to solo streamers—recently, a few dedicated people have been able to make streaming TF2 a sustainable job, and this new addition will make it more viable for them as well as many others in the long-term.

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hype

hype
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#2
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Glad to finally see it's here.

Glad to finally see it's here.
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https://static-cdn.jtvnw.net/emoticons/v1/88/1.0

[img]https://static-cdn.jtvnw.net/emoticons/v1/88/1.0[/img]
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#4
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valve cfg pls :(

valve cfg pls :(
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#5
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Noice!

Noice!
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#6
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I wonder what esea finals view count is going to be

I wonder what esea finals view count is going to be
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#7
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Sweeeeet

Sweeeeet
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marketplace.tf
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https://feen.us/w662xp.png

https://feen.us/w662xp.png
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#9
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keeen

keeen
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#10
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wow this is huge

wow this is huge
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#11
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^^

^^
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#12
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i jumped out of my chair when i saw this

i jumped out of my chair when i saw this
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#13
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http://i.imgur.com/ICM2McF.jpg

[img]http://i.imgur.com/ICM2McF.jpg[/img]
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#14
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TFTV TO HAVE 100000% INCREASE OF VIEWERS
GOGOGOGOGO

TFTV TO HAVE 100000% INCREASE OF VIEWERS
GOGOGOGOGO
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#15
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:O

:O
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#16
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gamer's assembly starts tomorrow.. and now this..

http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/animalcrossing/images/e/ed/Kreygasm.png/revision/latest?cb=20150402221545

gamer's assembly starts tomorrow.. and now this.. [img]http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/animalcrossing/images/e/ed/Kreygasm.png/revision/latest?cb=20150402221545[/img]
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#17
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LOL
Sideshow is on holiday :(

LOL
Sideshow is on holiday :(
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#18
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Now everybody will be able to experience the b4nny stream title

Now everybody will be able to experience the b4nny stream title
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#19
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Good for all other EU streamers then i guess

Good for all other EU streamers then i guess
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corbtNow everybody will be able to experience the b4nny stream title

die white girls

[quote=corbt]Now everybody will be able to experience the b4nny stream title[/quote]

die white girls
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holy shit look at the viewers on the tftv sidebar. 3 consecutive personal streams at 350+.

WE ARE APPROACHING A GOLDEN AGE.

holy shit look at the viewers on the tftv sidebar. 3 consecutive personal streams at 350+.

WE ARE APPROACHING A GOLDEN AGE.
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I'm going to pass out

I'm going to pass out
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corbtNow everybody will be able to experience the b4nny stream title

http://cubemonkey.net/quotes/

[quote=corbt]Now everybody will be able to experience the b4nny stream title[/quote]
http://cubemonkey.net/quotes/
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Predicted it over a year ago :3 Kinda scary how closely

https://www.reddit.com/r/tf2/comments/2tihi8/wouldnt_it_be_cool_if_this_was_the_main_menu/

http://i.imgur.com/8ta4lPJ.jpg

Predicted it over a year ago :3 Kinda scary how closely

https://www.reddit.com/r/tf2/comments/2tihi8/wouldnt_it_be_cool_if_this_was_the_main_menu/

[img]http://i.imgur.com/8ta4lPJ.jpg[/img]
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#25
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This could do so much for the comp community
I could see casted matches getting insane viewer numbers now.

This could do so much for the comp community
I could see casted matches getting insane viewer numbers now.
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Nice to see valve starting to give something back to us. Feels like they are starting to open up to us and hopefully they can improve matchmaking and stop neglecting us. Also this will increase motivation for higher level tf2 streamers, thnx valve.

Nice to see valve starting to give something back to us. Feels like they are starting to open up to us and hopefully they can improve matchmaking and stop neglecting us. Also this will increase motivation for higher level tf2 streamers, thnx valve.
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PogChamp super excited to see how this affects viewer numbers for casts

PogChamp super excited to see how this affects viewer numbers for casts
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ConkyThis could do so much for the comp community
I could see casted matches getting insane viewer numbers now.

Huge viewers could be revolutionary for a multitude of reasons. New viewers, New players. Support for casters/casting orgs, and potential revenue for casting organizations depending how large the viewer base is.

[quote=Conky]This could do so much for the comp community
I could see casted matches getting insane viewer numbers now.[/quote]

Huge viewers could be revolutionary for a multitude of reasons. New viewers, New players. Support for casters/casting orgs, and potential revenue for casting organizations depending how large the viewer base is.
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#29
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Holy shit this is a proactive change
n1 valve

Holy shit this is a proactive change
n1 valve
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This is amazing, I feel like this would be the time for the tf.tv logo to be back in the corners of people's stream so the site gets more traffic. Also Gamers Assembly is tomorrow so more views!

This is amazing, I feel like this would be the time for the tf.tv logo to be back in the corners of people's stream so the site gets more traffic. Also Gamers Assembly is tomorrow so more views!
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