Valve unveils its Twitch competitor Steam TV

Valve has created its own Twitch competitor, and it’s launching it today just in time for The International tournament. Steam.tv is Valve’s new streaming site, and it’s currently dedicated to the company’s Dota 2 game. Valve’s launch of Steam TV comes just as The International, an annual Dota 2 e-sports tournament, is about to begin on August 20th. The International is the biggest e-sports tournament in the world, thanks to its massive prize fund of over $24 million. It makes it an ideal time for Valve to launch its own streaming service.

Steam TV is rather basic right now though. It’s limited to Dota 2, and signing in with a Steam account only gives you access to a friends list and group chats. CNET notes that you can watch a stream…

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