What is it about and how you can be in it
Esports is the industry to be in at the moment. Investment money is being pumped in and there is a variety of career opportunities ranging from playing professionally to managing the production of a live tournament, to building up a team or player’s brand.
Live streaming has benefited greatly from this esports and Internet boom. The Internet has lowered the barriers of entry to live streaming and democratised content creation. There are now many live streaming platforms that gives you an opportunity to showcase your talent and/or personality. More and more people have built successful careers around this activity and that number is growing.
If you’re interested in exploring live streaming, we would like to introduce you to a programme that can help kickstart your live streaming career –the Facebook Gaming Level Up Program.
What is the Facebook Gaming Level Up Program?
It is a programme designed to give aspiring live streamers information and tools to help jumpstart their communities on Facebook and potentially make a living. It is designed to help live streamers who have worked hard to create a community take that to the next level by giving them better support and guidance.
Where is it available?
It’s important to note that this programme is not available in every country. You can see the full list here. The Southeast Asian countries that offer this program are Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
What you’ll get through this programme
If you’ve been streaming games on Facebook already, you may be eligible to apply forthe Facebook Gaming Creator Level Up Program. Under this programme, you can get access to these features and perks:
- Customised Support on Facebook;
- High Quality Premium Transcoding (e.g. access to 1080p, 60 fps);
- Unlock Facebook Stars so your fans can support you;
- Limited Access to Beta Products & Features;
- Invite to Community Group with other members;
As a Creator, the support you’ll get will increase and many SEA Facebook Gaming Creators have been able to make a living out of live streaming.
For the eGG Network Creators, ‘Breakaway’ was organised to give them a chance to take a break from their daily routines to reflect on their own growth. They also had opportunities to learn how to build their personal brand and improve themselves as content creators.
At the recently concluded Facebook Gaming’s 2019 APAC Creator Summit, Facebook Gaming celebrated the efforts of the Creators in Southeast Asia as well as ran workshops and activities that oriented towards personal development.
How you can be in it
To be eligible for the program, you need to meet the following requirements:
- Create a ‘Gaming Video Creator’ page.
- Stream gaming content (with game tagged) for at least 4 hours in the prior 14 days.
- Stream gaming content for at least 2 days in the prior 14 days.
- Have at least 100 followers on your page.
- Stream from an eligible country.
- Meet the Community Standards and Partners Monetisation Policies.
Once you have your page set up, access fb.gg/streamer as your main dashboard for all things related to Facebook Gaming. Once all the checks are green, the ‘Apply Now’ button under the Level Up Progress will be made available and go click it quickly!
For more information, do visit the Facebook Gaming Level Up Program website.