MTS launches Russian esports platform

Russian telco MTS has launched a new esports-focused media platform through which users can stream content and take part in competitions.

The vc.ru website reports that the WASD.TV platform will host the Gambit League and the Streamer League. The Gambit League will feature amateur players who will be given the chance to compete for MTS-owned Gambit Esports, while the Streamer League will support streamers that actively use the platform and gain virtual currency from viewers.

Users will also be able to watch two broadcasts at once.

Alexey Kornya, chief executive of MTS, said the new platform will allow the company to develop a range of solutions in the gaming, esports and multimedia fields.