One of the foremost names in esports and computer technology, Elgato, has announced that in collaboration with its parent company Corsair Gaming, they have entered into a multiple-year partnership with the online training service provider Pipeline.
The aim of the deal is to assist Pipeline in teaching the next generation of online streamers on how to get started with streaming and then how to enhance and improve their streams using more advanced technology and expertise.
What benefits will the partnership offer to new streamers?
The deal between the two companies will see Pipeline offer several different subscription services to customers. The first tier offers potential streamers a Streamer Starter Kit, which includes kit such as the Wave 1 Microphone, the Stream Deck Mini Broadcast controller, and the Ring Light, which will be combined with a 12-month All-Access Pass to the site.
This will give novice streamers enough of a kick start to help them start streaming effectively.
However, if you are already someone who has purchased their own gear to stream, but just want to hand the repository of knowledge, experience, and training guidance, the second tier of membership allows you to pay for just the All-Access subscription Pass.
This is aimed more at those who have already started streaming, but who may need a little more guidance and help in order to improve the quality of their streams.
Helping Amateurs Go Full Time
Another exciting aspect of the collaboration between Elgato and Pipeline is the fact that this will facilitate the start of a new Pipeline x CORSAIR Streamer Scholarship Program. This new system will be designed to help people who have streamed only in their spare time as amateurs, gain the skills and tools to enable them to go full time, with enhanced studio gear provided by CORSAIR and Elgato, as well as financial support being made available too.
Applications for the Scholarship Program will be opened in December 2020 with a provisional start date for the program for those accepted onto it in January 2021.
Speaking about the partnership between the two companies, Stephen “Snoopeh” Ellis, the co-founder of Pipeline, who was also a former professional playing League of Legends, commented that:
“We are incredibly excited to announce our partnership with CORSAIR and Elgato. They’ve been supportive of the Pipeline community since we launched last year, and this next step allows us to do even more to help aspiring streamers.”
“Between the Streamer Starter Kit and our new Scholarship Program, we are creating the kind of opportunities for up-and-cpming talent that I wish I had when I got started!”
“Advice and Support”
Speaking about the challenges that a new streamer faces, the VP and GM of Elgato Julian Fest commented,
“Growing a channel is challenging and we know that many creators are searching for advice and support. Pipeline doesn’t just provide all the knowledge new streamers need in one place. They also offer personal training and critique, which is hard to find unless you are well connected. We think bundling industry leading gear with exceptional coaching is a great way to give ambitious creators a leg up, and we’re excited to see them succeed.”
The Starter Kit will retail at $549.99, with the standalone All Access Pipeline Membership costing $299.99.