Esports had a slight hiatus in March but is back into full swing with LOL Spring Split Playoffs, OWL, CDL, and ESL are live as I’m writing this. In fact, esports has taken over the world as literally all other events have been canceled.
At DraftBuff, our mission is to make esports more fun and social through our fantasy esports games and at a critical time like now, we can’t think of a better time to have a nice little distraction from the outside world.
With that, our dev team is hard at work to improve our product as much as we can and wanted to share a glimpse of what you can expect in the next month. For those that are not aware, LCS and LEC Summer Split will start 5/16 so here’s what’ll be in store in time for that.
Social is core to the DraftBuff experience and we’re working on a version 2 of our chat system. With that, you can expect faster load times, better performance, and also lots of fun social features including: mentions, reactions, ability to mute specific channels, gif integration, and more. With this upgraded system, we’ll be laying a foundation that’ll allow us to build so much more on top of it as well.
Robust Scoring Options
One of our most requested customer requests, especially for League of Legends, has been more robust scoring. K/D/A/CS is a good foundation but we definitely agree in adding more unique scoring features to make the fantasy game more exciting. We’ll be adding a team slot that should be familiar to fantasy users of Riot’s platform and we have some more things up our sleeve as well.
We’ll be adding more ways to earn bananas. Can’t say much here but we’ve been beta testing something that I can’t wait to get out to the public. Stay tuned for more details.
Next up is one of our most requested features: a website. Building full parity on a website is not an easy feat and we’ve been working on for a while as well. We’ll be releasing introductory features in the next few weeks with more to follow.
App Redesign and Performance Improvements
Lastly, we’ve migrated our app off a framework called Expo to React Native. With that, we’ve re-designed the layout and you should see some significant performance improvements as well.
We have a few more things that we’re not quite ready to share as well. Stay up to date with the latest by following our twitter.