Facebook Gaming announced plans to invest $10 million over the next two years to support Black gaming creators.
The Black Gaming Creator Program is a part of Facebook’s $200 million commitment to support Black-owned businesses and organizations.
How It Works: Creators admitted to the program will receive guaranteed monthly pay — determined by content quality and audience size — and a Facebook Gaming partnership.
Creators will also get an early look at product and access to mentorship programs.
Facebook’s answer to Twitch and YouTube Gaming is ending 2020 on a high note. The platform surpassed one billion hours watched in Q3 and its viewership is up 118% for the year.
Twitch is the leading streaming platform, drawing roughly 63.6% of all hours watched. YouTube Gaming and Facebook Gaming trail with 22.4% and 14.0% of the market, respectively.