We are excited to announce that the Pursuit team is joining Twitch! We are ecstatic about joining the Twitch family to take what we’ve learned building Pursuit and Revlo to help build exciting, interactive experiences for communities around the world.
About 4 years ago, we started a company called Revlo. It was a fan engagement platform that helped over 100,000 Twitch creators reward and interact with their communities of more than 40 million viewers. Despite the adoption and enthusiasm, we had to shut down Revlo because we struggled to find a sustainable business model.
Shortly after in 2017, we built Pursuit, an advanced analytics engine for esports. Within a year, we were working with Overwatch League teams like the Philadelphia Fusion and the Atlanta Reign. In fact, during the 2018 Overwatch World Cup, half of the national teams were using Pursuit to help analyze player performance during scrims.
Throughout this journey, we stayed close with the team at Twitch. They helped us a bunch along the way, and everyone there shared our deep passion for community and interaction in gaming. As we considered the future, it became evident that Twitch had the resources and scale to allow us to achieve a level of impact that would not be possible on our own.
So, what does this mean for Pursuit? While the team is moving to Twitch, the Pursuit analytics product will not. So, it’s with a heavy heart that we announce we’ll be shutting down all services effective December 17, 2018.
Turning off any service is difficult and we’re so grateful to all our users for their support. We could not have made it this far without the help of our investors, friends, partners and users. You’ve all helped to make this journey incredible and we are excited to keep building products and experiences that you’ll love as part of the Twitch family.
James & the Pursuit Team