Category Archives: Twitch

‘Counter-Strike’ match breaks Twitch’s streaming record

A Counter-Strike: Global Offensive match shattered a Twitch viewership record Sunday, reaching over 1 million concurrent viewers during the exciting finish of the ELeague Major.

ELeague’s Twitch channel hit 1.026 million concurrent viewers while live broadcasting the grand finals of the 10th CS:GO Major — put on by Turner and WME | IMG — between Virtus.pro and Astralis, breaking Twitch’s previous single-channel concurrent viewer record of 890,000. Continue reading ‘Counter-Strike’ match breaks Twitch’s streaming record

Twitch Hires ‘Halo’ and Xbox Veteran Matt McCloskey as VP of Commerce

Gaming vet Matt McCloskey — former chief operating officer of Microsoft’s 343 Industries, the studio that maintains the “Halo” franchise — is joining Twitch in the newly created role of VP of commerce.

At Twitch, McCloskey will be responsible for growing economic activity on the platform to help support content creators, specifically focused on the current Cheering and Bits program (which lets fans purchase emoji to “cheer” for their favorite gamers) and streamer subscriptions businesses. In addition, he is tasked with creating new engagement opportunities for game developers on Twitch. Continue reading Twitch Hires ‘Halo’ and Xbox Veteran Matt McCloskey as VP of Commerce

Twitch reveals dates and new venue for TwitchCon 2017

TwitchCon at a new and better-connected venue.

Following the reveal of its new IRL section, streaming giant Twitch is hoping to attract more international visitors to this year’s TwitchCon by moving to a new, better-connected venue. TwitchCon 2017 will be held at the Long Beach Convention Entertainment Center in California from October 20th to 22nd. Continue reading Twitch reveals dates and new venue for TwitchCon 2017

Twitch Will Stream Gaming Event Live From The White House

Twitch announced that they will be hosting a gaming event live from the White House on December 12th. The ‘White House Competitive Gaming Event’ is meant to raise awareness about health insurance.

The event will last from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST. You will be able to watch the stream here. It is the first time the White House has hosted such an event.

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Scump Returning to Twitch

Twitch could be gaining one of the largest Call of Duty streamers in just a month’s time. OpTic Gaming’s Call of Duty captain Seth ‘Scump” Abner has revealed that December 2016 will be his last month streaming on the MLG.tv platform.

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December Loot from Twitch Prime – H1Z1: King of the Kill Custom Skin Collection

We’re excited to bring you news of this month’s game loot for Twitch Prime members. If you’re not a Twitch Prime member yet, you can sign up for a free trial at twitchprime.com.

H1Z1: King of the Kill Custom Skin Collection: 12/7–1/4

H1Z1: King of the Kill from Daybreak Games is celebrating Twitch Prime in December with a custom skin collection inspired by the Twitch community! Available starting on December 7th, and through January 4th, you’ll get these items:

The Twitch Prime Kappa Offroader Skin
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