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
Most professional gamers call quits on their careers long before they turn 30, but streaming platforms ensure these players can do what they love without the stress of competing in the big leagues.
Imagine falling into fame and fortune at the age of 16, flying around the world to compete in video game tournaments with prize pools totaling thousands and even millions of dollars. This is the world most esports athletes live in, skyrocketing to success before they’re old enough to drive. Even the brightest esports stars, however, can burn out fast: The average esports player’s career barely extends past age 25. Rather than hang up their headsets after retiring from competitive gaming, eSports athletes use their skills to transition into a career on livestreaming site, Twitch, a platform where millions of people tune in online to watch and interact with gamers while they play.
The average esports player’s career barely extends past age 25
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Twitch chat is undeniably notorious for being a pit-hole of hateful and degrading remarks. Users of the platform are commonly seen making disparaging comments to the host or streamer(s) especially upon the instance of an error or oversight; where the chatroom is then instantly inundated with memes and emoticons.
These activities are becoming even more prevalent and unabating as there’s no current sanction for these actions — yet. But a professional Overwatch player is now suffering legal sanction upon taking these “twitch jokes” to a higher level.
What’s The Main Issue?
Continue reading How A Twitch Chat Deprived An Overwatch Pro Player From His Prize Money
Now that live video is mainstream, where does that leave the Amazon property?
Amazon was never supposed to buy Twitch. Two summers ago, as rumors swirled that the livestreaming video site was set to be acquired, tech bloggers declared that Google was the secret suitor. The pairing made sense – Google owns the world’s biggest video site, YouTube, and Twitch had quickly managed to become the largest livestreaming site in the U.S. by tapping into the burgeoning pastime of watching other people play video games. Continue reading Twitch Doesn’t Only Want to Play Games
Cheaters are using GPS software to trick the game and then broadcast their exploits for the world to see.
No matter how hard ambitious Pokémon trainers try, they’re never going to be as successful as Lord_Cloudy. The sandy-haired streamer broadcasts from a dark room, fidgeting in his chair and vaping as he plays Pokémon Go, the game that’s supposed to require players to walk around the real world. But Lord_Cloudy achieves the physically impossible. His avatar marches right through buildings and across busy thoroughfares. Continue reading Twitch is swarming with Pokémon Go cheaters, but isn’t banning them—yet