It’s true: Username Changes confirmed.
Did you create your Twitch account years ago and no longer think that the name you picked represents the real YOU anymore?
Now you can just log into your Twitch account, go to setting and check if the name your new YOU is available for grabs 🙂 Continue reading Twitch name changes are finally here
League of Legends topped the charts last year, with over 1 billion hours of content viewed – almost double that of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.
Continue reading League of Legends Fans Watched More than 1 Billion Hours on Twitch in 2016
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
It wants Curse to be your go-to software for multiplayer matches.
Twitch wants to move beyond live streaming to cover your game communications, and to that end, it bought Curse back in August. Just what is it doing with its newly acquired app, though? Well, now we know: Curse is rolling out desktop support for both video calls and screen sharing on top of its existing voice and social features. You and four other people can now see each other while you play, and share what’s on your display if you want to brag about a victory or show vital info to your teammates. Continue reading Twitch brings video calls to its game communication app
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