Tag Archives: Twitch

Twitch’s new Communities to help aid discoverability

Twitch has launched its new Communities feature, an open beta directory that allows creators and viewers to discover and share content based on their interests more easily. The service, which starts today, will supplement Twitch’s existing directory, but will also allow users to organise their profiles into interest or activity-based …

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Faker streams on Twitch and breaks records instantly

League of Legends world champion Lee "Faker" Sang-hyeok took to Twitch to stream this week, after SK Telecom’s exclusive streaming deal expired, and broke records almost instantly.  More than 245,000 concurrent viewers tuned in to watch the best player of all time, which meant that on his first Twitch stream …

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Versus Evil announces first charity streaming event

US indie games publisher Versus Evil has announced its very first charity streaming event. Dubbed the Versus Evil Charity Clash, streamers will be representing one of four main charities and will go head to head with other players in Tim Conkling’s upcoming turn-based strategy game, Antihero. The event will take …

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Riot finally allows its on air talent to monetise their Twitch streams

Riot is finally allowing its casters and analysts to monetise their personal streams and YouTube channels.  Traditionally Riot has banned on air talent from doing this, meaning some of the biggest names in the scene couldn’t make any extra cash based on their streaming.  However over the weekend Mitch “Krepo” …

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Twitch star summit1g to return to professional CS:GO

Jaryd "summit1g" Lazar, one of the most popular streamers on Twitch, has announced that he will return to competitive CS:GO in the next season.  Mythic will be his team of choice, joining former member of Team Liquid Eric "adreN" Hoag and former Winterfox player Alexander "LeX" Deily. They aren’t yet …

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TwitchCon heads to Long Beach for 2017 event

Twitch has announced that its annual event, TwitchCon, will move to Long Beach, California for 2017.  The event will now be held at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center between October 20th and 22nd. The first two events were held in San Francisco, however the costs of San Fran …

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Azubu acquires Hitbox

Azubu has announced that it has acquired rival streaming platform Hitbox.  The deal, which was reported by the LA Times, is apparently worth “tens of millions of dollars in cash,” and sees Hitbox merge into the Azubu company.  In early 2017 the company will launch a new service that combined …

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