Tag Archives: Twitch

Comic Relief and Twitch join forces to raise funds with eSports

Comic Relief has announced a new deal with Twitch that will see the two pair up for a series of streams to raise money for the charity.  The event known as GAMERAISERS kicks off later today and sees celebrities and popular gamers head to Twitch’s offices in London to play …

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Twitch releases a load of stats in its annual recap

Twitch has released its annual recap and revealed that Overwatch was the most popular new game on the streaming service in 2016 among a ton of other stats.  In total there was more than 292 billion minutes of content watched on Twitch last year, with more than 2.2 million unique …

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Twitch users spent 292bn minutes watching streamers in 2016, Overwatch most watched new game

Twitch has released its interactive 2016 Year in Review, revealing that users spent 292bn minutes watching Twitch last year, and that Blizzard’s Overwatch was the most-watched new game of 2016. To put that in more quantifiable terms, that’s 4.86bn hours, or 555,555 years. Twitch’s favourite shooter overall remained Counter Strike: …

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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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