Tag Archives: Twitch

Twitch and ESL to host $250,000 Dota 2 tournament at Madison Square Garden

The largest eSports tournament ever held on America’s East Coast will take place this October. Organised in collaboration between streaming giant Twitch, eSports body the ESL and New York Super Week organisers ReedPOP, ESL One will see eight Dota 2 teams battle for $250,000 in prize money. Like last year’s …

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Twitch bans AO-rated streaming as Hatred arrives on Steam

Streaming platform Twitch has said that users will not be permitted to stream Adults Only (AO) rated games on its service. The ban applies to all games rated AO by the ESRB in the US, regardless of the region in which they are purchased or played. The decision was made …

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Twitch bans all Adults Only-rated games

Streaming network Twitch has announced it no longer allows games carrying ESRB’s Adults Only rating to be streamed on its service. "Simply put, AO games are not welcome on Twitch," the company wrote on its official blog. "Previously, we made game-specific decisions about which games would and would not be …

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Twitch Reflexes: How DingIt’s tech keeps eSports streaming competitive

This feature is the first in a series of articles exploring how leading streaming competitors are approaching the expanding market. As games streaming and eSports broadcasting becomes an ever-enlarging market, we talk to leading competitors about their tactics. As the "leading brand" in streaming, Twitch, shows consistent growth and a …

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‘There’s an art to making your games fun to watch’ – Twitch on its astonishing rise and what’s next

If 2014 was the year of streaming, it was also the year of Twitch. Now synonymous with the online video service it brought to the fore of the games industry, Twitch’s third year in business marked a record-breaking 12 months for the company; it surpassed 100 million monthly viewers, toted …

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YouTube rolls out support for gaming-focused livestreams

YouTube is finally looking to acquire some of the growing video game streaming pie, with the video service announcing the launch of 60 frames per second live streaming. A new post on the YouTube Partners & Creators Blog announces the Twitch-like service, which is available now as an early preview …

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Twitch streaming channel launches on Roku devices

Video game streaming service Twitch has arrived for Roku devices and television models. A post on the Roku blog announces the live video network has launched a new channel for Roku players in the US, Canada, UK and Republic of Ireland – along with Roku TV models in the US …

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Twitch bans Witcher 3 streaming after copies leak in UAE

Video streaming platform Twitch has warned users who may have obtained an early copy of The Witcher 3 not to stream the game online. Reports cropped up late last week of the game going on sale in the United Arab Emirates. It’s not due for release until May 19th. With …

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Twitch, Indigo Pearl and 505 scoop new prizes at MCV Awards 2015

This year’s MCV Awards saw the introduction of three brand new company prizes – and three inaugural victors to match. The Agency Team trophy honoured the best external PR efforts of the last 12 months, with Indigo Pearl’s (pictured) big year winning over projects from the likes of EA, Oculus …

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TwitchCon tickets go on sale this week

Tickets for Twitch’s debut convention TwitchCon 2015 will go on sale later this week, the company has announced. The event will boast interactive events with Twitch partners, such as streams in Broadcast Pods,” co-op and competitve play together in the gaming lab, meet and greet sessions and more. Those interested …

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