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Twitch launches sports channel with backing from Real Madrid and Juventus

Amazon’s game streaming platform Twitch has announced the launch of a dedicated sports content channel in partnership with a number of top football clubs. The streamer has signed deals with newly crowned Spanish champions Real Madrid, along with Serie A leaders Juventus, Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain and English FA Cup finalists Arsenal. All of […]

Rapper Logic signs seven-figure deal to stream on Twitch

Sir Robert Bryson Hall II – better known as rapper Logic – has signed an exclusive deal with Amazon’s game streaming platform Twitch. Speaking to The Verge, the rapper who announced his retirement from music last week said that he has signed a deal worth seven figures. In a jovial interview, he said: “I’m not […]

Amazon to bring English Premier League to Twitch

Amazon will show its upcoming free English Premier League matches on streaming platform Twitch. The tech giant was handed an additional four games as part of the league’s project restart and now, confirmed to Deadline, Amazon will utilise live streaming platform Twitch to broadcast matches in a more sociable forum. One of Twitch’s key features […]

Twitch signs trio to exclusive streaming deals

chTwitch has announced multi-year exclusive streaming deals with three top personalities: Jaryd “Summit1G” Lazar, Brett “Dakotaz” Hoffman (4.4 million), and Josh “JoshOG” Beaver (1.7 million). Summit1G is the largest of the signees with 5.3 million followers on the platform, while Dakotaz has 4.4 million and JoshOG has 1.7 million. Michael Aragon, Twitch’s SVP of content, […]

Almost 4 billion hours watched as live streaming industry benefits from lockdown

The live streaming industry is thriving amid the global lockdown, with the sector growing a full 45% between March and April. According to the latest State of the Stream report from Stream Elements and Arsenal.gg, “the pandemic-driven shelter-in-place mandates have supersized the industry.” The overall sector grew by 99% year-over-year in terms of hours watched, […]

Twitch launches dedicated esports section

Twitch may be the world’s leading video game streamer, but esports – despite being one of the biggest draws for viewers to the Amazon-owned service – has mostly been underrepresented and can be difficult to find on the platform. The company is now looking to rectify that with the introduction of a dedicated esports directory […]

MTG esports outfits strike exclusive streaming deal with Twitch

Modern Times Group (MTG)-owned esports outfits ESL and DreamHack have struck a three-year streaming agreement with leading esports streaming service Twitch that will seeesports tournaments organized by the pair live streamed exclusively on Twitch in 2021 and 2022. As part of the partnership, Twitch will become a centralised hub for streaming ESL and DreamHack competitions, […]

Valorant breaks Twitch records as interest in esports surges

Valorant, the latest game from Riot which is looking to be the next breakout esport, has broken Twitch’s “single-day hours watched record in a single game category”. In total, the game saw 34 million hours watched on its release day of April 7 and hit a peak concurrent viewer total of 1.7 million – second […]

Twitch suffers outage

Amazon-owned game streaming platform Twitch suffered an outage on March 30. The streamer confirmed on Twitter that it was investigating issues, only to say they were fixed an hour or so later. Downdetector, which monitors the status of websites, showed that users were having problems with the website, the ability to log in and poor […]

Real Madrid launches channel on Twitch

Iconic Spanish football club Real Madrid has launched a channel on Amazon-owned video game streamer Twitch.  The channel was launched to coincide with La Liga’s esports tournament which attracted more than a million viewers and happened to be won by Real Madrid striker Marco Asensio. A sports team operating a Twitch channel is not a […]