Twitch and Blizzard Entertainment have announced a two-year global collaboration.
The agreement from the streaming giant and acclaimed game developer includes third-party streaming rights to select Blizzard esport content, as well as offering game content to users who are Twitch Prime subscribers. The rights to the third-party streaming platform include a range of Blizzard games, including “Overwatch”, “Hearthstone”, “World of Warcraft”, “Heroes of the Storm” and “StarCraft II”.
Twitch streamers can expect coverage of the Heroes of the Storm World Championship, StarCraft II World Championship Series, Hearthstone Championship Tour, Hearthstone World Games, World of Warcraft Arena Championship, the Overwatch APEX League and the Overwatch Premiere series.
âWe founded Twitch as a gaming platform that was heavily based on our community’s reaction to games like Blizzard’s ‘StarCraft II’,â said Kevin Lin, COO of Twitch. âSince then, our large but tight-knit community, our ever-evolving suite of interactive features, and a native emoticon-based chat language celebrated by viewers have enabled us to support and grow Blizzard esports in the way that best serves them. our collective fans. This includes providing Blizzard fans with exclusive in-game content for those who subscribe to Twitch Prime, another defining and cherished part of our brand.
This special in-game loot can be expected for “Overwatch”, “Hearthstone” and “Heroes of the Storm”. Starting Tuesday and through August 10, new and current Twitch Prime subscribers will receive a Golden Loot Box – essentially a collection of in-game items – for “Overwatch.” Members can expect 10 additional chests in the coming months.
“We have had great experiences and a long history of working with Twitch, and we are delighted that this historic agreement with them helps us bring Twitch fans and everyone who follows Blizzard esports some of the most popular esports action. most exciting in the world, “added Frank Pearce, chief product officer and co-founder of Blizzard Entertainment, in a statement. âOur esports communities are vital to us. We know there are millions of people out there who love Blizzard esports as much as we do, and we’re committed to making sure they can cheer on their favorite players in all of their favorite Blizzard games for a long time to come. “