The most celebrated fighting game franchise of all time is coming together with the world’s leading video platform and community for gamers. Announced today, Capcom and Twitch are collaborating to deliver the Capcom Pro Tour, the first ever Street Fighter-focused fighting game league. Comprised of a combination of premier events, ranking tournaments, and online tournaments, the Capcom Pro Tour establishes a year-long foundation for the fighting game community, culminating with the grand finals at the Capcom Cup this December.
As the latest in a series of infrastructure updates, we just completed an upgrade of the Twitch Dallas Point of Presence (POP). This upgrade allows us to serve you with an additional 300% of capacity and accept more ingests (broadcast) through DFW.
We’ll continue to update after every infrastructure upgrade/addition. Thanks again for using Twitch!
To celebrate the launch of Twitch Broadcasting on Xbox One, we’re giving away awesome prizes like Titanfall Xbox One Bundles, Turtle Beach Headsets, and tons of your favorite Xbox One edition games. All you have to do is tune into 1 of 6 special broadcasts on March 11th, 2014. Wanna know which channels to watch? CLICK ME to find out.
Oh yeah, don’t forget to READ THE RULES.
Last July (2013), we updated our Terms of Service to reflect the ever-changing ways that Twitch is being used by our broadcasters and viewers, including rules for conducting promotions on Twitch. There have been no changes since the July 2013 update, but Twitch may revisit our Terms of Service and Rules of Conduct at any time to reflect the evolving use of our service.
We understand that the laws and regulations governing promotions are numerous and can be complicated. It is your responsibility to ensure that any promotion you run on your channel complies with these laws, so please ask an expert if you have any questions. Twitch is not a government agency or law enforcement, but Twitch will look into complaints involving illegal or abusive behavior and take action in response to those complaints where appropriate.
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The good folks at IGN put together a very thorough video walkthrough of the Twitch broadcasting experience on Xbox One. You’ll be able to see it yourself on March 11, but until then, enjoy:
Today we announced that Twitch will be the official live streaming partner of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). The partnership with the tradeshow’s owner, Entertainment Software Association (ESA), is a three year agreement beginning with E3 2014 that will heighten the global presence for the leading video game event. As the official streaming partner of PAX East, PAX Prime, C2E2, New York Comic Con, BAFTA, EGX London, and others, this news further establishes Twitch as the premier way to attend gaming conventions remotely.
NOTE: For the full press release, click here.
Today we announced the Twitch Mobile Software Development Kit (SDK). This new game developer tool will enable the live broadcasting, capturing and archiving of mobile games. This latest innovation will help mobile gaming companies reach the Twitch community directly from their devices and across other platforms as well.
Update: Order adjusted based on correct data.
While League of Legends and Dota 2 continue to MOBAlize strong viewership, something called “TwitchPlaysPokemon” drove a massive, half-fanatical, half-bewildered crowd to the now “ledgendary” Pokémon Red. This isn’t the time to use that, Red. This isn’t the time to…you get the point.
Meanwhile, Titanfall debuted to a very strong broadcast and viewership numbers within a relatively small windows. Finally, Hearthstone appears to be here to stay in the Top 10, you could say “like a rock”. Disclaimer: No Murlocs were hurt in the writing of this blog. These jokes, gotta catch them all. I’ll let myself out.
You may already know that Twitch broadcasting is coming to Xbox One on March 11. Did you know that Major Nelson already has his hands on a Twitch-enabled Xbox One and will broadcast for the very first time tonight – Monday, March 3 at 8pm PT (11pm ET)?
Be sure to tune in to Major Nelson’s Twitch Channel to check it out. He’ll playing some Plants vs. Zombies™ Garden Warfare with some of his Microsoft pals.
A couple of weeks back, we completed an upgrade of the Twitch London Point of Presence (POP). As a result, we can serve you with an additional 200% of capacity and accept more ingests (broadcast) through LHR.
We’ve got more infrastructure upgrades and additions on the way, so stay tuned for the future.
WE DID IT! TwitchPlaysPokemon was victorious in just 16 days, 7 hours, 45 minutes and 30 seconds. With only 122 million chat messages. When can we do this again? (Oh, tomorrow, awesome!)
This note was slipped surreptitiously under the door at Twitch HQ:
All praise helix!
As chat is undoubtedly a VERY important feature to our community, we’re working on a series of chat updates to improve server-side and client-side performance and functionality. These updates will roll out over the coming weeks.
Twitch, the world’s leading video platform and community for gamers, today announced its role as the official live streaming partner of EGX London and EGX Rezzed, Gamer Network’s upcoming video game conventions. In addition to broadcasting both events, Twitch will have a broadcasting booth on the show floor to provide an international platform for publishers, developers and other members of the gaming industry.
Check out all the action at http://www.twitch.tv/egx.
It’s official. On March 11th, Twitch broadcasting comes to Xbox One. “Wait, that’s the same day as Titanfall!” you say. Yes, yes it is. But that’s not all!
Along with broadcasting functionality, the updated Twitch app for Xbox One gets an enhanced viewing experience as well – Chat, Following, and Notifications are all coming in the update. With so much new stuff, let’s jump right into the particulars. See below for a video overview and feature set. And you can read more on Xbox Wire and in the news.
TwitchPlaysPokemon has captured everyone’s attention (and an occasional Pokémon) by letting you play a hand in the adventure. While it’s definitely a rough proof of concept as the first of its kind, we’re excited to see the high level of engagement it has received and that others are tapping into Twitch as a platform that lets viewers interact on a whole new level.