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Today, ESL proudly announced a new venue for the upcoming Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) tournament in December. IEM will invade the SAP Center in San Jose, California, home to the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League. Better known locally as the “Shark Tank”, the SAP Center seats 18,000 fans, making it the largest sports venue in IEM history. This event also marks the first standalone IEM event in North America.
From December 6-7, 2014, IEM will host League of Legends and StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm competitions inside the SAP Center. For those who cannot attend, all of the action will be live streamed on Twitch.
Ready for some IEM San Jose HYPE?! Watch this video!
Today, the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS), in partnership with Video Games Intelligence (VGI), announced the addition of three more speakers for the 2nd Annual D.I.C.E. Europe conference, bringing the number to 16 total speakers.
The broadcast will kick-off on Tuesday, September 23rd, for the conference opening keynote at 7 PM BST (2pm ET/11am PT) with Microsoft’s corporate vice president Phil Harrison, and will continue on Wednesday, September 24th, from 10 AM – 5 PM BST at www.twitch.tv/dice.
For more information on the 2nd Annual D.I.C.E. Europe conference, click here.
I recently watched the Hohokum trailer and thought to myself, “what the heck did I just see?!” Of course, I also said to myself, I have to see more. No, that’s not true. I needed to see more. If you’re thinking the same thing, then you are in luck.
Tonights live performances from the The Hohokum Music Spectacular will air live on PlayStation and Ghostly International‘s Twitch channels. This event showcases the convergence of music and gaming by celebrating this week’s launch of the PlayStation exclusive video game, Hohokum, and its soundtrack.
I’m a San Francisco Giants fan. I’m also a gamer, as are all of you (this is Twitch, after all). There used to be a time when gamers and sports fans were seen as two very distinct groups. But for those of us who watched MTV Cribs back in the ‘90’s, we know every athlete’s mansion and tour bus has an entertainment system rocking the latest console, so it’s clear this stereotype is long out of date.
We already announced many of the publishers and developers who are broadcasting to their Twitch channels during gamescom, but there will also five days of gaming goodness straight from our booth (#A-053g, Hall 9).
The following schedule – which is subject to change – details the bulk of our broadcasting schedule. Expect more to come and be sure to visit our gamescom portal to check out what is happening across multiple gamescom feeds: twitch.tv/event/gamescom.
Wargaming today announced the WG Stream mod, which allows World of Tanks and World of Warplanes players to broadcast gameplay directly to your Twitch channel with one simple click.
No matter what your skill level, WG Stream mod has been designed for ease of use. The intuitive interface allows you to assign hotkeys to manage the broadcast and offers a variety of settings to optimize broadcast quality.
Machinima has announced a new slate of programming on its Twitch channel. Since its launch, Machinima LIVE has proven to be one of the fastest growing channels on Twitch, with over 24.6MM views and over 159K channel follows. Machinima is now developing new seasons of its successful shows Chasing the Cup and Deck Wars, as well as working in popular talent from its YouTube network.
For more on this story, including Q&A with Lester Chen, Director of Live Programming for Machinima, read the full story here.
This weekend (July 11-13) on Twitch, Evolution Championship Series (Evo), the world’s largest and longest running fighting game tournament, marks its 18th anniversary with Evo 2014. In addition to thousands of top U.S. competitors, Evo also attracts the best of the best from around the world. The 2014 competition will feature over 800 international players from 47 different countries!
Evo 2014 is free for all Twitch viewers and begins on July 11th at 9 AM PST. Viewers who wish to participate in the chat and enjoy the unique Evo 2014 emoticons can purchase an event ticket for $12.00, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting a scholarship to New York University’s Game Center. The full stream schedule can be found here courtesy of Shoryuken.com.
You: Are you still doing this?
Disclaimer: We sort this list by the overall number of minutes watched per game. This allows us to give you a more accurate view of the Twitch community, as it helps negate the influence of front page and other promotions.
Today, GameStop announced an exclusive broadcast partnership with Twitch for GameStop EXPO 2014. All of the awesome GameStop EXPO live content will be streamed on GameStop’s Twitch channel, /GameStop, on September 10, 2014.
For all of the details on the GameStop EXPO, including how you can attend in person, read the announcement here.
No trade-ins will be accepted for VIP passes.
Today we’re excited to announce our broadcast schedule for the 2014 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). In addition to featuring a full slate of games each day from marquee publishers, all of the major press conferences will be broadcast on Twitch at www.twitch.tv/Twitch. We’ve got tons of awesome content to bring you, including the reveal of numerous unannounced game titles. To see a complete list of the 10+ streams and LIVE E3 content visit our E3 Event Page.
Remember when y’all went crazy like Sander Cohen for TwitchPlaysPokemon (still going strong!), and then helped Choice Chamber make its Kickstarter goal, and soon after started dropping chat commands into streams of Daylight and Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition? Well, the Twitch Play Game genre is about to get its latest chatsourced challenge thanks to CrowdPlay from Overwolf.
CrowdPlay is a toolset that lets all of you play games together by entering commands into the chat (sound eerily familiar?). But the difference is Overwolf plans to simplify the process by building tools to enable any of you with a basic level of tech savvy to set up your own CrowdPlay events.
If you hop on over to Overwolf’s TwitchCrowdPlay channel, they are previewing this feature with Final Fantasy VI as an example of what you can soon construct with Overwolf’s tools. (Be sure to scroll below the video player for more info.) Will it be chat-astrophic or chat-tastic? Whatever it is, let’s hope you have better play on words to describe it.
Today we’re proud to announce that we’ve signed a multi-year, extensive partnership agreement with ESL, the world’s biggest independent esports brand. Twitch will be the exclusive streaming partner for ESL One Frankfurt 2014, the biggest European Dota 2 event. ESL One Frankfurt will be held at the Commerzbank-Arena in Frankfurt, Germany. That’s right, a World Cup stadium.
Way back in the year 2011, the goodly people at TechCrunch visited the offices of then Justin.tv/Socialcam for an episode of TechCrunch Cribs. We use the term “office” loosely. You have to watch that one first. (You can’t watch The Empire Strikes Back without first watching Star Wars.) Go ahead, we’ll wait..
Did you hear? “We’re working a lot on video game broadcasting.” I wonder how that turned out? #Kappa
Flashforward 3 years, and…We’re all growns up! Check out our current digs and see for yourself.
Today, Dreamhack announced their commitment to be Twitch’s broadcasting BFF through 2014. Twitch will be the exclusive English esports broadcast platform for all DreamHack 2014 events, and DreamHack will also host Twitch’s popular player lounges at both DreamHack Summer and DreamHack Winter. In 2014 alone, DreamHack will expand to 160 broadcast days!
This year marks five years of platonic bliss between Twitch and DreamHack!