Jul 30, 2021

Twitch Past-Forward: Celebrating Twitch's Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Whether you’ve been part of the Twitch community for 10 years or 10 minutes, you’ve played a part in our shared history. From celebrating your favorite streamer’s most hype moments by jumping on a Hype Train, to driving Kappa into mainstream vocabulary, to creating your own epic moments live, everyone who’s streamed, chatted, or even just lurked in chat has helped make Twitch what it is and we know you aren’t done shaping the future of livestreaming.

So starting tomorrow, July 20, and for ten glorious days, we’re celebrating Twitch past, present, and future with Twitch Past-Forward content on social media and live on Twitch. Join us as we share some of our favorite stories and legendary moments from years past, see who’s making history today, and announce some surprises about what’s in store for the next 10 years.

Celebrating our Community

Before we jump into the celebration, we want to give a special shout out to the viewers who have subscribed to their favorite streamers since day one. We’re happy to announce that starting today, eligible streamers can add 9- and 10-year subscriber badges to their channels to help make this possible. To learn more about subscriber badges, check out our Help Article.

We also invite you to share your favorite memory from the last 10 years of Twitch with us on Twitter for a chance to win a $100 USD Twitch gift card! To enter, tweet your favorite Twitch memory with the hashtags #TwitchPastForward and #sweepstakes from July 20 through July 27, 2021. We’ll randomly select ten winners and announce them during Twitch Public Access on July 30. Twitch Gift Cards are good towards subs, gift subs, and Bits, and let you support streamers and help make new memories in this next decade.

Celebrating Our Streamers

There is an incredible, global streamer community on Twitch and, while we can’t highlight every single OG, innovator, or up-and-comer - we’ve got a few we’d like to shout out during Twitch Past-Forward. You can check out these creators anytime or during their Front Page spotlights, and don’t forget to tune into to a special edition of Twitch Public Access on July 30 at 1 pm PT on twitch.tv/twitch:

| July 20 | NerdStarTV | 7am-9am PT | |   | thesushidragon | 12 pm - 2 pm PT | |   |   |   | | July 21 | Alanzoka | 12pm-2pm PT | |   | Broxh_ | 3pm - 5pm PT | |   | SenseiCJ | 7pm - 9pm PT | | July 22 | Kyedae | 1-3pm PT | |   | swiftor | 2pm-4pm PT | |   | hannahxxrose | 5pm-7pm PT | | July 23 | Mr_ChanChan | 4pm-6pm PT | |   | UnsanityLIVE | 7pm-9pm PT | | July 24 | kurolily | 7am-9am PT | |   | Codemiko | 12pm-2 pm PT | |   | Paulanobre  | 3pm - 5pm PT | | July 25 | TROPS4 | 2am-4am PT | |   | montoyatwinz | 9pm-11pm PT | | July 26 | excessiveprofanity | 8am-10am PT | |   | Tanxlive | 10am-12pm PT | |   |   |   | | July 27 | freiraumreh | 12am-2am PT | |   | LAGTVMaximusBlack | 12pm-2pm PT | |   |   |   | | July 28 | Botezlive | 1pm-3pm PT | |   | PandaTV | 11pm-1am PT | | July 29 | TheRealKnossi | 11am-1pm PT | |   | chica | 7pm - 9pm PT | | July 30 | Twitch Public Access | 1 pm - 3 pm PT | |   |   |   |


Celebrating What’s Next

We’re often asked “what’s next for Twitch?” but the truth is that streamers and developers in the Twitch Community have always been the ones pushing Twitch forward. To help kickstart the next decade of groundbreaking ideas, we’re launching Twitch Past-Forward Grants to help streamers and developers bring their content and product ideas to life. 

So if you have an idea you’ve wanted to try, but need a bit of financial support to make it happen, all you need to do is submit a video three minutes or less in length describing your idea and vision for a chance to work directly with Twitch to make it a reality. We’ll be awarding $10,000 to a winner in each of the following categories:

  • Content - Gaming: Do you have a new idea for taking gaming streams to the next level? Is there a tabletop game show or vtuber concept you’d test if you have a little support? 
  • Content - Creative: Musicians, MakeUp Artists, Body Painters, Makers & Crafters, and Food & Drink streamers: do you have a project or DIY format you’d be able to experiment with if you had a little bit of budget? 
  • Content - Other: Podcasts, Travel & Outdoor, Just Chatting, and other non-gaming/non-creative streams have almost limitless opportunities. We’re here to help bring your ideas to life!
  • Devs - Extensions: Extensions offer a boost to the viewer experience and we’d love to help developers get the financial support needed to offer new or upgraded extensions to our creators and viewers.
  • Devs - Twitch-Integrated Games: Are you a game developer who wants to further integrate Twitch viewers and streamers into your game’s experience? We want to hear what you have planned and help make it happen!

Entries will be accepted from users in the United States and the District of Columbia, Canada (excluding residents of Quebec), the European Union, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom starting at 12:01 am Pacific Time on July 30, 2021 through 11:59 pm PT on August 30. You can read the full list of Official Rules here and submit your application and three minute video here. Winners will be announced on or around September 17, 2021 in this blog post and on the September Twitch Public Access show. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

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