Twitch.tv announced two-year deal with Activision Blizzard Entertainment to become the exclusive third-party streaming outlet for more than 20 live eSports competitions featuring popular games made by Blizzard Entertainment including Overwatch, Hearthstone, StarCraft and World of Warcraft through 2018. Twitch.tv users with Amazon Prime receive their own perks, including free game-related merchandise.
We could build something largely advertising- and licensing-driven or we can try to do some new things [to make money] in e-sports, This gives us more flexibility and time to think through this.
Being part of Prime allows us to be flexible,” Lin said. “There are some cool integrated features for Prime members that are coming.
Twitch Chief Operating Officer Kevin Lin said.
Our 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’ll be able to cheer on their favorite players in all of their favorite Blizzard games for a long time to come.
Frank Pearce, chief product officer at Blizzard Entertainment, said in a statement.
List of more than 20 major individual events confirmed for Twitch include:
- Heroes of the Storm Global Championship (HGC)
- StarCraft II World Championship Series (WCS Circuit)
- Hearthstone Championship Tour (HCT)
- Hearthstone Global Games (HGG)
- World of Warcraft Arena Championship
- Overwatch APEX League
- Overwatch Premier Series
Additionally, Amazon Twitch Prime subscribers will receive special in-game items and deals on some of Blizzard’s gaming titles such as Overwatch Golden Loot Box containing legendary item, along with three additional in-game items like emotes, voice lines or character skins according to Twitch blog post. Over the coming months, Twitch Prime members will receive 10 additional Overwatch loot boxes containing more in-game content include 5 loot boxes in August and 5 more in October 2017.
Fans can look forward to watching and interacting with top-tier competitive gaming content from Blizzard while benefiting from a convenient, consistent, and reliable viewing experience on Twitch, In addition, Twitch Prime gamers will rake in several stellar perks for their favorite Blizzard games.
message from Twitch explains.
— Twitch (@Twitch) June 20, 2017
Each offer can only be applied to a single Blizzard account. Multiple codes from each offer will not stack onto a single Blizzard account.
Twitch has confirmed that multiple Golden Loot Boxes cannot be earned through having several Prime accounts.
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