Twitch and Blizzard have announced (via GI.biz) a new partnership where Twitch is now the exclusive, third-party streaming platform for Blizzard’s online multiplayer games.
Coming from this, fans can expect Twitch to be the exclusive streaming partner for over 20 tournaments leading into next year. Some of the tournaments include StarCraft II World Championship Series, the Overwatch Premier Series, and more.
“We founded Twitch as a gaming platform heavily based on our community’s reaction to games like Blizzard’s StarCraft II,” Twitch COO Kevin Lin said to Games Industry.biz. “Since then, our large, but tight-knit community, our constantly evolving suite of interactive features, and a native emote-driven chat language celebrated by viewers enable us to support and grow Blizzard esports in a manner that best serves our collective fans.”
If you’re a Twitch Prime subscriber, you’ll get perks like an Overwatch Loot Box with one legendary item and three assorted items, with other giveaways planned down the road.
In related news, Blizzard is looking to hire people for what could be a remastering of Diablo II, and even Warcraft III. You can read more about that here.