Monthly Archives: October 2011

TwitchTV Mixer with White-Ra in San Francisco

The TwitchTV team is hosting a special mixer for fans in startups and tech to celebrate SC2 Pro-Gamer White-Ra’s visit to San Francisco. Come to the new TwitchTV offices to meet White-Ra: professional Protoss Starcraft player, master of Special Tactics and IPL Season 2 Champion. White-Ra will be at the office from 6-8pm next Wednesday October 19th for photos and to play a few show matches with fans. We’ll provide some beer, and fun will be had by all.

More GG, more skill.

Where: TwitchTV Global HQ, 23 Geary St #800, San Francisco
When: Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

RSVP here: http://twitchtvandwhitera.eventbrite.com/

TwitchTV Partners with ESL and Team Dignitas

Yesterday we announced that eSports luminaries djWHEAT and 2GD have joined the TwitchTV team. Welcome!

Today, we’re proud to announce that we’ve scored exclusive partnerships with two eminent eSports organizations: Electronic Sports League (ESL) and Team Dignitas. See below for the official press release.

We’re so happy to be working with people and organizations of this caliber.

Be sure to check out the live ESL action at Intel Extreme Masters now.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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TwitchTV Scores Exclusive Global Partnerships with Leading eSports Teams and Leagues 

Electronic Sports League (ESL) and Team Dignitas join the ranks of other top eSports organizations to stream content exclusively on TwitchTV

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 13, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — TwitchTV, the world’s largest video game broadcasting community, today announced exclusive partnerships with Electonic Sports League (ESL), a prominent and pioneering eSports league, and Team Dignitas, one of the premier teams in the eSports industry. These highly revered organizations will provide streaming video of their players and events as part of a revenue sharing deal that will benefit both the teams and the network.

“TwitchTV has been an amazing partner for our team,” said Michael O’Dell, owner and managing director of Team Dignitas. “They clearly have the best streaming tools for both broadcasters and viewers, with unmatched quality and service. They’ve really helped us expand our viewership and community. This official partnership highlights the relationship we’ve had for quite awhile.”

“At the ESL, we all have an overwhelming passion for eSports, and we know we share it with the TwitchTV team,” said Sven Hoffmann, managing director at ESL TV, web TV service of the ESL. “We’re happy to partner with them to bring all ESL content to the TwitchTV platform. Their audience of gamers, high quality video platform and passion for gaming makes them the best choice.”

These new partnerships extend a long list of other exclusive contributors, including:

Leagues

— New: Electronic Sports League (ESL)

— IGN Pro League (IPL)

— Major League Gaming (MLG)

— North American Star League (NASL)

— Many others…

Teams

— New: Team Dignitas

— EvilGeniuses (EG)

— Complexity

— TeamLiquid

— Many others…

“As the leader in eSports broadcasting, it’s critical that we continue to attract and showcase the industry’s top talent,” said Emmett Shear, CEO of TwitchTV. “These two new partnerships are the latest in a long list that includes the largest, most reputable organizations in electronic gaming. I’m so proud that teams and leagues of this caliber see fit to partner with us. We’re here to support them in everything they do.”

About Team Dignitas

Based in Great Britain, Team Dignitas is considered one of the best professional gaming teams in the world.i” Dignitas was formed in 2003 after the merger of two excellent Battlefield 1942 teams, but has expanded its forte to include many other games. In addition to the big franchises under their belt, they have a reputation for being one of the few major teams to support games with much smaller communities.

About Electronic Sports League (ESL)

The Electronic Sports League (ESL) is the largest and most important league for gamers in Europe consisting of more than 3 million registered members and more than 740,000 registered teams. ESL is operated by the company Turtle Entertainment GmbH since 2000 and offers more than 3,500 professional leagues and amateur ladders from a variety of games. http://www.esl.eu


Welcome djWHEAT and 2GD to TwitchTV

Today we are PROUD to announce that two of the best-known names in eSports are joining TwitchTV – we are happy to welcome Marcus “djWHEAT” Graham and James “2GD” Harding to the TwitchTV family! These guys are true ambassadors for the industry we so passionately support, and have each traveled far and wide to help realize the dream of Pro-Gaming. That’s why we now welcome them to help guide us into the glorious eSports future! djWHEAT will now act as our eSports Manager, while 2gd will head up TwitchTV’s presence in Europe.

Without further ado, let’s hear it from the men themselves:

See below for the official press release.

Marathon Gamers 100 Hour Charity Marathon!

The Marathon Gamers is a group of friends who come together multiple times a year to raise money for various charities. Every event they host they are playing games for extended periods of time, always streaming their events live over the internet. On October 12th, they will be hosting their first 100 hour marathon in which they will be raising money for the American Cancer Society. Being October, the marathon will be themed for Halloween, they will be playing all sorts of horror, zombie, and survival games throughout the 100 hours. Along with those games, they will be doing some fun events, such as a Dance Central tournament and an eating competition.

Throughout the 100 hours, they will be entertaining the viewers in any way possible, as well as taking challenges from donors, which could range from singing and dancing, to eating some bacon toasted ants. Along with the challenges, they will be giving away plenty of prizes for donors and viewers. All money donated will go to the American Cancer Society in honor of Robert Hickman, the grandfather of one of the gamers who was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer over the summer.

If you would like to follow the updates on the upcoming event you can visit the Marathon Gamers’ Website. 

If you would like to donate you can simply here!

If you aren’t able to donate at this time, donations will be taken up until the end of the month, or you can still support us by spreading the word about this wonderful cause! All donations and support is greatly appreciated!

Stop by the stream and show your support – Marathon Gamers’ Stream

Watch IPL3 and DEVASTATION this weekend on TwitchTV!

This weekend brings two awesome competitive gaming events: IGN Pro League 3 Finals in Atlantic City, New Jersey and DEVASTATION 2011 in Phoenix, Arizona — both will be presented LIVE on TwitchTV!

Both events will feature top talent in their respective games – IPL3 will feature StarCraft 2 and League of Legends tournaments, while DEVASTATION will feature fighting game tournaments in Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition, Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Mortal Kombat 9, and more. Both events will be presented by world-renowned commentators

Everything you need to know after the jump…

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RedBull LAN

The RedBull LAN is being held in Santa Monica, California from September 30 – October 2 at a special training facility specifically designed by RedBull to test ones physical and mental limits. For the first time ever, Starcraft 2 will be brought to the RedBull LAN environment! With it, comes some of the most renown players, players like Destiny, White-RA, Sheth, Socke, Goody, Slush, Ret, Bomber, Thorzain, QXC, Tyler, and last but not least MiniGun. Starcraft 2 will be commentated by none other than Mr. Sean “Day[9]” Plott himself.

As we introduce Starcraft 2 into a new LAN environment, we won’t, no… We can’t! Forget the Halo community that calls the RedBull LAN home. Players that will be attending consist of Walshy, Enable, FlameSword, Assault, Ace, Ninja, Mikwen, Naded, Pistola, Lunchbox, Roy, and Ogre 2. With the one and only, Danish “Dmaq” Maqbool commentating.

Tune in between 5PM – 11PM PST and check it out – RedBull LAN