Category Archives: Gaming

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Cleared for Streaming 12:01AM EST

We’ve received word from Bethesda Community Manager, Nick Breckon, via Twitter this morning that the much anticipated Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has been cleared for streaming at 12:01AM EST on 11-11-11.

Of course, those with permission from Bethesda are cleared to stream Skyrim already, which primarily means our friends in the gaming press. Check out GiantBomb’s stream with Supergiant Games’ Greg Kasavin at the helm, along with 1UP’s live stream as well.

MW3 Cleared to Stream at 12:01AM PDT

We’ve received a ton of requests asking when it’s alright for broadcasters to begin streaming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 on TwitchTV. We can finally give you the official word, directly from @CallofDuty on Twitter.

You are all free to begin broadcasting MW3 at 12:01 PDT on November 8. We’re definitely looking forward to seeing what you all got!

This weekend on TwitchTV: Hypefestation

BeyondGaming and TwitchTV Present: Hypefestation


Catch the first major Gears of War 3 LAN event, featuring former Gears 1 and Gears 2 pros and commentary by prominent members of the community. Tune in and enjoy! It’s going to be awesome 😀 (oh yeah, and we’re sponsoring the event).

What: 16 Team Gears of War 3 Invitational tournament – Game type: Execution – Team size: 4
When: Saturday, October 22nd from 10AM-10PM EST — Sunday, October 23rd from 10AM-7:30PM EST
Where: Game Time LAN Center in Franklin Square, NY. Live on BeyondGaming’s TwitchTV channel.
Prize pool: 1st place – $2600, 2nd place – $1200, 3rd place – $800 4th place – $400

Make sure to follow Hypefestation on Facebook for updates about the event!

Welcome Jonathan Simpson-Bint to TwitchTV

Today we’re proud to announce that Jonathan Simpson-Bint has joined the TwitchTV team as our new Chief Commercial Officer.

Jonathan is a founder of IGN and a former president of Future US. See below for the official press release.

We’re stoked to have Jonathan onboard as we build out partnerships with video game industry companies and organizations.

Welcome Jonathan!!

TwitchTV Brings on Gaming Industry Veteran Jonathan Simpson-Bint

World’s leading video game broadcasting community ramps up business development and revenue strategy

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–TwitchTV, the world’s largest video game broadcasting community, today announced that video game industry veteran, Jonathan Simpson-Bint, has joined the TwitchTV team as chief commercial officer.
Mr. Simpson-Bint joins TwitchTV at a time of strong growth, where he’ll help build and expand key business relationships within the video game industry, including leading game publishers, consoles, leagues, tournaments and other gaming media organizations. He will also be integral in expanding TwitchTV’s long-term advertising product and revenue strategy.

“We’re at an important juncture in TwitchTV’s growth,” said Emmett Shear, CEO of TwitchTV. “Mr. Simpson-Bint is a veteran executive with a sharp eye for what makes a product work and really understands how we can best help our partners.”

An Englishman by birth, Mr. Simpson-Bint came to the U.S. in 1993 as part of the original Future Network USA management team. Between 1994 and 1999 Jonathan launched a number of highly successful products including the magazines Next Generation, PSM: 100% Independent PlayStation Magazine, and web portals and

In 2001, Mr. Simpson-Bint became president of Future U.S. and oversaw a period of significant growth for the company fueled by acquisitions in the games, music and sports markets, as well as overseeing the company’s success in becoming official publisher to Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo.

He left Future U.S. in the summer of 2009 and has since worked with a variety of start-ups including and Blue Sky LightGrid, as well as serving as Co-Chair of MI6, the only professional organization for video game marketers.

“I witnessed TwitchTV’s entry into the industry and closely followed their impressive expansion over the last few months,” said Jonathan Simpson-Bint, chief commercial officer at TwitchTV. “Live video game streaming is a key growth area in the gaming media industry and I see great potential for the company. It’s a team full of bright, ambitious people and I can’t wait to dig in.”

This weekend on TwitchTV: MLG, IEM, and Season’s Beatings

Links, schedule, and more after the break….

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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:

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.











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:


— New: Electronic Sports League (ESL)

— IGN Pro League (IPL)

— Major League Gaming (MLG)

— North American Star League (NASL)

— Many others…


— 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.

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