Category Archives: Press

Announcing Subscription Perks for Level|Up Series

As one of the premiere broadcasters within the fighting game community, Southern California-based Level|Up Series is highly regarded for their dedication to consistency and fantastic production. From major fighting game events such as their SoCal Regionals tournament series, to Wednesday Night Fights which is consistently one of most watched weekly fighting game programs on TwitchTV, Level|Up’s dedication to the community and their fans is undeniable.
Starting today, fans of Level|Up will have a whole new way to show support for one of their favorite broadcasters. TwitchTV is thrilled to be joining forces with Level|Up in offering premium subscription perks for their channel and beyond.
By supporting Level|Up Series at $2.99 per month, you’ll gain access to a number of subscriber-only perks.
– Exclusive subscriber-only emoticons ( and ) with more to be added on a regular basis
– Automatic entry into monthly subscriber-only giveaways and contests
– Opportunity to win Xbox Live online training sessions with Street Fighter legend, Alex Valle (determined by lottery of existing subscribers)
– One-of-a-kind supporter badge appended to your username
This new venture does not limit the quality, features, and service you’ve come to expect from Level|Up. Everyone, including those who choose not to support Level|Up with a subscription, will still have full access to all video quality options, chat options, VODs and everything else Level|Up is known to offer. This is simply a way for fans of Level|Up Series to support one of their favorite broadcasters in a way that will allow them a greater opportunity to create even more impressive events and features than ever before.
For more information on Level|Up premium perks and to subscribe, head on over to their TwitchTV page at http://twitch.tv/levelupseries/. Don’t forget to tune in tonight, at 9PM PST, for the season finale of Wednesday Night Fights featuring some of the best Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 players in the country!

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.

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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Exclusive Space Marine sneak peak on TwitchTV today!

If you’re a fan of futuristic shooting, slashing, jetpacking, and smashing, then you’re probably as excited for THQ’s Space Marine as we are. That’s why we are happy to be able to present an EXCLUSIVE pre-launch look at Space Marine today on TwitchTV, starting in 1 hour!

The game is set to launch tomorrow to the masses of international gamers and fans of the Warhammer 40k series, but if you want to get an early look at the game’s single player and multiplayer game modes, you’re in luck. Today, September 5th, TwitchTV Partners Ernest Le and Destructoid will host an exclusive showcase of the upcoming title on their personal channels. This is your opportunity to check out what the game has to offer pre-launch, and should make for a very entertaining show to boot.

Without further ado, the schedule:

Ernest Le

  • 1PM-2PM PST: single player
  • 2PM-3PM PST: multiplayer
  • 4PM-5PM PST: singe player
  • 5PM-6PM PST: multiplayer

If you want to see what TotalBiscuit hails as “perhaps the best 3rd-person shooter I’ve ever played in my life,” then make sure to catch today’s broadcasts. Enjoy!

September 2nd Gears 3 Q & A Stream with Rod Fergusson

We at TwitchTV believe that Gears of War 3 has a lot of potential not only as an eSports title, but as a thriving live-streaming community. That’s why we are excited to announce that Epic Games Director of Production Rod Fergusson will be streaming a LIVE Q & A session tonight on TwitchTV!

A few words from Epic:

Gears of War 3 Swag Bag

Join Epic Games Director of Production Rod Fergusson on Friday, September 2nd (tonight!) at 5:30 p.m. EST for a Q & A live stream about Gears of War 3. Rod announced via Twitter that he’ll be revealing the achievements needed for the Chrome Weapons during the stream. We’re collecting  questions in advance and one lucky fan who posts a question will be randomly chosen to win a Gears of War Swag Bag filled with Gears of War goodies.  Post your Gears 3 questions in the comments for a chance to win.

To watch the live stream, visit the Epic Games Twitch.tv page Friday, September 2nd at 5:30 p.m. Eastern. We’ll announce the Swag Bag winner at the end of the broadcast.

Tell your friends, and enjoy 🙂

Pics from San Francisco BarCraft

We had another packed BarCraft here in San Francisco. StarCraft fans packed Mad Dog in the Fog to watch the action going down at MLG Raleigh. Check it out:

BarCraft Now a Phenomenon

BarCraft is now a bona fide phenomenon. We’re organizing them in SF, and they’re sprouting up all over the country. Hell, it even made the Wall Street Journal. Check out some of the press that the movement has received in the last few weeks.
  • Wall Street Journal: Fans Muscle Into Sports Bars to Watch Pro Videogamers Do Battle on the Tube
  • Kotaku: Forget Baseball and MMA, the Sport to Cheer for in this Bar was StarCraft
Let’s keep it rolling! We’re holding another BarCraft this coming Sunday at Mad Dog in the Fog in San Francisco’s lower Haight neighborhood. Get together with your pals and watch all the StarCraft action from MLG Raleigh. See here for the details:
BarCraft at Mad Dog in the Fog
Join TwitchTV at Mad Dog in the Fog in San Francisco once again to watch the MLG Raleigh Starcraft 2 finals this August 28th starting at noon! There will be an all day discount for everyone as well.

Following the incredible success of the last MLG and the NASL Finals event, TwitchTV is proud to host another Barcraft event at Mad Dog in the Fog on Haight St. Join your fellow Bay Area Starcraft 2 fans to enjoy some beer, wings, and the companionship of other gaming fans who know what “oh my god did you see that mothership?” means.

We’ll have bottle openers, mousepads, and other TwitchTV swag to give away!

Tasteless, Artosis, JP McDaniel, and Mike “Husky” Lamond will be casting the Red and Blue streams!

Here is the MLG Schedule for Sunday:

Sunday, August 28th
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Championship Losers Round 8
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Championship Losers Round 9
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Championship Winners Finals
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM Championship Losers Finals
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM Championship Finals

TwitchTV Partners with GamerLive.TV for Live Stream of GamesCom 2011

GamesCom, the world’s largest gaming event, has kicked off it’s 2011 edition in Cologne, Germany. If you can’t make it in person fear not, because TwitchTV in conjunction with GamerLive.TV are proud to announce that GamesCom 2011 panels and conferences will be streamed live to the glorious interwebs via http://www.twitch.tv/gamerlivetv. That’s right, you’ll be able to catch coverage, interviews, previews, reviews, and press conferences from the comfort of well, wherever you happen to be at the time exclusively on GamerLive.TV’s TwitchTV channel.

TwitchTV has partnered with GamerLive.TV to present GamesCom 2011 Panels - LIVE!

GamerLive.TV and TwitchTV’s GamesCom live coverage will include live reports from the show floor, exclusive interviews with game developers, booth tours, parties, events and press conference coverage. It will also broadcast exclusive interviews with the world’s top game developers, including representatives from Activision, Electronic Arts, Sega, Konami, Ubisoft, Sega, and Capcom. The live GamesCom coverage will be available athttp://twitch.tv/gamerlivetv and at http://gamerlive.tv/gamescom-live starting August 16, 2011 at 10:00am EDT with live streaming coverage of the Electronic Arts’ press conference followed by the Sony press conference.

Whether you’re an eSports enthusiast, industry insider, or casual gaming fan, make sure to tune in an enjoy 🙂

About GamerLive.TV

GamerLive.TV (http://gamerlive.tv) is one of the top online video content sites and syndication network on the Web covering video games, the game industry and the making of games. Covering over 300 events annually, GamerLive.TV video content reaches millions of users monthly.

About TwitchTV

TwitchTV is the world’s largest video game entertainment and chat community. TwitchTV features the top gaming personalities, players, tournaments and commentary, in addition to the most active and interesting discussions around video games. TwitchTV provides publishers and advertisers a platform to create long-term engagement and commitment from gamers. Learn more at http://twitch.tv.

TwitchTV Growing Like Crazy

Thank you to the entire TwitchTV community. We are pleased to announce that more than 8 million of you spent at TwitchTV in July, the first full month since launch. And people noticed.

Check out coverage at TechCrunch and The Next Web. Here’s the official press release. We couldn’t be happier to see the community growing like this.

TwitchTV Partners with Future U.S.

We’re proud to announce that we’ve partnered with Future U.S, a veteran publisher of tech gaming titles like PC Gamer, Mac|Life, and GamesRadar. Welcome to the team! See below for the full press release

Video Game Media Giants Futre U.S. and JustinTV’s TwitchTV Join in First Corporate Partnership to Serve the Covetefd 18-34 Year Old Demographic

SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwire – Aug 10, 2011) – Future U.S., a leading publisher of gaming and technology media properties, today announced an exclusive partnership with JustinTV, owner of TwitchTV, the world’s largest gaming video and chat community, and home of 300 million monthly global video views per month. The alliance enlists Future U.S. as the exclusive advertising sales team for TwitchTV, enabling Future U.S. to leverage TwitchTV’s massive, engaged community of video game enthusiasts for brand advertising and sponsorships.

By joining forces, Digital Future will deliver a coveted audience of nearly 8 million influential, engaged video game enthusiasts with a strong foothold in the 18-34 year old demographic. Simultaneously, TwitchTV will grow its audience by tapping Future’s established network of loyal gaming fans.

“We’re proud to put our advertising and sponsorship interests in the hands of veteran gaming publishers like Future U.S.,” said Emmett Shear, co-founder and CTO, JustinTV and general manager of TwitchTV.

Future U.S. will also dedicate editorial resources to create new online gaming programming for viewing on both TwitchTV and existing Future U.S. properties, including GamesRadar.com. Editorial staff will provide expert commentary at top trade shows, product launches and online gaming tournaments such as 24 hour round-the-clock gaming marathons and sponsored events.

“We have a proven track record of directly connecting advertisers to special-interest audiences through our digital properties,” said Rachelle Considine, vice president of sales and marketing, Future U.S. “Our partnership with JustinTV and TwitchTV will assist in our efforts to extend our digital capabilities, enabling us to broaden our reach to a wider online audience and deliver new, creative content.”

For further information visit Future U.S. at www.futureus.com or TwitchTV at twitch.tv.

About Future

Future plc is an international special-interest media group that is publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: FUTR). Founded in 1985 with one magazine, today we have operations in the UK and US creating over 180 special-interest publications, websites and events for people who are passionate about their interests. We hold strong market positions in games, music, technology, action sports, film, automotive and crafts. Our biggest-selling magazines in the US include Official Xbox Magazine, PlayStation: The Official Magazine, Nintendo Power, PC Gamer, Guitar World, Maximum PC and Mac|Life, while our UK business publishes leading titles such as T3, Total Film, Digital Camera, Fast Car and Classic Rock. Our web sites include GamesRadar, BikeRadar, TechRadar, and MusicRadar. Future sells over 4 million magazines each month; we attract more than 11 million unique visitors to our websites; and we host 16 annual live events that attract hundreds of thousands of enthusiasts. In addition, Future exports, syndicates or licenses its publications to 90 countries internationally, making us the UK’s biggest exporter of monthly magazines.

About JustinTV / TwitchTV

TwitchTV is the world’s largest video game entertainment and chat community. TwitchTV features the top gaming personalities, players, tournaments and commentary, in addition to the most active and interesting discussions around video games. TwitchTV provides publishers and advertisers a platform to create long term engagement and commitment from gamers. Learn more at http://twitch.tv.