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This week: Esports comes to high school, #ExplainAGamePlotBadly, the future of battle royale games, God of War and streaming vs pro play - which is more worth it?
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The relationship between Twitch and Dreamhack has been one of the longest lasting partnerships in esports. It should come as no surprise that they marked their 10 year anniversary of working together. Twitch and Dreamhack inked another multi-year deal. The deal will include broadcast rights in thirteen languages and we will see Twitch as the...
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Twitch has partnered with 1,000 Dreams Fund to help provide the BroadcastHER Grant. The organizations will award at least two grants to high school or college women every semester, ranging from $500 to $2,000. The grant may be used for conference travel, equipment upgrades, workshops, or other tools to further their career as streamers. Source:...
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Twitch viewership is continuing to grow by leaps and bounds. In fact, last January its viewership was better than of NBC and CNN. While Twitch viewership still lagged behind ESPN, the gap is shrinking as ESPN struggled to maintain viewers and Twitch grows. As more and more esports are signing exclusive deals on different platforms,...
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Following his involvement in a virtual currency gambling scandal, James ‘Phantoml0rd’ Varga was banned from Twitch in 2016. He is now bringing a lawsuit against the platform, claiming damages and breach of contract in regards to his Twitch Partnership. Specifically, he claims he was not given proper notification and time to correct the behavior as...
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This week: Pro Gaming Officially Comes to Japan, A Top 10 List of all-time developers, Facebook enters the game streaming scene and a conversation with University of Michigan Professor Dr Matthew Thompson.
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As Microsoft tries to remain relevant in the gaming discussion, they have made an interesting move surrounding their Game Pass subscription service. Like many Netflix-esque subscription services, the problem has always been what’s available on them. XBox is now having games developed by Microsoft Studios available on Game Pass on release day. Games like Sea...
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YouTube is increasing the requirements for partnership and monetization. They will be stripping now-unqualified channels of their partnership status. To qualify, a channel must now have at least 1,000 subscribers and a total of 4,000 hours of watch time over the past twelve months. Existing partnered channels will have until February 20th to meet the...
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Omeed Daniani is an industry veteran with a career spanning almost every form of media. He worked on Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh, TMNT, World of Warcraft, EverQuest, Blade & Soul, Marvel and DC Comics, Pirates of the Caribbean and many more. He and his team recently created a company, Online Performers Group, that represents Twitch streamers and pairs them up with companies that are looking for sponsorship.
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