Twitch and Blizzard Announce Two-Year Worldwide Collaboration

  • Twitch and Blizzard Announce Two-Year Worldwide Collaboration

Twitch and Blizzard Announce Two-Year Worldwide Collaboration

Twitch has signed a licensing deal with Blizzard that will ultimately grant the streaming service third-party live streaming rights for a number of major eSports competitions for Blizzard's games.

Twitch Prime subscribers can look forward to scoring some special in-game content for Blizzard games, beginning with an Overwatch Golden Loot Box containing a guaranteed Legendary item. And Twitch only has some of Blizzard's events, including the Heroes of the Storm Global Championship, StarCraft II World Championship Series, Hearthstone Championship Tour, World of Warcraft Arena Championship, Overwatch APEX League, and Overwatch Premier Series. The deal, which reflects Blizzard and Twitch's long-term investment and ongoing commitment to their passionate communities, supports the world-class competitive ecosystem across all of Blizzard's esports properties.

If you're paying for Twitch Prime, you're going to be getting free stuff in Blizzard's biggest games thanks to a new deal between the two companies.

"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.

Twitch Prime subscribers will get a free Golden Loot Box in an event starting today and running through August 10. Following this Twitch Prime members will receive an additional 10 Overwatch Loot Boxes. "Our esports communities are vital to us". Similar freebies for Hearthstone and Heroes of the Storm are "coming soon".

If you already have a Twitch Prime account, you simply have to get a code to redeem on the Blizzard website. But the best way to do it is grab as many freebies as you can before the free trial expires, then cancel, but the key is remembering to do it before the charge appears on your credit card.