Last week was a busy week for Twitch.tv, the off shoot video streaming service of Justin.tv for gamers. For starters Twitch.tv signed a partnership deal with Electronic Sports League. This partnership is going to bring a slew of Leagues and Teams that will be streaming via Twitch.tv, they include:
- New: Electronic Sports League (ESL)
- IGN Pro League (IPL)
- Major League Gaming (MLG)
- North American Star League (NASL)
- Many others…
Twitch.tv also hired two professional gamers and broadcasters, Marcus “djWHEAT” Graham and James “2GD” Harding. As the new eSports manager for TwitchTV, djWHEAT will be responsible for managing relationships and business development with the world’s leading eSports personalities, leagues, tournaments and other organizations. 2GD on the other hand will be heading up the new European branch of Twitch.tv.
Here at VGR we have been testing Twitch.tv and look forward to using the platform in the near future for some live game streaming and future events. You can find and follow our channel here http://www.twitch.tv/vgrevolution