Year after year, TwitchCon remains our favorite event. 2018 was no different. Here's our recap of how it all went down, and TONS of photos to prove we were actually there.









Streamers providing curation entertainment this week include:


This week's curation journey was accompanied by:











  • Twitch rolls out loads of new features but delays community guidelines update
  • Vimeo seeking to enter the live-streaming game
  • Hawaii wasting no time taking aim at in-game loot boxes

  • Twitch looks back on 2017 - and so do we
  • Are you ready for a Google console platform?
  • RIP Oddshot, you will be missed
  • Dr DisRespect officially the new king of Twitch

  • Google pouring cash into Chinese streaming start-up
  • A look at the top esports orgs of 2017
  • PUBG continues to crush records on Steam
  • Is Twitter the next esports streaming juggernaut? Eh, probably not.

  • Twitch unleashes tsunami proportions wave of updates
  • Esports Industry Awards recap (spoiler: there were winners)
  • Our thoughts on the EA/Disney/Battlefront 2 saga and the importance of intellectual property
  • As usual, all content in the Roundup is free-to-play with no MTX, ever

  • Facebook makes biggest move into esports yet
  • PUBG keeps going HAM - hits two more milestones
  • YouTube Gaming pushing big updates to improve live streaming

  • TSM dominates the Rift in big win
  • Overwatch league spots snatched up quickly
  • Valve drops biggest ban hammer in history

  • Twitch and Blizzard get cozy
  • Twitter introduces tipping
  • Details on the upcoming Quake Championships

  • Twitch Affiliates level up
  • Discord reportedly scores a big funding round
  • Behind the scenes with the LoL skin creators [video]

  • Mixer rewards its most loyal viewers
  • esports gambling officially legal in Nevada
  • League franchise system rolling out

  • Beam becomes Mixer
  • Riot and IEM part ways
  • CLG takes us on a tour of a new "high technology" esports facility

  • Facebook and ESL sign deal for heaps of content
  • Twitch releases AutoMod 2.0
  • We get emotional about cheating in esports

  • Blizzard giving Overwatch the MLG treatment
  • Voice-chat coming to League?!
  • From the rubble emerges Smashcast

  • New video game laws and new TV channels - compliments of China
  • Beam unleashes a wave of new updates
  • Twitch wants you on the content train

  • Overwatch clears major player milestone
  • Twitch and Team Liquid get serious
  • And the Olympics get cheeky with esports

  • Big updates to partnerships for Twitch, YouTube, and Beam
  • Riot looking at franchising model for 2018 NA LCS
  • eSports score another collegiate varsity win
  • ...and more!

  • British swatter gets counter-swatted for great justice
  • Dignitas sees a future in Facebook streaming
  • Twitch UI changes lead to surge in global pitchfork sales

  • In-app game buying live on Twitch
  • Blizzard drops the hammer of wrath on a cheat-maker
  • U of Utah bring esports to the Power 5

  • Overwatch World Cup qualifiers revamped
  • eSports up for an Emmy?
  • Collegiate esports on the rise

  • Live streaming comes to Facebook - look out!
  • Spoiler alert - Riot makes a lot of money. Like, a lot.
  • eSports revenue to surpass $1 billion by 2020

  • YouTube Gaming lands a big CS:GO deal
  • Blizzard goes hard on cheaters
  • You watched over 99 millions hours of LoL in Feb...

  • Twitch runs wild at PAX East
  • Washington DC is betting big on esports
  • No Man's Sky may have been...right?!

  • Like a game on Twitch? Buy a game on Twitch.
  • Riot crushers scripters to the tune of $10 million
  • Microsoft think you'll Beam in 2017

  • Twitch name changes, Drops for devs, and the 2016 retrospective
  • eSports user profile data revealed
  • Streaming vs. your health

  • eSports industry to see massive revenue growth in 2017
  • PEA commissioner steps down amidst "restructuring"
  • eSports gambling making headway in Las Vegas

  • SKT T1 making the move from Azubu to Twitch
  • Hearthstone comes up big with new tournament and more DreamHack!
  • eSports going daily to ESPN in Brazil

Making sense of the league structure in competitive League of Legends can be a daunting task even for seasoned LoL players. We've taken a dive into the depths of the LCS and scoured the ethers of the internet, compiling this comprehensive overview of the various leagues, their rules, and the different major events that encompass the bulk of the scene.


  • Overwatch hurdles 25 million player mark
  • Digital card games on track to pull in $1.4 billion in 2017
  • Will esports gambling become legal in Massachusetts?

  • The Big Ten and Riot join forces
  • Go to school in Toronto, get an esports scholarship
  • Beam sees major platform love from Microsoft

  • PEA CS:GO drama put to rest?
  • Milwaukee Bucks make it official
  • Nvidia brings top-end performance to anyone anywhere

  • Steam Awards winners announced
  • The best of the best-ofs - 2016
  • PEA, ESL, TSM - the acronyms throw down!

  • Players, teams, and organizations struggle with competitive CS:GO arrangements
  • NY Times addresses women in gaming
  • New AoE 2 expansion announced

  • New Twitch features bonanza (tons!)
  • Riot finalizes streaming deal (Disney...wtf?)
  • South Korea cracks down on cheating (in games, bruh)

  • ESPN wins with Capcom Cup
  • Milwaukee Bucks enter esports
  • 2016 LoL Worlds by the numbers

  • NFL Media + EA = more John Madden
  • Houston Rockets move into esports
  • Capcom Cup airs on ESPN2

  • All NA LCS teams sign 2017 contracts with Riot Games
  • $100k Overwatch Winter Premiere tournament
  • Twitch comes to Bungie.net

  • Riot Games shoring up deal for streaming agreement
  • LCS team owners formally issue grievances to Riot Games
  • Twitch steps up to take roll as sponsorship rep

TwitchCon is a wrap, and we’re bummed. This was our first TC but now I can’t imagine it being our last. I personally went into the event not really knowing what to expect, but I was hoping to meet some interesting folks, learn a few things, and maybe grab a few pics of the people who’d been so kindly providing me with free entertainment over the past few years.