This week we’re hitting pause on The Roundup for the first time ever, and instead sharing something we feel is more important. The Roundup will return next week with the very latest happenings in the live-streaming industry.



































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  • Twitch Prime leveling up the free games...game
  • Ninja proves there are no limits on Twitch
  • Competitive Fortnite and a huge celebrity tournament are in the works
  • All that and more, plus ICYMI. Get at it!

  • As subscriber counts shatter records, Twitch may be facing a bot crisis
  • TwitchCon 2018 dates and location unveiled
  • OpTic shares insight into LCS player salaries
  • Caffeine scores an early win with ESL
  • ICYMI - what does "esports ready" actually mean for PUBG?

  • Mixer pulls the one-two with a fully revamped app experience and a new way to enjoy chicken dinners
  • Amazon's Alexa help Twitch find its voice
  • Esports vs. 2017 - and what a year it's been
  • Plus more, more more!

  • Fortnite making inroads on PUBG viewership dominance
  • Looking for the latest esports match results? Google MIGHT save you some time
  • Faker is real as hell at the 2017 Game Awards
  • Ever wonder how hard the top talent on Twitch works? Forget Google - our ICYMI has you covered!

  • Twitch streamer growth impresses in Q3 - viewership remains flat
  • Overwatch League inaugural season schedule firmed up
  • Mixer takes on discovery with new mobile app
  • We have a pass at team loyalty in esports
  • And the rest of the week's top news from streaming and esports!

  • TwitchCon is over, but the big updates are just around the corner
  • The 2018 NA LCS roster may just be on the books
  • A quick rundown of our adventures at TwitchCon
  • ...and heaps more just a short scroll away

  • YouTube ups its monetization game for live streamers
  • Riot and T-Mobile shack up in the name of content
  • What's going on in Microsoft's NYC Mixer studio?

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

  • Q2 2017 shows encouraging streaming growth across platforms
  • Riot in talks with EU LCS to alter league format
  • H1Z1 returning to TwitchCon with huge prize pool

  • Twitch streamers set charity milestone
  • Hope on the horizon for YouTube Gaming
  • Overwatch League facing legal hurdle

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

  • 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!

We take a look at the last three years of streaming on Twitch - from the steady growth of streamers and viewers, to the entry of competitors like YouTube Gaming and Beam.pro. In a relatively short amount of time, Twitch has seen remarkable growth, claiming the top spot among live streaming platforms. Along the way the platform and the community have evolved, entertaining and giving back in new and creative ways.


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

  • eSports investment buying bonanza - NBA, Hollywood, China
  • Scope of ESEA hack revealed
  • TwitchCon 2017 date and location announced

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