With the arrival of the 2017 season, there was a potential reason for concern when it comes to Twitch and DreamHack because the contract that Twitch and DreamHack had would be expiring very soon. However, all doubts were eliminated when these two eSports giants announced that they had extended their contract for the 2017 season as well.
This means that the more that fruitful cooperation between Twitch and DreamHack will continue. It also seems that it will not be extended only to the 2017 season but for much longer. However, the potential duration of this partnership has not been revealed. The only information that has been officially confirmed is the fact that DreamHack and Twitch will be working together during the 2017 season.
Almost a Decade of Successful Cooperation
According to the officials from both companies, the partnership between Twitch and DreamHack will continue for the many more upcoming years. 2017 will be the ninth year of Twitch working with DreamHack on bringing their events closer to a wider audience through live streaming and original content.
While some other eSports organizations and companies are signing deals with the rising streaming platforms such as YouTube Gaming, DreamHack is sticking to the already proven partnership. According to the words of DreamHack’s CEO, one of the reasons why even after nine years they are still cooperating with Twitch is the fact that Twitch has been working on improving and expanding eSports industry all over the world, which is one of the primary goals that DreamHack currently has.
Twitch Devoted to Improving eSports
The words from the Twitch’s officials indicate that Twitch will continue to work on that issue and that they will be improving their streaming services as well as the content streamed at their pages. The new partnership will be displayed for the first time this year during the DreamHack Austin tournament that will be held during the last weekend of April in Austin, Texas. This tournament will feature Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Smash Bros., StarCraft II, and Street Fighter V competitions and Twitch will be covering all these competitions. Twitch will not be only streaming the DreamHack Austin but rather all other events and tournaments organized by DreamHack throughout the year.
Twitch was founded back in June 2011 as a live video streaming platform, and they currently employ more than 500 people. Since their first year, Twitch has been showing the signs of growth, and today it can be said that the eSports live streaming market is dominated by Twitch. However, the competition is tough and the fact that Twitch manages to stay at the top just show the level of their devotion to eSports and eSports fans all over the world.
In the last couple of years, Twitch has been recording more than 50 million unique viewers of the events that they streamed. Besides that, millions of others are also subscribed to this live video streaming service. In general, Twitch has contributed to the popularity of eSports in the world, probably more than any other aspect of the industry. By enabling millions of people to have access to eSports events, they made eSports popular in all parts of the world.