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Twitter Steps Into Gaming World to Live-stream E-sports

Twitter has already more than 15 events locked in for live-streaming this year.

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Updated:March 3, 2017, 10:50 AM IST
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Twitter Steps Into Gaming World to Live-stream E-sports
Twitter has already more than 15 events locked in for live-streaming this year. (Image: AFP PHOTO / DAMIEN MEYER)
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To stream tournaments and other e-sports events live, Twitter has announced its partnership with ESL and Dreamhack -- two of the biggest organisations in the pro-gaming world.

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According to a report in Verge, the broadcasts will start from Saturday, with Twitter streaming the ESL's Intel Extreme Masters World Championship in Katowice, Poland, for free on its platform.

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Twitter has already more than 15 events locked in for live-streaming this year, including Dreamhack tournaments and future IEM championships.

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A 30-minute weekly show will be also broadcast on Twitter, featuring latest highlights and behind-the-scenes footage.

"Twitter has increasingly positioned itself as a broadcasting platform over the past few years, signing deals with the NFL and other corporations to stream big-name games and events. Its new move into e-sports broadcasting comes at it's starting to diversify that streaming content, having hosted live broadcasts of events as varied as the US Presidential Debates," the report added.

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