Twitch renews exclusive streaming contract with Team Liquid

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Team Liquid will be with Twitch for the foreseeable future (Team Liquid)
Team Liquid will be with Twitch for the foreseeable future (Team Liquid)

Team Liquid and Twitch have renewed their exclusive broadcasting partnership.

The deal, which has been in place since 2011, means that Team Liquid will continue to exclusively stream all of their live content on Twitch before it’s seen anywhere else. The partnership also brings 1UP Studios and Liquid Media into the fold, as both are a part of the esports organization.

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In 2016, 1UP Studios and Team Liquid debuted their feature-length documentary Breaking Point  live on Twitch before it was released on demand for the rest of the world. The documentary chronicled Team Liquid’s League of Legends team during their troubled Summer Split.

In a press release, Twitch VP of global partnerships John Howell said of the deal, “Team Liquid was among the initial teams that helped cement Twitch’s role as the industry leader in live gaming video. We treasure the relationship we’ve built with Victor, Steve, and the entire Team Liquid organization and look forward to continue working closely together for many years to come.”

Said Team Liquid co-CEO Steve Arhancet, “Before many other brands came on board, Twitch’s commitment to esports in the early days helped create the spectator generation of gamers. John and his team have always understood how crucial it is to give the community great content, while making esports financially viable for teams and players too. Everyone at Team Liquid is psyched to partner with Twitch again in a much more comprehensive manner.”

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