Blizzard partners with Twitch for tourney coverage, gives away free Overwatch loot boxes

    
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Two of gaming’s forces are partnering up, at least for the next year or so, and players might come out on top of the whole deal. Twitch announced that it has signed a deal to be “the exclusive third-party streaming platform for more than 20 Blizzard tournaments.” In return, Blizzard is going to be giving out some goodies through the platform and probably using the word “Twitch” in every fifth sentence of press releases.

To start things off on a good foot, Overwatch players who have access to Twitch Prime can enjoy a free golden loot box that contains a guaranteed legendary item. You do have to own Overwatch to redeem this loot box (which should be obvious, but hey, there’s always that one guy who doesn’t get it).

Twitch said that this is just the beginning of the Blizzard parade: “Over the coming months, Twitch Prime members will receive 10 more loot boxes containing more in-game content. Similar promotions for Heroes of the Storm and Hearthstone players are coming later this year.”

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Danny Smith

The Esports thirst story arc continues.

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Greaterdivinity

Now you can spend money elsewhere to get RNG lockboxes in OW! GAMBLING BY PROXY!

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starbuck1771

Twitch gives away stuff for other games the Overwatch so why start trolling now? Didn’t see any complaints when they gave stuff away for SWTOR or Paladins (An overwatch clone).

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rafael12104

Cool. Cool… So, As a Prime customer, I’d like to sell my boxes on Amazon. ;)

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Targeter

God I don’t wanna be ‘that’ guy but I’m totally gonna be that guy. Isnt’ it ‘Tourney’ not ‘Tournie?’

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deekay_plus

i don’t even play ow anymore but i kind of want someone with prime to give me a code for it XD i love me some dress up! XD

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Armsbend

I signed up for this last night. The 10 additional boxes coming 5 in August and another 5 in October. Presumably around some tournament or another.

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deekay_plus

btw watched ep7 the other night. the power of the black lodge is intense.

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Armsbend

The episode did more to advance the story than any previous. Good stuff. It is going to get nasty. The thing I’m looking forward to most is the drive that Mr. C and Ray are going to take. Everyone presumes Ray is a dead man walking but his constant confident smirk tells me he has one up on DoppleCoop.

Good stuff!

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deekay_plus

i think dopple coop is about to extract what he wants from him then rek his shit like he did his gf. dopple coop is not to be fucked with but ray doesn’t factor that into his back water brain. lol.

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starbuck1771

I got it last night as well. been a member of prime a few months though.