A 2 year deal was struck in which Amazon’s Twitch acquired streaming rights for Blizzard Esports events. Without any mention on the highly anticipated Overwatch league, all other currently planned competitive events were named; including, HOTS: Global Championship, Hearthstone Championship Tour, World of Warcraft Arena Championship, Overwatch Apex, and Starcraft 2 World Championship.
Frank Pierce, CEO of Blizzard Entertainment, made a statement enforcing ties between the two companies. While nothing is really changing, as these type of events have always
been streamed on Twitch, this move prevents a lot third party competition affecting both companies as Activision-Blizzard has vested interests in the Esports with the acquisition of MLG in 2015. Further incentivizing customers, new golden loot box’s will be available to all Twitch Prime gamers.