Twitch is already king of live streaming and esports, and it could be your next destination for live traditional sports. Twitch̵7;s new category for traditional sports includes streams from European football teams, along with live games from the NBA, NHL, RFL, UFC and NWSL.
To celebrate its commitment to IRL sports, Twitch is hosting a day-long exhibition with all its upcoming sports content. Showcase features Major League Soccer star Jimmy Conrad with guest appearances from other sports personalities.
Amazon’s interest in traditional sports is not new. The company is quietly losing sports deals with a few months, including offers on Saturday Night Football, Premier League football and USA Basketball. Now that football clubs such as Arsenal and Real Madrid are coming to Twitch, the platform will surely make its mark as a serious “real” sports destination, especially for sports-hungry fans in the US.
Twitch Sports showcase runs all day. At the time of writing, Twitch is streaming an NBA game from January 16th. It’s worth setting up if you’re a cordless freak like me!
Source: Twitch via The Verge