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Twitch hires CS:GO players and casters

Posted by Sergey "Kl0WN" Churkin at 09 April 2015 13:23

Twitch adds two players and three casters to their bankroll in attempt to popularize the platform among communities.

The amount of spectators and concurrent players in Counter-Strike:Global Offensive has been on the rise since last year; every event bringing in more viewers than the last. The game was third most watched on Twitch in January. With that, the streaming platform have ran into competition from similar projects and seek to stay as the preferred service.

To do this, Twitch has hired some of the key figures in the CS:GO community responsible for entertaining both players and spectators. The first to be named is retired Ninjas in Pyjamas player, Robin "Fifflaren". Second is retired Cloud9 player, Spencer "Hiko" Martin. Both of them will be present at the ESEA Finals in Dallas on April 17th through 19th.

Twitch then followed with the hiring of RoomonFire caster duo, Anders Blume, and Auguste "Semmler", and will continue to work from where they are. Meanwhile, it was supported by hiring Pontus Eskilsson, of Fragbite, who will be moving to London in May to work for Twitch.

The regional director of Twitch, Stuart "Tosspot" Saw, has released a public statement on the matter:

Robin, Spencer, and Pontus know the scene like no other, and they’ll be available to the community to ensure we are best serving our viewers and partners. At the start of the year we signed Anders and Semmler exclusively to Twitch to give them the stability to fully develop their business. Looking forward, we’ll continue exploring the right opportunities to fulfill everything the CS:GO community desires.

Roster of Twitch's hirings:
Sweden Robin "Fifflaren" Johansson
United States Spencer "Hiko" Martin
Denmark Anders Blume
United States Auguste "Semmler" Massonnat
Sweden Pontus Eskilsson

Headline image by Helena Kristiansson and ESL.


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