Twitch hires CS:GO players and casters
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:
Roster of Twitch's hirings:
Robin "Fifflaren" Johansson
Spencer "Hiko" Martin
Auguste "Semmler" Massonnat
Headline image by Helena Kristiansson and ESL.
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