SKT T1 gamers to release content through Twitch in new deal
Streaming platform Twitch has inked an exclusive partnership with Korea's No.1 Esports team SKT T1, the company announced Wednesday.
The California-based, Silicon Valley video streaming service will host content from SKT T1's Esports athletes, making it available to the service's 140 million monthly users across the globe. This includes world-class League of Legends gamer Faker.
Twitch hopes the partnership will help T1 grow into a global team.
SKT T1 is an Esports joint venture between SKT and T1. It’s home to a number of Esports teams playing games including League of Legends, Apex Legends and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds.
Established in 2011, Twitch is a dominant player among international video streaming services. It made up 75.6 percent of the live-streaming market in the third quarter of 2019.
“I am excited to hear that athletes from T1 will get to interact with League of Legends fans through Twitch. We will work to come up with good content," said Faker.
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