By Blizzard Entertainment
2013 was a great year for the Twitch streaming community, and many Twitch streamers have dedicated themselves to creating unique content based on Blizzard games. In recognition of their efforts, Blizzard is proud to announce the 2013 Blizzard Stream Awards powered by Twitch. These awards will provide recognition and cash prizes for the best Blizzard content streamers of 2013.
Award nominees will be announced on Thursday, January 30, and award winners will be announced on Friday, February 7, right here on Blizzard’s official community sites and on Blog.Twitch.tv.
For a list of awards categories and to learn how the 2013 Blizzard Stream Awards powered by Twitch works, check out the breakdown below.
How It Works
Award Categories: Together Blizzard and Twitch have established 14 unique award categories representing streamers from four Blizzard franchises (Diablo III, Hearthstone, StarCraft II and World of Warcraft). Half of these categories are data-driven (example: Most number of hours streamed for Blizzard titles in 2013) while the other half are qualitative categories that will be voted on by you, the community (example: Favorite community show of 2013).
Prizes: In this program, Twitch will distribute a prize pool of approximately $45,000 for 2013 Twitch partner streamers, and prizes will be distributed evenly to each award category.
Implementation: Voting will occur for the seven poll categories through Wednesday, February 5, 2014, via the polls linked below. After voting has closed, we will announce the winners of both the polled categories and the data-driven categories.
Rules: To qualify for the 2013 Blizzard Stream Awards presented by Twitch, you must be a Twitch partner streamer who streamed game content from one of the four Blizzard franchises (Diablo III, Hearthstone, StarCraft II, and World of Warcraft) between January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013.
Please vote for your favorite Blizzard content streamers.
Favorite New Streamer of 2013
Best Community Channel of 2013
Most Educational Stream
Favorite StarCraft II Stream
Favorite Diablo III Stream
Favorite Hearthstone Stream
Favorite WoW Stream
Data Driven Categories
We will announce the categories, winners, and runners-up for seven data driven categories of awards next week. These are being tabulated by Twitch’s glistening army of robots and number crunchers.
Thank you to everyone that streamed or watched Blizzard games on Twitch in 2013. Support your favorite personalities by following the links above and voting, and please continue to watch their streams on Twitch in 2014. If you’d like to share your unique personality and gameplay experiences, we encourage you to become a Twitch partner. Visit this link for more information.
Source: HearthStone En