•   
  •   
  •   

Technology Facebook's latest big Twitch steal is 'Smash Bros.' streamer ZeRo

11:51  03 december  2019
11:51  03 december  2019 Source:   engadget.com

How to watch Giants vs. Patriots Thursday Night Football game tonight without cable

  How to watch Giants vs. Patriots Thursday Night Football game tonight without cable NFL Network, Fox, Amazon Prime Video, Yahoo and Twitch all have the game live tonight. And Fox is streaming in 4K.Week 6 kicks off Thursday night with a rematch of Super Bowls XLII and XLVI as the New York Giants head to Foxboro to take on the New England Patriots. However, given that the Giants will be playing tonight without three of their top offensive weapons -- Saquon Barkley, Evan Engram and Sterling Shepard -- and the undefeated Patriots continue to look impressive on both sides of the ball, there is a reason why New York is an over two-touchdown underdog.

ZeRo has entered an exclusive streaming rights deal with Facebook Gaming, which now also serves as the home of former Twitch streamer Jeremy "Disguised Toast" Wang, known for League Barrios previously retired from pro-gaming until he returned in October 2018 to play in Super Smash Bros .

Latest in Games. Twitch has joined Facebook Gaming and Tempo Storm in severing ties with the former Smash pro after allegations In the wake of a mass outing of predatory behavior in the Smash Bros . community, former Smash Bros . pro and streamer Gonzalo " ZeRo " Barrios has been banned

You can add Gonzalo "ZeRo" Barrios, one of the most popular Smash Bros. players, to the list of high-profile Twitch streamers who recently jumped ship. ZeRo has entered an exclusive streaming rights deal with Facebook Gaming, which now also serves as the home of former Twitch streamer Jeremy "Disguised Toast" Wang, known for League of Legends among other games. According to ESPN, he will continue posting videos on YouTube, but he'll no longer be on Twitch.

a group of people on a boat in the water

Barrios previously retired from pro-gaming until he returned in October 2018 to play in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate competitions. He even set a world record after a 56-event win streak from 2014 to 2015. The former Twitch streamer has revealed his move on Facebook (of course), announcing that his first livestream for the platform will take place on December 3rd at 1PM EST. He'll be putting Facebook's charity-giving tools to good use -- the social network introduced the ability to do gaming charity livestreams in late 2018 -- and raise funds for the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

In addition to Barrios, Facebook Gaming has also signed Spain-based creators xFaRgAnx and Augustin51. Their addition to the platform's roster shows the company is on a mission to capture more gaming audiences outside of English-speaking countries.

Gonzalo "ZeRo" Barrios (Facebook)

Twitch Hype Train rewards hot donation streaks with free emotes .
Hang around a large-enough Twitch channel and you'll eventually see a sub or bit train -- a moment where the hype kicks off and the streamer ends up with a mountain of donations. Twitch wants to seize on those sprees. It's launching a Hype Train feature this week that hands out free emotes to donators when they fill up an on-screen meter. A train starts when enough subscriptions or bit cheers occur in a certain amount of time (streamers can choose a threshold). After that, any subs or 100-plus bit cheers contribute to the meter. There are five levels of emotes with five levels each, so you'll have an incentive to keep frenzies going for a while.

Topical videos:

usr: 1
This is interesting!