The signings are the latest Twitch has inked over the past year.
Twitch has announced that it’s re-signed multi-year deals with three of its most-popular streamers: Jaryd “Summit1G” Lazar, Josh “JoshOG” Beaver and Brett “Dakotaz” Hoffman.
Writing in a statement, Michael Aragon, Senior Vice President of Content at Twitch, said:
“At a time when community is paramount, these Creators are a core part of Twitch’s mission to bring people together, and we’re excited to continue our partnership as we build the future of gaming and live entertainment.”
Jaryd, Brett and Josh are all represented by talent agency, Loaded, whose clients also include Tyler “Ninja” Blevins and Saqib “LIRIK” Zahid.
Glad you're sticking around, @summit1g. Just try not to burn the place down sumMolly https://t.co/IqaxQhwnaH
— Twitch (@Twitch) May 26, 2020
While the exact terms of the deals have not been disclosed, it has been revealed that they go beyond content and partnerships beyond streaming. As well, the three will only be allowed to stream through Twitch, and will continue to make appearances at Twitch activations and events.
Speaking with The Washington Post, Josh said:
“It makes me more happy than I could ever explain, they’re the ones I started with. I’m ecstatic. It’s hard to put in words to be honest. Here I am supporting my mom and family, but I am truly ecstatic and I’m very excited for the future and the content that is going to [be] created.”
News of the signings comes as Twitch continues to sign deals with streamers amidst the growing competition from other gaming platforms, such as Facebook Gaming, YouTube Gaming and Mixer.
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