Amazon Plans to Expand Twitch’s Live Sports Streaming as Part of a Deal With The Raiders

Today Amazon announced it has partnered with the Raiders and the soon-to-be-opened Allegiant Stadium to expand Twitches live sports streaming. The Allegiant Stadium will soon be the new home of the Raiders and Twitch says they will soon be live streaming “top-billed sporting events, concerts, esports competitions” from Allegiant Stadium on Twitch.

“At Twitch, we are constantly looking for new ways to engage with our community online and IRL. Being a founding partner at Allegiant Stadium is a perfect opportunity for Twitch to converge our passionate gaming and live esports community with the world of traditional sports,” said Sara Clemens, Chief Operating Officer at Twitch. “As part of our long-term vision for multiplayer entertainment, we are excited to elevate the spectator experience at live events in the heart of the Entertainment Capital of the world.”

Here are some of the Twitch sponsored events coming to Allegiant Stadium:

  • Esports Competitions: Twitch is the home of esports and will be leveraging the company’s partnership with Allegiant Stadium to host a variety of real-world events and cement Las Vegas as the global hub for esports
  • Twitch Events: Twitch will host a wide range of live events at Allegiant Stadium

“We’re thrilled to announce our partnership with Twitch as the Official Streaming Platform of the Raiders and Allegiant Stadium,” said Raiders President Marc Badain. “The Twitch Lounge will elevate the spectator experience for Raiders fans in a brand new way — bridging the connection between fans in the stadium and at home unlike ever before.”

Recently, Twitch has slowly been expanding its focus from purely gaming to adding more sports, talk shows, and other events. This partnership with the Raiders and the Allegiant Stadium is likely one more step in that effort.

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