Source: Business Insider
Google and Activision Blizzard just announced a new multi-year partnership that will make Activision’s popular esports broadcasts exclusive to YouTube. The deal follows a two-year, $90 million deal Activision Blizzard signed with Amazon’s Twitch in January 2018 to make Twitch the official streaming platform of the Overwatch League, a professional gaming circuit with 20 international teams. Activision Blizzard will also use Google Cloud services to provide network infrastructure for its games. Activision says Google’s cloud services will offer more stable connections for players around the world and provide more complex data analytics. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Google and Activision Blizzard have announced a multi-year deal that will make Activision’s popular esports leagues exclusive to YouTube, and bring Activision’s games to Google Cloud. Activision Blizzard is one of the largest video game makers in the world, with well-known franchises ranging from “Call of Duty” and “World of Warcraft” to “Candy Crush.” More recently, the company has been investing millions into the growing esports industry, organizing leagues and competitions for professional gamers.