The 2013 Blizzard Stream Awards, powered by Twitch have come to a close and we'd like to thank you, the community, for tuning into Twitch and voting for your favorite Blizzard game streamers!
Blizzard and Twitch established 13 unique award categories representing streamers from four Blizzard franchises (Diablo III, Hearthstone, StarCraft II, and World of Warcraft). Six of these categories were data-driven (example: Most Number of Hours Streamed for Blizzard titles in 2013) while the other seven were qualitative categories that were voted on by you (example: Favorite Community Show of 2013).
Twitch will distribute a prize pool of approximately $45,000 in prizes that will be distributed evenly to each award category. Here's a breakdown for how the prizing will be distributed to the winning streamers.
- 1st place: $2013
- 2nd place: $400
- 3rd place: $300
- Runners-up: $100
Note: We previously announced that there would be seven data-driven categories of awards. We unfortunately had to drop one of them from the program due to privacy concerns. We have adjusted the award amounts to reflect this.
For more info on the Blizzard Stream Awards, please visit our original blog post here.
We've laid out how each data driven awards category was tabulated and provided a full list of award winners and runners-up below. This information can also be viewed on Blog.Twitch.tv.
Data Driven Categories:
Twitch's army of data robots and scientists scoured their databases to find the top streamers for the following six categories:
- Most Active Viewer – Awarded to the viewer who is following the most Blizzard channels
- Most Dedicated Viewer – Awarded to the viewer who had the most active subscriptions to Blizzard channels at end of 2013
- Most Popular Non-English Streamer – Awarded to the broadcaster who had the most ‘minutes watched’ in non-English regions while streaming Blizzard games
- 1st Place: Sodapoppin – 389,251,500 minutes watched
- 2nd Place: Reckful – 377,959,500 minutes watched
- 3rd Place: nl_kripp – 320,320,200 minutes watched
- Runners-up: TrumpSC, towelliee, Kingkongor, Swifty, Grubby, Dragon, DeMusliM
- Most Engaged Viewers – Awarded to the broadcaster with the highest average minutes watched per unique viewer
- Most Dedicated Streamer – Awarded to the broadcaster with the most minutes streamed in 2013, excluding rebroadcasts, bots, and broadcasters with average viewership under 100
- Highest Stream Viewer Average – Awarded to the broadcaster with the highest average viewer count (over 2000 minutes streamed) while streaming Blizzard games
You, the community voted for your favorite Twitch streamers in the following seven categories:
- 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 World of Warcraft Stream
Congratulations to the winners and to everyone that streamed or watched Blizzard games on Twitch in 2013! We look forward to your continued support 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.