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Twitch launches a live-streaming reality show

Twitch launches a live-streaming reality show

Twitch made the official announcement this week detailing what the new show holds.

The reality TV genre has pretty much got all bases covered - there's even a TV show featuring people. watching TV - but now live-gaming is making its way into the fold with Stream On, by Twitch Studios. Called Stream On, the show will be an American Idol-style competition, only instead of would-be pop stars, it will star aspiring streamers. Currently, only partners from the US, Canada, and United Kingdom are eligible for the competition. The Show will see contestants facing challenges created to "test important streamer skills" with the victor taking away a $60,000 prize, in order to support themselves and dedicate themesleves to their streaming career for the next 12 months. Starting today, Twitch Partners are invited to audition for participation. Viewers in chat will also play a role in deciding who advances to the next stage as the competition progresses.

Submission information for Stream On is accessible on the Twitch submission page for Partners from the U.S., Canada, and United Kingdom.

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Stream On will take place across multiple channels as contestants compete throughout each week from their own home-streaming setups.

The victor of the competition will be awarded a grand prize of $5,000 per month for one year to help take their streaming career to the next level. Right now, Twitch Studios is looking for the most entertaining, competitive streamers, with great personality and lots of potential.

Considering we're talking about a competition where contestants will galvanize their community and may act as a brand ambassador in certain challenges, it's to be expected, but it's not something you normally see so early in contest rules.


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