Twitch and Battle.net accounts are about to hook up.
Blizzard announced today that Twitch users can now log into their Battle.net accounts in the game-streaming service. To encourage players to do so, Blizzard is giving anyone who watches a Heroes of the Storm regional championship while logged into a linked Twitch/Battle.net account an exclusive character portrait for Heroes of the Storm, as seen below.
Esports are a big business now, and Blizzard obviously has a huge stake in it with popular competitive games like StarCraft II, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, and Heroes of the Storm. Twitch is the most popular site for streaming live gameplay, including tournaments, so this partnership benefits both parties.
A post on Blizzard’s site details how Twitch users can integrate their Battle.net accounts. Twitch users can already connect their accounts to their Steam, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 usernames.