Twitch just formed a new interesting partnership with PUBG Corp. to bring special streamer-themed items to PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. The move is being done to hype Broadcaster Royale, a competition hosted by OMEN HP which puts several Twitch and YouTube streamers/players against each other to see how is kind of the streams. Oh, and trying to collect on a $300k prize pool, and the chance to make their own merch to sell in the game. The finals will take place at TwitchCon 2018, and as part of the build-up, Twitch prime members can snag up to 10 items for free right now. Here’s some additional details on the skins.
The custom skins will be available for purchase from twitch.tv/PUBG, via an Extension on participating Twitch channels, or within the game through Steam. Revenue from the sale of these custom skins not only supports the Twitch streamer that contributed to the designs for certain items, but also the channel owner if purchased via an Extension. Any revenue-earning Partner or Affiliate can sell items via the Extension.
“Fans of Twitch love to celebrate and support their favorite PUBG streamers,” said John Howell, VP of Global Partnerships at Twitch. “By offering an unprecedented amount of skins tailored after these popular streaming personalities, it ensures fans can wear their hearts on both sleeves while supporting their favorite creators.”