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The Blizzard Stream Awards are a set of awards created in 2013 to "provide recognition and cash prizes for the best Blizzard content streamers".[1] The Awards are powered by the streaming platform Twitch.

2013

The 2013 Blizzard Stream Awards featured a total of $45,000 prize money distributed evenly between 13 award categories, representing four Blizzard games - Diablo III, World of Warcraft, StarCraft II and Hearthstone. Only Twitch stream partners who streamed game content from one of the four eligible Blizzard games between January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013, were able to qualify for the awards.

Polls were open from January 30th to February 5, 2014, with the results announced Monday February 10, 2014. For a full listing, click here.

Categories

There were 13 categories for the 2013 Blizzard Stream Awards. 6 of these categories were data-driven, while the other half were determined by votes cast in polls hosted on the battle.net forums. A planned 7th data-driven category was dropped due to privacy concerns.

Data-driven 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
  • 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

Poll 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 WoW Stream

Prizes

The total of USD $45,000 was distributed by Twitch to the winners in each category in the following scheme.

  • 1st place: $2013
  • 2nd place: $400
  • 3rd place: $300
  • Runners-up: $100

Each category had a 1st place, 2nd place and 3rd place winner, as well as 7 runners-up, except for Best Community Channel of 2013, which only had 6.

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