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Blizzard's attempt to clean up the Twitch chat by tying it to Battle.net accounts



From the earliest days of the Overwatch League, Blizzard struggled to get fans and even professional players to behave in twitch chat. Whether spamming emotes or simply providing insulting messages, every week of the Overwatch League meant more and more bans. However, as we move into the league's second season, Blizzard is trying to combat Twitch's toxicity with a new program that will be first tested during Overwatch Contenders.

Contenders, the semi-professional division of the Overwatch League, hosts its own broadcasts on a twitch channel, separate from Blizzard's Pro League. On this channel, Blizzard is conducting the first tests of a new chat moderation system.

Viewers wishing to participate in Twitch Chat during Overwatch Contenders streams must link their Battle.net accounts to their Twitch accounts. The restriction, Blizzard hopes, will lead to "a more positive viewing experience."

Blizzard hopes that this new program will clean up the contenders chat and the amateur and professional scene that's exactly what it's going to do. The post itself does not mention any possible punishments, such as chat restrictions or prohibitions, let alone connections that could have those punishments through a user's Battle.net account. While Blizzard has not announced any specific moderation, it is likely that more information about its new program will be released after it has been tested.

This new chat program will present its first test during the Overwatch Contenders season, resulting in three quarter-finals December 28 through January 12, 2019.


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