When you click on the live stream, you may have noticed a label beside the title of the game being played. This label is usually something like "Twitch team: name". This is an indicator that says that the broadcaster is part of a twitch team. If you click on the hyperlink in the name, you will be able to switch to the team’s page and see the members who are part of it. Since you are interested, this article will show you how to make a Twitch team.
If you are Twitch and you want to be untied and connected to streamers, then Twitch teams are there for you. You get to know people who have the same (game) interests as you.
If you’re alone in this, making a team needs you to make one major move – signing up for the partner application. But before that, see this:
Newsflash: When you are fresh on Twitch, you are placed on the non-affiliate program.
Before you make a Twitch team, you need to complete two achievements namely the Path to Affiliate (making you an affiliate) and Path to Partner (making you a partner). The Path to Affiliate achievement requires you to do the following:
- Reach 50 followers
- Stream for 8 hours
- Stream on 7 different days
- Get an average of 3 viewers
On the other hand, the Path to Partner achievement asks you to:
- Stream for 25 hours
- Stream on 12 different days
- Get an average of 75 viewers
This should take you some time. The reason for this is that Twitch needs to know that you’re sufficiently committed to creating more and more content and giving attention to live streams.
Once you have achieved partner status, you are ready to ask Twitch to sign your team up. As a partner, you are only allowed to create two teams maximum. If by any chance you delete the teams, Twitch will not allow you to create more.
Now, do the following:
- On one tab of your browser, make sure that you are logged in to your partner account. If not, enter your credentials.
- Visit Twitch’s contact support page and open a ticket.
- Work your way around the page and add the following subject on the ticket request, ‘Making a Twitch Team’.
- In the message, provide the following information:
- Team Page Link (or URL)
- Team Name: Following our example, the team could be "Technobezz".
- Owning/Editing Account: You can provide the link to the account or just the username. Make sure that it is accurately captured.
As Twitch’s Partner Application signup page captures it, you should expect a response within 7 business days. This is the case if you have completed the achievements mentioned above, especially the Path to Partner one.
Once you get Twitch’s approval, you can log in to your account (the team owner, right?), invite people to join, and thus make a Twitch team.
Some sources say that if you have a friend who is already partnered (already in the partners’ program), you can ask them to help you get into a team they created. Skeptically asking, can you really be added to a team if you’re not a partner? Sounds too good to be true.
Getting the achievements shouldn’t discourage you, says Twitch. Have fun getting to the partners’ program and more fun when you make your first Twitch team.
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