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Linking Steam to Twitch
By Jimo
I will give you instructions on how to link your Steam account with your Twitch account.
This guide will give you instructions on how to link your Steam account with your Twitch account.

This feature will allow you to watch tournament games on Twitch and receive tournament loot.

Creating a Twitch Account
Before you'll be able to take advantage of this feature you'll need to sign up for a Twitch TV account. To do this visit the Twitch TV website[www.twitch.tv[] and click on the Sign-Up button located at the top of the page.
Linking Steam and Twitch Accounts
You can link your Steam and Twitch accounts via the Twitch connection settings page[www.twitch.tv]. From the Connections page click on the Connect button next to the Steam logo.

Once selected you'll be taken to a Steam login page. Enter your account credentials and follow the Steam Guard prompt if required.

Once you've signed in to Steam you're done. Your Steam account is linked to your Twitch account and you'll be eligible for item drops by watching live official tournament streams. If you receive an item drop while watching a Twitch stream it will be waiting in your inventory when you next load your game. Additionally any in-game items which track the amount of games watched from a specific tournament will also earn credit.

Certain games such as Dota 2 require the purchase of an in-game league pass before you'll be eligible to receive tournament loot.

If you would like to remove association between your Steam and Twitch account you can do so by returning to the Twitch connection settings page[www.twitch.tv] and clicking the Disconnect button next to the Steam logo.

Closing Notes
If you have any questions or comments regarding this guide please feel free to leave a comment below or get in touch with me on Steam or through my website[www.Jimo.co.uk].

You can also check out all of my other Steam Guides here.

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Jorchking Sep 1 @ 6:02pm 
What is the reason to link, anyone can tell me?
fimmwolf Aug 16 @ 8:19am 
@LubiszToSuko you need to put your twicth name in this form http://link.twitch.tv/switchaccount and it will switch your justin.tv account to a twitch.tv account.

But it's gonna take 72 hours
LubiszToSuko Aug 11 @ 7:31am 
CANT LINK ACCOUNT! IT ALWAYS SEND ME TO JUSTIN.TV !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
STOP STARING @ FLOOR Jul 14 @ 1:16pm 
ScY Jul 11 @ 6:05pm 
do you also get a drop from the international (i have compendiu, also how about the player without compendium, will they get drop to on free to watch tournament like TI?)
DENDI THE SUPER NOOB Jun 15 @ 12:04am 
thank you
Jimo  [author] Jun 15 @ 12:02am 
DENDI THE SUPER NOOB Jun 14 @ 11:36pm 
how to live stream my game??
AloAlmighty May 15 @ 9:19pm 
I just wish you could use Steam as your Twitch Broadcasting software. I haven't been able to find a good one