Twitch Channel Points Predictions – All You Need to Know
Twitch’s new channel points predictions allow you to become part of the action. The new interactive feature allows you to win channel points on a scenario happening, predict right and you and everyone else who was correct will share the points pot. Don’t just watch, get involved! In our Twitch channel points guide, we’ll tell you everything you need to know.
Hugely popular within the esports community, Twitch has been described as “talk radio for the extremely online”. Viewers don’t just watch; they give real-time feedback on performance, share tips with the streamers, get involved in banter and become part of a community.
As part of the community aspect of Twitch, the company has introduced Channel Points which allows streamers of content to reward their loyal fans. The audience can then use these points to buy emojis (called Emotes on Twitch) or unlock other chat and interactivity features that are often reserved for subscribers.
As many of our visitors use online betting sites to place bets on esports such as League of Legends (LOL), CS:GO, Dota 2 are also Twitch users; we have brought together in one place, all you need to know about Twitch Channel points.
How Do I Earn Twitch Channel Points?
As channel points are used as rewards for viewing streams, the easiest way to accumulate points is by simply watching.
Twitch offers the ability to subscribe to your favourite streamers if you wish to support them, there are three tiers ($4.99, $9.99 and $24.99) and you will earn extra channel points if you have an active subscription. It is worth highlighting that you don’t have have to subscribe to any tier if you don’t want to, it’s easy to earn points without, just at a slower pace.
- Watching – 10 Points received for every 5 minutes of live viewing for non-subscribers. Subscribers gain a multiplier bonus depending on their subscription tier.
- Active watching – 50 Points received for every 15 minutes of live viewing for non-subscribers. Subscribers gain a multiplier bonus depending on their subscription tier.
- Take part in a Raid – 250 Points received for taking part in a Twitch Raid.
- Follow – 300 Points received upon first following a channel. This is only obtained once.
- Watch Streak 2 – 300 Points earned for tuning into 2 consecutive streams of the same channel. Each of the streams must be at least 10 minutes long and begin at least 30 minutes after the last stream.
- Watch Streak 3 – 350 Points earned for tuning into 3 consecutive streams of the same channel. Each of the streams must be at least 10 minutes long and begin at least 30 minutes after the last stream.
- Watch Streak 4 – 400 Points earned for tuning into 4 consecutive streams of the same channel. Each of the streams must be at least 10 minutes long and begin at least 30 minutes after the last stream.
- Watch Streak 5+ – 450 Points earned for tuning into at least 5 consecutive streams of the same channel. Each of the streams must be at least 10 minutes long and begin at least 30 minutes after the last stream.
- First Cheer – 350 Points received for your first Cheer. This can only be obtained once per channel every 30 days. Points are not rewarded for Anonymous Cheers.
- First Subscription Gift – 500 Points received for your first Subscription Gift. This can only be obtained once per channel every 30 days. Points are not rewarded for Anonymous Sub Gifting.
Tier 1 subscribers earn 1.2 times the amount of points earned by watching. Tier 2 earn 1.4x and Tier 3 subscribers will ean double the points.
As well as earning points by watching a stream, you can also earn credits by taking place in Twitch raids. These raids are an opportunity for followers of a particular channel to spread the word to other viewers of different channels. The streamer will send a message saying that a raid is about to take place, at the end of the countdown that will be shown, all viewers will be sent to the channel being raided. Viewers can now interact with the stream being raided.
Twitch Channel Points Predictions
An interesting aspect of the new channel points idea is the fact that you can risk your points by taking part in a predictions game. The streamer will set an event, and its possible outcomes, and if you answer correctly, you win a share of the points pot.
For example, a streamer is broadcasting playing Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and he asks the viewers, “will I get the first kill?” and sets up the question using their Twitch panel.
Viewers will be shown a prediction window that will display the two possible outcomes, “yes will get the first kill” or “no, they won’t”. A vote button is shown under both options. The votes cost a set amount of channel points (set by the streamer), and the viewer can cast multiple votes as long as they have enough channel points to cover the cost.
Once a vote is cast, viewers will see a pop-up window that highlights the selection made. This window also contains additional information such as the number of channel points used and the current share of the vote on the two possible outcomes.
As many people who play esports also enjoy watching others play games, we can see this feature becoming hugely popular. With competition fierce between the channel’s community about who can amass the most points in a month.
Twitch has announced that the channel points feature has been rolled out to 50% of broadcasters, they have not stated a date for total when they expect to complete the rollout for all broadcasters.
Frequently Asked Questions – Twitch Channel Points
As Twitch channel points are new, in this last section we will cover some of the main questions that have been asked by both streamers and viewers. We also share a way for Amazon Prime members to support their favourite channel each month without paying a penny extra.
What are Twitch channel points?
Channel points are a virtual currency that can be used on the Twitch platform. Viewers of a stream can earn points simply by watching a broadcast. Subscribers to a channel earn at a higher rate. Extra points can be earned by watching subsequent broadcasts; this will start a streak that earns the viewer more points. Extra points can be earned by taking part in Twitch raids or won in channel point predictions.
Are channel points available for all esports streams?
The ability to enable channel points is currently available to 50% of broadcasters; and for those that have it, they must enable the functionality for it to become active. As this is a new feature for Twitch, we can expect a delay before it becomes available and is used by the majority of streamers. We expect to see many esport broadcasters setting wagers for their audience to allow them to win channel points.
I like an esport channel, do I have to pay to subscribe to it?
It’s worth remembering that channel points and subscriptions are different, but you can earn channel points at a higher rate if you subscribe to a channel. Amazon Prime members can subscribe to one channel per month free. To do this enable Prime gaming, link to your Twitch account. Now go to your favourite channel, and in the subscribe box you will see Subscribe Free as part of your subscription option.
Are Twitch channel points predictions a form of gambling?
As the points have no monetary value and cannot be exchanged for cash, using points to take part in predictions is not classed as gambling. An analogy we would use is it is like playing cards with matchsticks; it’s the taking part with a group that is the fun part, plus you may unlock enough points to unlock Emotes to delight or annoy your friends, depending on your viewpoint.