And the Winners Are …

And the Winners Are …

The 2014 Blizzard Stream Awards, powered by Twitch have come to a close and we’d like to thank you, the community, for tuning into Twitch and voting for your favorite Blizzard game streamers.

This year, Blizzard and Twitch established 21 unique award categories representing streamers from five Blizzard franchises (Diablo III, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, StarCraft II, and World of Warcraft). Six of these categories were data-driven, while the other 15 were qualitative categories that were voted on by you, the community. Twitch will distribute a prize pool of approximately $113,000 in prizes that will be distributed evenly to each award category. Here’s a breakdown for how the prizing will be distributed to the winning streamers.

1st place: $2014
2nd place: $1000
3rd place: $900
4th place: $800
5th place: $700   

For more info on the Blizzard Stream Awards, please visit our original blog post.

We’ve laid out how each data driven awards category was tabulated, provided a full list of award winners, and a list of the runners-up below.

Data Driven Categories - Twitch's army of data robots and scientists scoured their databases to find the top streamers for the following six categories:

  • Most Active Viewer – Awarded to the viewer who followed the most Blizzard channels in 2014
    • 1st Place: looknohands119
    • 2nd Place: dallas1295
    • 3rd Place: esmoire
    • 4th Place: seanzk
    • 5th Place: blizzalo
  • Most Dedicated Viewer – Awarded to the viewer who had the most active subscriptions to Blizzard channels, averaged across all of 2014
    • 1st Place: school47
    • 2nd Place: ctone23
    • 3rd Place:  dthehunter
    • 4th Place: cartmen100
    • 5th Place: wintergaming
  • Most Engaged Viewers – Awarded to the broadcasters with the highest average minutes watched per unique viewer (with a minimum of 1000 total unique viewers in 2014)
    • 1st Place:  gnumme
    • 2nd Place: Sodapoppin
    • 3rd Place: trumpsc
    • 4th Place: nl_kripp
    • 5th Place: happasc2
  • Most Active Hoster – Awarded to the streamers with the most minutes using Twitch’s /Host feature to point viewers to other channels streaming Blizzard games in 2014
    • 1st Place: gaarabestshaman
    • 2nd Place: ihosty
    • 3rd Place: vieparlafoi
    • 4th Place: kinguin_net
    • 5th Place: hero_firebat
  • Most Active Chat – Awarded to the streamers with the most total messages per minute broadcasted, minimum of 10,000 minutes broadcasting Blizzard games in 2014
    • 1st Place: Forsenlol
    • 2nd Place:  Amazhs
    • 3rd Place: Wintergaming
    • 4th Place: NL_Kripp
    • 5th Place: Sodapoppin
  •  Highest Mean Viewership – Awarded to the streamers with the most concurrent viewers per minute of Blizzard games broadcast in 2014
    • 1st Place: trumpsc
    • 2nd Place: NL_Kripp
    • 3rd Place: wellplayedhs
    • 4th Place: pgl
    • 5th Place: amazhs

Poll Categories – You, the community voted for your favorite Twitch streamers in the following 15 categories:

  • Favorite New Hearthstone Streamer in 2014
    • 1st Place: LiquidSavjz
    • 2nd Place: Deernadia
    • 3rd Place: Lifecoach1981
    • 4th Place: Hero_firebat
    • 5th Place: Hsdogdog
  • Most Educational Hearthstone Stream in 2014
    • 1st Place: Trumpsc
    • 2nd Place: Nl_kripp
    • 3rd Place: Kolento
    • 4th Place: StrifeCro
    • 5th Place: Lifecoach1981
  • Best Hearthstone Streamer in 2014
    • 1st Place: Amazhs
    • 2nd Place: Forsenlol
    • 3rd Place: Nl_kripp
    • 4th Place: Trumpsc
    • 5th Place: Kolento
  • Overall Best Diablo III Streamer in 2014
    • 1st Place: Datmodz
    • 2nd Place: Alkaizerx
    • 3rd Place: Baudusau420
    • 4th Place: Bigdaddyden76
    • 5th Place: Moldran
  • Most Educational Diablo III Stream in 2014
    • 1st Place: Alkaizerx
    • 2nd Place: Philosophios
    • 3rd Place: Moldran
    • 4th Place: Rhykker
    • 5th Place: Nlgg_shinobi
  • Favorite New Diablo III Streamer in 2014
    • 1st Place: Quin69
    • 2nd Place: Thedeadset
    • 3rd Place: Nohandsken
    • 4th Place: Pjs2
    • 5th Place: Haxd3
  • Favorite New WoW Streamer in 2014
    • 1st Place: Taymoo
    • 2nd Place: Cincinbear
    • 3rd Place: Zerorunes
    • 4th Place: Blondiewondie
    • 5th Place: Zabius_wow
  • Favorite WoW PvP Streamer in 2014
    • 1st Place: Bajheera
    • 2nd Place: Cdewx
    • 3rd Place: Watchmeblink1
    • 4th Place: Swifty
    • 5th Place: Venruki
  • Favorite WoW PvE Streamer in 2014
    • 1st Place: Towelliee
    • 2nd Place: Slootbag
    • 3rd Place: Fatbosstv
    • 4th Place: Ducksauce
    • 5th Place: Fragnance
  • Favorite StarCraft II Community Show in 2014
    • 1st Place: Day[9] Daily
    • 2nd Place: Unfiltered
    • 3rd Place: Remax
    • 4th Place: META
    • 5th Place: The Late Game
  • Favorite New StarCraft II Streamer in 2014
    • 1st Place: Partingthebigboy
    • 2nd Place: Sc2Rain
    • 3rd Place: Sc2Soulkey
    • 4th Place: Sacsri
    • 5th Place: BreAKerSC2
  • Favorite StarCraft II Individual Streamer in 2014
    • 1st Place: Destiny
    • 2nd Place: Winter
    • 3rd Place: CranK
    • 4th Place: Dragon
    • 5th Place: TLO
  • Overall Favorite Heroes of the Storm Stream in 2014
    • 1st Place: Crendor
    • 2nd Place: Khaldor
    • 3rd Place: FollowGrubby
    • 4th Place: LiquidNeo
    • 5th Place: SolidJakeGG
  • Most Educational Heroes of the Storm Streamer in 2014
    • 1st Place: Khaldor
    • 2nd Place: FollowGrubby
    • 3rd Place: GosuZuna
    • 4th Place: ZP_tv
    • 5th Place: Dunktrain
  • Favorite Heroes of the Storm Community Show in 2014
    • 1st Place: TownHall Heroes
    • 2nd Place: Eye on the Storm
    • 3rd Place: Into the Nexus
    • 4th Place: Heroes of the Nexus
    • 5th Place: Stormcast

Congratulations to the winners and to everyone that streamed or watched Blizzard games on Twitch in 2014! We appreciate your continued support in 2015. If you'd like to share your unique personality and gameplay experiences, we encourage you to become a Twitch partner.