Discord has announced today that they are pairing with major esports teams like the San Francisco Shock and Team Liquid for official channels within the chat program.
The chat program popular with gamers has been making moves in the last year toward verified channels for games, developers, bands, and all sorts of official communities. This initiative is in line with that, allowing esports teams to talk directly with the community and allows fans to speak with their favorite teams.
According to Discord, “almost every team in the Overwatch league” is taking part, as are many popular teams in other games and genres. This is the full list Discord provided:
Liquid (LoL, CS:GO, Dota2)
9 (LoL, CS:GO, Dota2)
Fox (LoL, CS:GO)
York Excelsior (OW)
Angeles Valiant (OW)
Angeles Gladiators (OW)
If you’ve ever dreamed of giving feedback to your favorite team, this might be your best chance.
The feature is launching with an impressive set of teams, but I’d be interested to see whether fighting game players will get their own channels to just kick it with fans.