Discord Partnering With Esports Teams For Official Channels

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:

  • Team
    Liquid (LoL, CS:GO, Dota2)
  • Cloud
    9 (LoL, CS:GO, Dota2)
  • Echo
    Fox (LoL, CS:GO)
  • Team
    EnVyUs (CS:GO)
  • KSV
    Esports (LoL)
  • 100
    Thieves (LoL)
  • Golden
    Guardians (LoL)
  • London
    Spitfire (OW)
  • SF
    Shock (OW)
  • Seoul
    Dynasty (OW)
  • Philadelphia
    Fusion (OW)
  • New
    York Excelsior (OW)
  • Florida
    Mayhem (OW)
  • Los
    Angeles Valiant (OW)
  • Houston
    Outlaws (OW)
  • Dallas
    Fuel (OW)
  • Los
    Angeles Gladiators (OW)
  • Boston
    Uprising (OW)
  • Dignitas
    (CS:GO, LoL)
  • compLexity
  • Jazz
    Gaming (NBA2K)
  • Top
    eSports orgs

    • DreamHack

If you’ve ever dreamed of giving feedback to your favorite team, this might be your best chance.


Our Take
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.


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