The Marseillais celebrate Sanson's goal during OM-Amiens, March 6, 2020. - Daniel Cole / AP / SIPA

The next two games of Olympique de Marseille, scheduled to prepare for the resumption of competition after the confinement, will be broadcast on Twitch, announced Thursday the American video game streaming platform, owned by Amazon. "OM will broadcast its first two preparation games for the first time on the platform," she said in a press release.

A first meeting between the Marseille club and FC Pinzgau (Austrian third division) will take place Sunday July 19 at 6.30 p.m. in Kufstein in the Austrian Tyrol, and the second match will take place on Wednesday July 22 against SV Heimstetten (German fourth division) at 7:00 p.m. in Grassau, Bavaria, it says.

The leading video game streaming platform

"This is the very first time that Twitch will broadcast a match of a Ligue 1 club live. We are very proud to support Olympique de Marseille in its preparation matches for the next season," said Corentin Dubois, responsible for partnerships for the platform.

Twitch, acquired in 2014 by Amazon, is the leading video game streaming platform, which allows fans to watch parts of their favorite games as they attend football games, with the added social aspect: players comment their actions live and the spectators interact on the "cats" in parallel.

Premier League and NFL coming soon

The video game game streaming market represented more than $ 5 billion (about 4.4 million euros) in revenue in 2019, according to Roundhill. Twitch has also diversified into concerts and live shows, political meetings, and now sports with the free broadcasting of four Premier League games for the 2019-2020 season, the rights of which had been acquired by Amazon for its Prime service. Video.

Twitch also announced in March that it will broadcast matches for the next 3 seasons of the National Women's Football League in the United States and matches for the NFL, the national football league.

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