So, you’ve decided that you want to create a Twitch team. Perhaps you read our recent Twitch teams guide and got inspired! You might have seen some of your friends or streamers you look up to find success.
No matter how, one thing is for sure. Creating a Twitch team can be a rewarding experience that will benefit you, your team members, and your community. We will show you how!
Requirements for Creating a Twitch Team
Alright, so you’re ready to start at which team… Wait, are you? The first thing you need to make sure of is whether you qualify. And you have to be a partner with Twitch to create a team.
Have you done that yet? If not, focus on improving your stream and getting to partner qualifications. Once you get to that, it’s pretty simple.
How to Create a Twitch Team
To make a Twitch Team, all you need to do is open a ticket which we’ve provided the link to right here. When creating your team in the ticket, you’ll need to provide the following important information.
- Team Page URL (ex: www.twitch.tv/team/Streamsentials)
- Team Display Name
- Twitch account to own/edit
Also, be aware that you can only create two teams with your account.
Additionally, make sure that you know the exact URL you want. Because you will not be able to change the URL for your team once it is created.
How to Create a Twitch Team If You’re Not Partnered
“But Streamsentials! What if I’m not a partner and still want to make a team?” We love to see that kind of gumption.
Okay, so you’re not a partner yet, but you think that having a team will be the key. Which it very well might be. Let’s go over some different strategies you can use.
Working with a Partnered Streamer
Okay, there’s no way around it. If you’re not a partnered streamer, you can’t create a Twitch team on your own. Luckily, there is a bevy of partnered streamers out there.
Every day more and more streamers are accepted into the partner program. Some of them want to make teams, some of them don’t care about teams. Many of them want to help other streamers, especially because they know the streamer struggle.
So, if you’re friends with a partnered streamer or are a member of one’s community, you can consider reaching out to them.
You could offer your services as the manager for the team and work in a one-to-one partnership of sorts. They can add you as an editor or moderator for the team, and you’ll be able to, by proxy, create a Twitch Team.
They also might not be interested in owning the team and simply transfer it to you, happy to help somebody out. Just make sure that you aren’t spamming them, coming off as desperate, or trying to use them. Not cool.
Reaching Out on Social Media
Another option to consider is reaching out on social media. This can be through Twitter, you might check Reddit, or you could go with Discord. The thing about Twitch is that if you want to build your brand, you have do it off the website.
So that means you’re going to have to be on a lot of these different social media sites anyways. You might as well make the most of that and see who you can potentially work with.
By doing this, you will be able to find somebody who can help you create a team, and you’ll be able to help them expand their user base.
What to Name Your Twitch Team?
Things we go over a lot is how important your stream branding is. You want everything to be cohesive. So you want to put the same type of thought into the name of your Twitch team.
The name you come up with will tell the people what you’re all about. Is it about just a chill time? Probably go with something that signifies relaxed streams, like the Mellow Fellows. (Btw, can we appreciate this banner artwork from their team channel?????)
If the main theme provides a platform for a certain group, you’ll want that name to pertain to that theme, like the Twitch Women’s Alliance.
Is your team more like a literal team? Make sure you’ve got a strong brand and something you want to slap on a shirt.
How to Get Streamers to Join Your Twitch Team
Getting somebody to join your Twitch team is like growing your channel in general. You want to create a community and culture that is inviting for people. You can reach out to them on social media or reach out to them over chat. (IF THEY ARE COOL WITH IT, NO SPAMMING!) Or, if you collaborate with somebody often, broach the subject with them.
Like with networking on Twitch in general, you want to be respectful of their time and reasonable in your expectations. Somebody might not want to join your team even if you feel like they’re a great fit.
Who Should You Invite to Your Twitch Team?
Don’t feel like you have to invite every person you meet who streams to your team. It’s okay to say no when somebody asks to join a team. Your team should consist of people you want to stream with, people you want to support, and people you think will best represent your team and its values.
Managing Your Twitch Team
Twitch provides a bevy of options for you as the moderator of your Twitch team. You’ll be able to see how well your team is doing, go into the analytics of things, and change things around to better suit your team.
The key is to stay active and supportive of all members of your team. Think of ways to foster a community by leaning into your personality. You’ll generally attract and grow a more natural Twitch team this way.