Steam accounts now link with Twitch accounts, Dota 2 makes first use of feature
Folks with both Steam accounts and Twitch.tv accounts can now make the two the best of friends, and by doing so alleviate a minor inconvenience associated with watching competitive Dota 2.

Until now, players had to choose between watching Dota 2 tournaments either in-game or via Twitch, with the later option excluding them from receiving promotional items that randomly "drop" during events, provided that they had purchased virtual tickets. With this new linked account system, players watching on Twitch are still eligible to receive the special items, assuming their Steam account has the required virtual tournament ticket associated with it.

Dota 2 is still expected to launch sometime before August 7 and the beginning of its largest annual event, The International.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.