Twitch’s biggest event of the year, La Velada del Año III, or “The Night of the Year III,” the annual streamer vs. streamer boxing match organized by megastar Ibai Llanos , will be offered in English for the first time ever.
Llanos, a Spanish creator who is one of the platform’s biggest streamers in any language, announced the news in a stream late Thursday. Now in its third year, the Velada has historically only been offered in Spanish on Llanos’ Twitch channel. However, given that one of the event’s main fights features U.S. streamer and Twitch hot tub queen Amouranth , who will be fighting against the Spanish streamer Mayichi, Llanos has been trying to make more content about the event available to English speakers.
Until now, Llanos’ efforts have mainly consisted of asking Twitch streamer Luzu , who speaks both Spanish and English and is also fighting in the event, to act as a translator during Velada streams with Amouranth.
“La Velada del Año will be broadcast in English,” Llano said in Spanish on Thursday. “There are going to be official, top English commentators that are going to be commenting the event from a box at the Metropolitan [soccer stadium]. In addition, Twitch has found a way to count the viewers for the English stream towards the total for our official Spanish stream.”