Valve has announced over on the DOTA 2 blog that Steam players can now link their accounts directly to Twitch and receive item drops as you enjoy watching tournaments.
Once you have linked your Steam account with Twitch, you will be able to receive drops as you enjoy watching tournaments, however you will need a ticket for that tournament.
Valve explains: “This week, thanks to our friends over at Twitch, you can now link your Steam account to their service. This link makes you eligible for tournament item drops while watching Twitch streams as long you own the ticket for that tournament.
We realize that people have different reasons why they prefer to watch in game or via streams and wanted to bridge the gap of features they were missing out on by choosing the service that works for them the most,”
For more information on the new Steam account links with Twitch jump over to the DOTA 2 blog website for details.