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You can now stream Overwatch, Warcraft and Hearthstone directly to Facebook

Showing the world how good you are at outwitting your enemies in Hearthstone is now as easy as a simple button press.

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A discrete relocatable overlay (currently at the bottom left corner) lets you know how many viewers you currently have.

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Think you're the bee's knees at games like World of Warcraft and StarCraft II? Now you can show all your friends just how good you are.

Blizzard's live streaming service is now up and running, so you can broadcast your skills (or lack thereof) to your buddies on Facebook Live. It's good timing too, with World of Warcraft's Legion expansion dropping on Tuesday.

To sign up, simply hit the video button that should appear on the Battle.net client, or go to Settings > Streaming and enable it there. You'll need to connect your Battle.net account to Facebook, but once that's done it's as simple as hitting Ctrl+F1 once you're in game to start streaming.

You'll be able to select the streaming quality, though it's limited to a max resolution of 1,280x720 pixels. The built-in overlay will let you know your viewer count and stream status as you go about killing demons in Diablo 3 or moving payloads in Overwatch.

There's no word yet on whether Blizzard will add other streaming platforms, such as Twitch, so for now, you'll have to make do with Facebook Live.