For all gamers out there, until now, there was only one online destination where they could head to and admire world-class players shattering world-records. But Twitch is not the only player anymore.
YouTube is officially launching a gaming platform, which aims to become the biggest one on earth, featuring live streaming content from professional players in tournaments to amateurs joining from their living room. This new product will be available this summer.
With this movement, YouTube aims to take on Twitch (the leading platform with more than 50 million viewers) and Amazon, the parent company. The latter acquired Twitch for almost $1 billion last year, pushing the “war” on video games to new heights.
So it looks like, right now, there is some serious competition in this particular field. And the new player is not one to be ignored – Google, the giant of internet, has the means and the talent to take this platform to the next level.
Moreover, YouTube has created a special hub which will feature live content from the Electronic Entertainment Expo, aka E3, the annual video game conference and show at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
In fact, YouTube‘s newly launched gaming platform will host 12-hour live stream marathon, hosted by Geoff Keighley, that will bring viewers live coverage of press conferences from publishers like Xbox, Sony, EA and Ubisoft.
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