Websites such as Twitch.com, YouTube.com, and Microsoft's Mixer.com are capitalizing on livestreaming by integrating another form of popular media: video games. Twitch is now leading the competition when it comes to livestreaming gaming and esports. Livestreaming has become one of the most popular forms of online entertainment today.
According to Newzoo, the video game industry raked in an estimated $138 billion in 2018. When Twitch launched back in 2011, the company focused on esports and gaming. During the site's launch, Twitch had close to 3.2 million unique visitors per month. In 2012, the site grew to 20 million visitors per month, and by 2014, tech giants Amazon $AMZN and Google both tried to acquire the site.
Today, it's one of the biggest platforms for streamers such as Tyler "Ninja" Blevins. The site has over 3 million monthly streamers on the platform. Watch this video to find out more about the history of Twitch.
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