Twitch (service)

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Twitch is a video live streaming service operated by Twitch Interactive, a subsidiary of Amazon.wikipedia
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Video game live streaming

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Introduced in June 2011 as a spin-off of the general-interest streaming platform, Justin.tv, the site primarily focuses on video game live streaming, including broadcasts of eSports competitions, in addition to music broadcasts, creative content, and more recently, "in real life" streams.
The practice became popular in the mid-2010s on sites such as Twitch and later, YouTube, Facebook and other services.

Esports

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Introduced in June 2011 as a spin-off of the general-interest streaming platform, Justin.tv, the site primarily focuses on video game live streaming, including broadcasts of eSports competitions, in addition to music broadcasts, creative content, and more recently, "in real life" streams. On December 9, 2014, Twitch announced it had acquired GoodGame Agency, an organisation that owns the eSports teams Evil Geniuses and Alliance.
The increasing availability of online streaming media platforms, particularly YouTube and Twitch, have become central to the growth and promotion of esports competitions.

Amazon (company)

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Twitch is a video live streaming service operated by Twitch Interactive, a subsidiary of Amazon. That month, the service was acquired by Amazon for US$970 million, which later led to the introduction of synergies with the company's subscription service Amazon Prime.
In addition, Amazon subsidiaries include Ring, Twitch, Whole Foods Market, and IMDb.

Live streaming

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Twitch is a video live streaming service operated by Twitch Interactive, a subsidiary of Amazon.
Sites such as Twitch have become popular outlets for watching people play video games, such as in eSports, Let's Play-style gaming, or speedrunning.

Justin Kan

When Justin.tv was launched in 2007 by Justin Kan and Emmett Shear, the site was divided into several content categories.
He is the co-founder of live video platforms Justin.tv and Twitch, as well as the mobile social video application Socialcam.

Justin.tv

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Introduced in June 2011 as a spin-off of the general-interest streaming platform, Justin.tv, the site primarily focuses on video game live streaming, including broadcasts of eSports competitions, in addition to music broadcasts, creative content, and more recently, "in real life" streams. When Justin.tv was launched in 2007 by Justin Kan and Emmett Shear, the site was divided into several content categories.
On February 10, 2014, Twitch's and Justin.tv's parent company was rebranded as Twitch Interactive.

Twitch Plays Pokémon

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That same month, a stream known as Twitch Plays Pokémon, a crowdsourced attempt to play Pokémon Red using a system translating chat commands into game controls, went viral.
Twitch Plays Pokémon (TPP) is a social experiment and channel on the video game live streaming website Twitch, consisting of a crowdsourced attempt to play Game Freak's and Nintendo's Pokémon video games by parsing commands sent by users through the channel's chat room.

YouTube

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As of 2017, Twitch remained the leading live streaming video service for video games in the US, and had an advantage over YouTube Gaming.
Later on August 26, 2015, YouTube launched YouTube Gaming—a video gaming-oriented vertical and app for videos and live streaming, intended to compete with the Amazon.com-owned Twitch.

Tim Draper

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Investors during three rounds of fund raising leading up to the end of 2013 included Draper Associates, Bessemer Venture Partners and Thrive Capital.
His most prominent investments include Baidu, Hotmail, Skype, Tesla, SpaceX, AngelList, SolarCity, Ring (company), Twitter, DocuSign, Coinbase, Robinhood (company), Ancestry.com, Twitch, Cruise Automation, and Focus Media.

Amazon Prime

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That month, the service was acquired by Amazon for US$970 million, which later led to the introduction of synergies with the company's subscription service Amazon Prime.
In September 2016, Amazon subsidiary Twitch announced features available to users with an Amazon Prime subscription (Twitch Prime), including monthly offers of video games and add-on content, and the ability to purchase a free subscription to a user's channel once per-month.

Evil Geniuses

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On December 9, 2014, Twitch announced it had acquired GoodGame Agency, an organisation that owns the eSports teams Evil Geniuses and Alliance.
While independently owned at the time of the acquisition, it was formerly a subsidiary of GoodGame Agency, which in turn was owned by Amazon.com through its division Twitch.

Emmett Shear

When Justin.tv was launched in 2007 by Justin Kan and Emmett Shear, the site was divided into several content categories.
He is the co-founder of live video platforms Justin.tv and TwitchTV.

Alliance (esports)

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On December 9, 2014, Twitch announced it had acquired GoodGame Agency, an organisation that owns the eSports teams Evil Geniuses and Alliance.
In December 2016, the organisation announced that it had become player-owned after parting with its parent organisation, GoodGame agency which was owned by Amazon through its subsidiary Twitch.

Ninja (video game player)

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Streamer Ninja had been among Twitch's top personalities, with over 14 million followers.
As of July 2019, he is the most followed streamer on Twitch with over fourteen million followers and an average of over 50,000 viewers per week.

League of Legends

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As of June 2018 some of the most popular games streamed on Twitch are Fortnite, League of Legends, Dota 2, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, Hearthstone, Overwatch and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive with a combined total of over 356 million hours watched.
League has among the largest footprints of any game in streaming media communities on platforms such as YouTube and Twitch; it routinely ranks first in the most-watched hours.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds

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As of June 2018 some of the most popular games streamed on Twitch are Fortnite, League of Legends, Dota 2, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, Hearthstone, Overwatch and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive with a combined total of over 356 million hours watched.
Greene was also inspired by an online competition for DayZ called Survivor GameZ, which featured a number of Twitch and YouTube streamers fighting until only a few were left; as he was not a streamer himself, Greene wanted to create a similar game mode that anyone could play.

Bob Ross

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To promote the launch, the service also streamed an eight-day marathon of Bob Ross The Joy of Painting.
Ross went from being a public television personality in the 1980s and 1990s to being an Internet celebrity in the 21st century, with his talent and kindness leading to major popularity with fans on YouTube, Twitch, and many other websites many years after his death.

Overwatch League

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Twitch also reached a deal in 2018 to be the streaming partner of the Overwatch League, with the site also offering an "All-Access Pass" with exclusive content, emotes, and in-game items for Overwatch.
Just prior to the launch of the regular season, Blizzard and Twitch established a two-year, $90 million}} deal for Twitch to be the sole third-party stream broadcaster for the Overwatch League in the world, excluding China.

Mukbang

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In July 2016, Twitch launched "Social eating" as a beta; it was inspired by the Korean phenomenon of Muk-bang and Korean players having engaged in the practice as intermissions on their gaming streams.
Usually done through a webcast (such streaming platforms include Afreeca, YouTube, Twitch, etc.), mukbang became popular in South Korea in 2010.

Impact! (TV series)

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In January 2019, professional wrestling promotion Impact Wrestling announced that it would stream its weekly show Impact! on Twitch, in simulcast with the television airing on the U.S. cable network Pursuit Channel (co-owned with the promotion's.
The show debuted in the United States on June 4, 2004, and currently airs in the United States on AXS TV, owned by parent company Anthem, as well as in simulcast on the online video platform Twitch.

Bessemer Venture Partners

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Investors during three rounds of fund raising leading up to the end of 2013 included Draper Associates, Bessemer Venture Partners and Thrive Capital.
Investments include Bright Health, PagerDuty, Playdom, Pinterest, Rocket Lab, Snapdeal, Twitch, Vayyar, Vidyard, Wandera, and Zapier.

NBA G League

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In December 2017, the National Basketball Association announced that it would stream NBA G League games on Twitch starting on December 15; the broadcasts also include interactive statistics overlays, as well as additional streams of the games with commentary by Twitch personalities.
In December 2017, the NBA and the live streaming website Twitch announced that they would broadcast G League games on Twitch.

Pokémon Red and Blue

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That same month, a stream known as Twitch Plays Pokémon, a crowdsourced attempt to play Pokémon Red using a system translating chat commands into game controls, went viral.
On February 12, 2014, an anonymous Australian programmer launched Twitch Plays Pokémon, a "social experiment" on the video streaming website Twitch.

Ultra Music Festival

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In January 2015, Twitch introduced an official category for music streams, such as radio shows and music production activities, and in March 2015, announced that it would become the new official live streaming partner of the Ultra Music Festival, an electronic music festival in Miami.
Video game streaming website Twitch took over as the host of the festival's official webcast.

Hearthstone

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As of June 2018 some of the most popular games streamed on Twitch are Fortnite, League of Legends, Dota 2, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, Hearthstone, Overwatch and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive with a combined total of over 356 million hours watched.
Players that connected their Amazon Prime subscription to Twitch Prime in late 2016 earned the alternate Priest hero Tyrande Whisperwind.