Gamer audience can be divided into those who like playing and those who like watching those who play. And, you know, both processes can be exciting. Cutting-edge technology, constantly growing number of online users, and sites such as YouTube help people watch how other gamers play.
In 2007, the first specialized site with lives called Justin.tv appeared. Since that time live streams have become a common thing for gamers. As these streams are very popular a similar project called Twitch.tv appeared. Most “professional” streamers now moved from YouTube to Twitch and so did the audience. Now there are more than 45 million viewers.
Twitch: watch, play, earn
Twitch is a website that allows you to watch and transmit games online. A gamer conducts his game commenting all that happen. Sometimes they can also show themselves to their viewers. At the same time there is a chat where viewers communicate. If the audience likes the content, they can support gamers by donating them. This money is usually spent on buying modern equipment to improve the quality of streams. Twitch transmits everything from unpopular indie-projects to famous AAA games. For example, on the site you can find streams of StarCraft, Minecraft, Dark Souls, CoD and others. Fighting, shooters, racers, old school games – there are no limits on the site.
One of the Twitch’s peculiarities is live broadcast of cyber sport competitions which are not shown on TV. Matches between cyber sport teams are conducted by professional commentators that make the process of obdrvation much more interesting. Here you may see videos from tournaments and conferences such as PAX, E3, BlizzCon, etc.
On Twitch users can find their favorite bloggers and lets players who could be seen only in social networks. Streams are shown all day long, so it’s comfortable to watch at any time of the day.