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A Challenger Approaches Twitch

YouTube soon to take on Twitch with live game streaming service. YouTube is preparing to take on gaming broadcaster Twitch TV with its own live game streaming service. Many may remember when Google attempted to obtain Twitch for 1 billion dollars last May, but was shot down. In the end, Twitch accepted a $970m offer from Amazon. Speaking at the Guardian’s Changing Media conference in March, Twitch chief executive Emmett Shear suggested that he favored Amazon as it promised the site creative freedom.

A source told Daily Dot: “Gaming and eSports in particular are going to be a big driving force for the new-look YouTube Live. There’ll be huge opportunities for established streamers and organisations soon.” This will be putting the service in direct competition with Twitch.

According to Daily Dot, YouTube is set to make an announcement about its live streaming plans at the E3 gaming conference in Los Angeles in June.

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