The Rise of Twitch

Where YouTube was once the go-to source for all of your gaming video needs, the recent rise in the popularity of gamestreaming via Twitch could be about to change that. Twitch is a website that specialises in gaming-related content, allowing you to stream gameplay live, across many different platforms.

Some of the most popular games on Twitch today are League of Legends, Dota 2, Heathstone: Heroes of Warcraft, Grand Theft Auto V and many more.

What Sets Twitch Apart from It’s Competitors

One of the main reasons gamers enjoy both streaming and watching content on Twitch is the interaction with the community and with the streamer, via a live chat and other social media platforms. This is a great way to connect to other users and even some of the most popular streamers, helping to keep the viewers immersed and to promote a stronger connection between the viewer and the streamer that pre-recorded videos can’t provide. This also gives you the opportunity to influence the stream by giving suggestions to the streamer, such as the next step they should take within the game they are currently playing.

With over 50 million monthly total views, 3 million users and growing, Twitch is sure to set its place in stone, and I for one will be there when it does.