YouTube Gaming launched, takes on Twitch


Above: YouTube gaming king, PewDiePie

Many popular YouTubers are already using Twitch as a way to provide live content to their fans, including a number of FIFA gamers and members of the Yogscast. This adoption could make it difficult for YouTube to convince some users to make the switch to the new service, but Google is hoping exclusive features and content will turn the heads of gamers looking for an alternative.

YouTube Gaming users will be able to make their streams available to watch to viewers that miss the original broadcast.

Google also intends to use the new service to cover gaming events from around the world, as well as game-related shows and global tournaments such as E3 and the Tokyo Game Show.

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Daniel Mackrell

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