People play games for centuries, and during these centuries, games have been the audience. Although many people think that video games – it’s such an intimate way of spending time alone, well, or two, but wanting to see the game is sometimes more than the players themselves.

Competitive games, even in the professional arena, there were decades. In the 90s a player named Dennis Fong (Thresh) play Quake and other popular first-person shooters, with the support of sponsors, earning the title of the first professional gamer. Others followed his example.

Today these games a lot more, and the professional e-sports is going through its period of ascent . There are other ways to draw attention to the games. Giant leaps in technology, as well as growth in the number of people online – along with sites like YouTube, which appeared in 2005 – led to the fact that some players collect hundreds of thousands and even millions of viewers, just playing at home in the game. Sites with live streaming type Justin.tv, launched in 2007, led to the everyday thing daily broadcast popular players. Broadcast games have become so popular that the site co-founders Justin Kan and Emmett Shire launched a separate branch for this site Justin.tv in June 2011, presenting a fully pro-gaming service streaming – Twitch TV.

Today, this site is simply called Twitch, and its popularity is growing by leaps and bounds. Before the official launch Twitch.tv could boast 3 million unique users per month. Today every month to the site comes to more than 45 million unique visitors to watch the broadcast of more than 900 000 unique streamers (broadcasters) per month. In early 2014, the parent company changed its name to Justin.tv Twitch Interactive. And in the summer, Google bought Twitch for $ 1 billion.

In short, Twitch is very popular. That it is possible to find?

Who and why need Twitch?

Twitch – an online site that allows users to watch and broadcast live or previously recorded video gameplay streamer, that is the one who is behind the gameplay. Broadcast Twitch often includes audio commentary from the player, and in the video, you can often see and himself. Also there chat work for the audience, and the drive takes in the process of discussion.

Games that broadcast people can be very different from the little-known indie games to the most popular. You can find a stream with popular Minecraft, StarCraft, World of Warcraft, the type of simulator The Sims, first-person shooters like Halo or Call of Duty, fighting games and racing. Sometimes you can find old-school games. No restrictions.

Twitch also supports cyber event matches between competitive players who are covered by professional commentators; often broadcast video of events dedicated to games, such as E3, BlizzCon, PAX East and PAX Prime.

You can use the site to find a favorite players, favorite games, get an impression of the game, to find new, just watch the stream at bedtime or in the morning, well, play or learn tricks. You can find yourself in the games, the personalities of streamers or just in the social atmosphere on the site.

Under the rules of Twitch, you must be at least 13 years, and people aged 13 to 18 years must attend a site under the supervision of parents. Twitch can freeze your account or channel, if you do not adhere to its rules. The basic rules are known to all: do not violate copyright laws, not to foment ethnic strife and violence, not to broadcast information with sexual content, and so on. Etc.. Etc.. Claim. As elsewhere, the administration of the site may block your account without explanation.

Any user can view live or archived video on Twitch, but for broadcast or participate in the discussion in the chat, you need a free registration. You can mark channels for which you want to monitor. You can also subscribe to individual channels for a fee, which will give some additional bonuses. With Twitch can even earn money.


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