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Twitch is the biggest name in live-streaming. Launched in June 2011, Twitch quickly became the go-to home for video game streamers, growing to tens of millions of monthly viewers within just a few years. Amazon acquired the company in 2014, offering the commerce giant a powerful competitor to YouTube, with an audience the Google-owned video platform has struggled to reach. Twitch is best known for being home to Fortnite streamers like Ninja and Tfue; e-sports like Overwatch and League of Legends; and new phenomena, including Grand Theft Auto V role-playing. It’s also expanded beyond games to include activities like social eating and musical performances.

Twitch will use machine learning to detect people evading bans

Ludwig, the streamer who broke the all-time Twitch subs record this year, is moving to YouTube Gaming

Streamlabs will drop ‘OBS’ name after getting called out by open-source app

Twitch is now on the Switch

Twitch’s new Animals livestream category may give you that fuzzy feeling

Twitch is testing a rewind button

Netflix will support Twitch co-streaming for the first episode of Arcane

Twitch says passwords weren’t exposed in massive data breach

Twitch defaced with pictures of Jeff Bezos

Twitch’s security problems started long before this week’s hack

Twitch confirms it was hacked after its source code and secrets leak out

Verge Tech Survey 2021

After a year of the pandemic, we asked Americans if their trust in big tech companies has changed — and if the biggest ones should be broken up

Twitch source code and creator payouts part of massive leak

Twitch icon Nickmercs isn’t going anywhere

Twitch is testing a feature that lets viewers pay to promote streamers

Twitch announces new safety tools in the fight against hate raids

Twitter enables tipping with Bitcoin, plans to let users authenticate NFTs

Twitch is finally making some friends in the music industry

Twitch sues two alleged ‘hate raiders’

Twitch viewership noticeably dropped when streamers took a day off in protest

TimTheTatman, one of Twitch’s biggest streamers, moves to YouTube Gaming

After weeks of hate raids, Twitch streamers are taking a day off in protest

DrLupo is the latest streamer to move from Twitch to YouTube Gaming

Streamlabs launches monthly tipping service as an alternative to Twitch subscriptions

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How to stop a hate raid

Spawn Together campaign surpasses $1 million fundraising goal for AbleGamers charity

Twitch responds to ‘Twitch Do Better’ movement with improved chat filters

Twitch will give streamers a bit more info on why they were banned

Twitch’s new ads are way less disruptive

A new website makes it really easy to turn Twitch clips into TikToks

YouTube borrows three more features from Twitch