Twitch bullish about games video market leadership as YouTube Gaming launches

Google’s YouTube Gaming officially launches today, and live-streaming giant Twitch is confident about its position as the market leader.

The firm’s SVP of marketing Matthew DiPietro says that Twitch is proud of its achievements since its launch four years ago, and has reassured fans that the firm has a long-term road map.

Google announced YouTube Gaming in June, with the iOS and Android apps hitting the UK and US today while it’ll be hitting other countries ‘soon’.

The opportunity in gaming video is enormous, and others have clearly taken notice,” said DiPietro.

We’re proud of what we’ve accomplished in the last four years, but our eyes are on the future. We are focused on building upon the foundation we’ve laid with the Twitch community, and incorporating the next-generation features the community has asked for. We are dedicated to being the best social, global, multi-screen video platform for gamers, period.

We have a very ambitious and long-term product roadmap, some of which will be revealed in the coming weeks and months, particularly at TwitchCon, where we’ll have the chance to catch up in person with some of our most prolific partners, and their legions of fans.

For our current stats, we have 1.5m broadcasters (11,000 partnered channels), 100m viewers per month who watch 106 minutes per person per day on average, and 38 million installs of our mobile app with 4.7bn minutes watched across 10.3m unique devices.

We also just set a new concurrent viewership milestone. On Sunday, 8/23, Twitch boasted more than 2m concurrent viewers on the platform with a lot of those eyes belonging to fans of ESL One: Cologne 2015 and the League Of Legends’ NA LCS Finals.”

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