Twitch is a popular live streaming platform focused on video game live streaming, though it also includes streams of other creative content. Here are some key points about Twitch:

  1. It was launched in 2011 as a spin-off of the general streaming service
  2. On Twitch, gamers can live stream themselves playing video games and engage with viewers through chat in real-time.
  3. Popular games streamed include Fortnite, League of Legends, Call of Duty, Minecraft and many more.
  4. Besides gaming, Twitch also hosts streams of artwork creation, music performances, talk shows and other creative activities.
  5. Viewers can subscribe to channels of their favorite streamers and support them financially through paid subscriptions and bits (channel donations).
  6. As of 2023, Twitch has over 31 million average daily visitors and 8.5 million active streamers monthly.
  7. Big esports tournaments and gaming events are often live streamed on Twitch.
  8. Amazon acquired Twitch in 2014 for $970 million.
  9. Partners and top streamers can monetize through ads, subscriptions, bits and sponsorships on Twitch.
  10. It faces competition from live streaming on YouTube, Facebook and other platforms.

So in summary, Twitch popularized the ability for anyone to easily live stream their gameplay and content to a dedicated audience of engaged viewers.