eSports has grown massively over the past couple of years and game streaming keeps on getting more popular as well. There are many people who make a comfortable living from streaming. How much do they make? Masters degree student Efe Karakus is currently “focusing on human-computer interaction and data mining” and has combined Twitch.tv subscriptions with advertisements and an educated prediction to give the public an insight into how much these streamers really make.
Rumors started about Google purchasing Twitch for $1 Billion about three months ago. Since then we have not heard anything official from either Google or Twitch. So has the deal even happened or is Twitch looking for other suitors? Well it has been reported today by multiple sources that Amazon is in “late stage stalks” to purchase Twitch.tv for $1 billion.
This summer Intel is collaborating with GoodGame Agency (of Team Evil Genius fame) to bring the gaming community a reality web series, ‘Intel’s Next Top Live-Streamer’ (INTL), where many of the most entertaining streamers on Twitch.tv will compete in hilarious and exciting weekly challenges to become an official member of the Intel Stream Team. The grand champion will also get the ultimate makeover of his/her streaming studio, decked out with the latest 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 gaming/streaming system.