Launched in June 2011, Twitch is a live-streaming video platform introduced as a spin-off of

Twitch focuses on video gaming, including playthroughs of video games by users and broadcasts of e-sports competitions. Twitch’s content can be viewed live or on-demand.

By 2014, the site was considered the fourth-largest source of peak Internet traffic in the U.S. As Twitch eclipsed, its parent company, was shut down. In August 2014, Twitch announced that it would be acquired by