Why Amazon Is Paying $970 Million for Twitch, in One Chart | Bloomberg


While video-games-as-spectator-sport is a somewhat alien concept in many parts of the world, it went mainstream years ago in Korea.

The top players are local celebrities, and thousands of people pile into arenas to watch these thumb athletes compete on the Jumbotron. There are channels on Korean television devoted to broadcasting StarCraft and other live game battles.

via Why Amazon Is Paying $970 Million for Twitch, in One Chart – Bloomberg.

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