Move over, Twitch; your competition just arrived.
YouTube just launched its own streaming platform called, simply, YouTube Gaming. This subsite organizes both gaming videos and livestreams, and is available on the PC, iOS, and Android. The service supports 60 fps streams and a DVR mode for playback and will automatically archive videos.
Since YouTube is drawing off of its enormous bank of gaming videos, the new service already has thousands upon thousands of entries to peruse. Google made a play to buy Twitch last year but was outbid by Amazon, so creating its own livestream service with YouTube was a logical reaction. It remains to be seen if YouTube Gaming can challenge the Twitch streaming empire for supremacy or merely settle for second place.
On a side note, let us know in the comments if you’d prefer Massively Overpowered to be streaming through YouTube instead of Twitch!