Twitch Receives $15 Million to Expand the Field of Esports

Twitch Receives $15 Million to Expand the Field of Esports

Twitch.tv has received an investment of $15 millions dollars to widen the their coverage of streaming eSports competions.

Twitch VP of Marketing Matthew DiPietro says the money will allow the company to expand its engineering team and improve its live video streaming services.

"That's the kind of entrepreneurs we like to work with," said Ethan Kurzweil, Vice President at Bessemer Venture Partners, which put up the money. "They created this market. They created a whole phenomenon."

We have talked about what Twitch.tv has been doing for the field of eSports here, and it's truly exciting to see the field gaining even more legitimacy. With over 20 millions viewers watching gaming matches on Twitch, it seems only a matter of time before we all start wearing Olympic medals for gaming. What do you guys think? Let us know on Twitter.

[via joystiq]

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