According to sources at Venture Beat, Google has acquired the video game streaming service Twitch for a beeelion dollars! Nothing has been confirmed at this time, just the standard decline to comment from both companies. What we do know is that Google’s YouTube division will oversee Twitch and that right now co-founder Emmett Shear is still CEO of the company.
Twitch as of the deal has approximately 50 million active users monthly and 1.1 million broadcasters a month. The brand also represents 1.35 percent of all internet traffic as of March. That translates to around 13 billion minutes of watched footage each month!
Stay tuned geeks, once we get confirmation we’ll let you know.