Twitch, the $1 Billion Website with a Sex Problem
J Thoendell stashed this in Video Games
Last month, Google paid $1 billion for Twitch, the world’s most popular live-streaming gaming site among young males.
Video games, however, aren’t the only form of entertainment on the site. For a 14-year-old, there’s only one thing more captivating than a game of FIFA or Call of Duty: busty young women.
And Twitch is filled with them.
Sexy babes dressed in revealing tops or costumes earn cash in the form of donations from thousands of viewers, all for playing video games and talking smack with the site’s decidedly male audience. Google probably knows what it’s buying into—but Twitch’s racy element was not surprisingly left out of the company’s official press releases. (Twitch didn’t respond to Vocativ’s requests for comment.)
Tumblr is racy too, but that did not stop Yahoo from buying it for $1 billion.
The kind of racy content on Twitch already exists on Google-owned YouTube too.