Audiences for game tournaments routinely surpass those of mainstream television – yet somehow the scene manages to retain the illusion of being a subculture.
While a tiny number of gamers become tournament megastars, more garden-variety streamers make their money through fan donations and sponsorships.
Luckily for us, the entire heated exchange was caught on camera.
Every night about 10pm she turns on her webcam, chats to some of her 330,000 followers and gets to work.
Twitch has somehow escaped becoming a household name despite its phenomenal popularity: the company claims it has 9.7 million active users on its site every day and more than 2 million streamers a month.
A woman in Santa Monica, California certainly acted as if it were after she freaked out on a couple for kissing in public.
According to Wet Paint, the incident occurred on March 31 at a poke bowl restaurant.
It’s also a social network: chat rooms are embedded into user pages next to video streams, allowing the broadcaster and audience to interact in real time.