YouTube takes on live-streaming giant Twitch through exclusive esports deal

Three Activision Blizzard leagues — the Call of Duty League, the Overwatch League, and competitive Hearthstone — will all stream matches exclusively on YouTube.
Fans cheer as the Minnesota Røkkr defeats the Toronto Ultra during day three of the Call of Duty League launch weekend at The Armory on Jan. 26, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Elamin Abdelmahmoud is Buzzfeed's social media editor and q's online columnist. Every couple of weeks, he brings us up to speed on the big headlines taking over the internet right now. This week, he joined host Tom Power to talk about esports, also known as competitive video gaming. He unpacks YouTube's major investment into the online phenomenon and how it could impact other live-streaming platforms such as Twitch.

— Produced by Kaitlyn Swan.

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