Seattle, Washington - Amazon.com has acquired the leading video game streaming platform, Twitch.tv for 970 million US Dollars.
"Today, I’m pleased to announce we’ve been acquired by Amazon. We chose Amazon because they believe in our community, they share our values and long-term vision, and they want to help us get there faster. We’re keeping most everything the same: our office, our employees, our brand, and most importantly our independence. But with Amazon’s support we’ll have the resources to bring you an even better Twitch."
-- Emmett Shear, CEO of Twitch
The acquisition allows Amazon to influence millions of gamers from the 18 - 32 age group.
DOTA 2 is one of the most popular games on Twitch.tv.