4 Must-Haves Gaming Livestreamer Caffeine Needs to Compete With Twitch

”If it thinks it can compete as another gaming ‘network’ it will fail. This is not ABC vs. NBC vs. FOX,“ CEO of Subnation Seven Volpone tells TheWrap

Backed with $146 million — $100 million of which is from Fox — and armed with a production studio in Burbank, social broadcasting platform Caffeine is betting that it can possibly dethrone the godfather of social gaming, Twitch.

Twitch, the live-streaming platform purchased by Amazon in 2014 for $940 million, allows users to watch and stream gaming- and non gaming-related content. It also allows creators to monetize their streams and has been responsible for kick-starting the careers of a number of young gamers.

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Sean Burch

Tech reporter • sean.burch@thewrap.com • @SeanB44