Facebook takes on Twitch with its new streaming portal for gamers

Facebook’s gaming booth at E3 2018.

Neighbourhood Technology Desk: Facebook on Friday unveiled a portal devoted to streaming video game play and commentary as it ramped up its challenge to Amazon-owned Twitch and Google’s YouTube for eSports fans. Gaming creator program lead John Imah and product manager Nick Miller described the new venue online at fb.gg as a “gaming video destination” that Facebook recently began testing.

They also announced new efforts aimed at cultivating and supporting people who create video game related video for viewing online. Facebook launched a gaming creator program at the start of this year. Digital content from video game industry events as well as eSports competitions will be among offerings at fb.gg.

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