SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Twitch, the world’s leading video platform and community for gamers, announced today that it has been selected as the People’s Voice Winner in the Games-Related Website category of the 17th Annual Webby Awards. Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by the New York Times, The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. This marks the second year in a row that Twitch has won this title as well as being the only two years it has been eligible to compete since its launch in June 2011.
Twitch was able to once again beat out leading gaming websites to take home the award, thanks to its dedicated global audience with the live streaming platform currently attracting more than 30 million unique visitors a month.
“I want to send a heartfelt thank you to each and every one of our viewers and broadcasters,” said Matthew DiPietro, VP Marketing at Twitch. “The Twitch community is at the heart of what we do. Every day, our team works to enhance the live broadcasting experience as both streamers and spectators, so we appreciate them coming together to land us a Webby as a People’s Voice winner in the Games-related category.”
Twitch will be honored at the star-studded Webby Awards ceremony on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City which will be hosted by critically-acclaimed stand-up comedian, writer and actor Patton Oswalt. Beginning at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, fans can watch the show in HD at watch.webbyawards.com.
Twitch is the world’s leading video platform and community for gamers. More than 30 million gamers gather every month on Twitch to broadcast, watch and chat about gaming. Twitch’s video platform is the backbone of both live and on-demand distribution for leading video game broadcasters including casual gamers, pro players, tournaments, leagues, developers and gaming media organizations. Twitch is leading a revolution in the gaming community, working to create a participatory experience that transcends gameplay. Learn more at http://twitch.tv.
About The Webby Awards:
Hailed as the "Internet's highest honor" by the New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, interactive advertising & media, online film & video, and mobile & apps. Established in 1996, the 17th Annual Webby Awards received 11,000 entries from all 50 states and over 60 countries worldwide. The Webby Awards is presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include: Microsoft, Google+, Citibank, Vitamin T, Quantcast, Twitter, Citi, MailChimp, Yext, Engine Yard, Funny or Die, Mashable, Business Insider, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Area17, Forsman & Bodenfors and Guardian News and Media.