Based on its recently reported audience numbers, Twitch has grown into a juggernaut within the gaming community, with 100 million monthly viewers and many broadcasts ranging from specialty broadcasts to live tournaments. So, it should be no surprise that YouTube wants a piece of the action.

DailyDot reports that Google’s video service is set to relaunch its live-streaming service with an emphasis on gaming and eSports related tournaments, in the hopes of competing with its broadcasting rival. YouTube has been keeping a close eye on Twitch, and intends to pick up both content and talent that relate to the industry.

“Gaming and eSports in particular are going to be a big driving force for the new-look YouTube live,” said a source familiar with the project. “There’ll be huge opportunities for established streamers and organizations soon and I would say that the record number of eSports viewers are only going to grow when Google starts promoting and partnering with these events.”

At one point, YouTube was almost set to acquire Twitch for integration into its site (despite the protest of many of its users, fearing limitations), only for the deal to fall through and Amazon picking up the site instead.

YouTube is no stranger to livestreaming, as it tinkered with it back in 2010 with cricket matches from the Indian Premier League. Unfortunately, compared to Twitch’s programming, it simply didn’t compare, forcing Google to reconfigure its services for a more popular gaming demographic.

Thus far, YouTube execs have been putting together a good team for the project, bringing in 50 different engineers with expertise in streaming. It “is a pretty big statement of intent,” said another source. “The time is right as well, with Twitch moving into other areas such as music and so on. Google doesn’t want to be too far behind in the arms race.”

There are two things that YouTube needs to keep in mind with the relaunch, though. The first is gaining access to exclusive content that makes it the premiere service to tune in to. It has aired the League of Legends Championship Series since 2013, but so has Twitch, and many users prefer that channel due to accessibility.

The second thing is finding the right format. Previous live broadcasts on the YouTube site have been lackluster, with a smaller window than what’s offered on the Twitch page, and less accessible features in the chat. Here’s hoping the team finds a way to make it more user-friendly.

eSports are growing enough to be considered the future, and, done the right way, YouTube’s approach could grab a nice chunk of this audience. Done the right way, that is.

YouTube is expected to announce its official plans in just a few weeks’ time, at the Electronic Entertainment Expo event in Los Angeles this June.

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