Venture Beat reports: “Amazon’s been busy building out an epic esports ecosystem, or empire, that is simply unprecedented. Just in case you haven’t appreciated the reality of the situation, let’s take a look at the timeline. August 2012: Amazon announces the launch of Amazon Game Studios along with the debut of its first social game, Living Classics. February 2014: Amazon acquires Double Helix, a game studio that last year seemed to silently join the fold and merge into the Amazon Game Studios brand. August 2014: Amazon acquires leading esports broadcaster, Twitch, for a tune of close to $1 billion cash.”

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