The 8 Best Streaming Sites to Watch Video Gaming

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Here is an overview (detailed descriptions are below the table; sorted alphabetically):

List of the 8 Best Streaming Sites to Watch Recorded or Live Video Gaming

NameDescriptionFree/Premium
CaffeineLarge-scale interactive event content including gamesFree
DLiveFeatures a unique reward system for creators based on blockchainFree
Facebook GamingPotential massive audience reach for broadcastersFree
GosuGamersHuge amount of competitive gaming informationFree
HLTVThe site revolves around Counter-Strike: Global Offensive gameplayFree
MobcrushSimulcast your stream to Mobcrush, Facebook, YouTube, Twitch, and TwitterFree
TwitchThe go-to site for watching and broadcasting video game sessionsFree & Premium versions
YouTube GamingA near endless supply of gaming live streams and videosFree
 

Reviews of the streaming sites to watch video gaming (in alphabetical order)

Caffeine

Caffeine
In addition to their apps, Caffeine offers additional software to support popular games such as Minecraft, NBA2K, Among Us, Fortnite, Apex Legends, VALORANT, PUBG, League of Legends, Call of Duty, and more.
Beyond games, enjoy free access to premium live events and daily live streams about everything from battle rap to street dance to sneaker giveaways.
Discover exclusive live, interactive content from Ultimate Rap League, Red Bull Dance Your Style, Tommy the Clown’s T Squad, BattleFest, TURFinc, and more — all for free on desktop and mobile devices.
Host your own show, live from your browser or mobile device.

DLive

DLive
The mission of DLive is to create a value sharing live streaming platform that empowers creators and viewers through a revolutionary rewards system.
DLive is changing the whole game by putting platform ownership in the hands of the users through the TRON blockchain technology. The users of DLive are the ones that are rewarded for their contributions as the platform grows. It doesn’t matter if you are a content creator or viewer, your contributions are valued. Unlike traditional platforms, the reward system has been designed to revolutionize revenue distribution by rewarding the community for their contributions rather than a corporation.
The basic components of the reward system are Lemon, BTT, and BTT Stake. Lemon is a virtual reward point system that can be transacted within DLive at $0.012 US Dollars unit price. Lemon can only be used within DLive for donations to content creators, and cannot be otherwise transferred within or outside the DLive platform. BTT is a decentralized cryptocurrency to reward users in the BitTorrent ecosystem. Everyone can earn BTT Staking rewards. You can stake in your BTT and receive BTT Stake. BTT Stake Holders are eligible to receive Staking Rewards for participating in the growth of the DLive community.
The DLive universe consists of the DLive Website, DLive Mobile applications, Community Hub and DLive managed public servers such as DLive Discord and DLive forum.

Facebook Gaming

Facebook gaming
Facebook Gaming is competing with Twitch and YouTube Gaming as one of the three biggest platforms.
Facebook's gaming video hub is nested under the main website, within the app, and aggregates live and prerecorded gaming videos. Facebook also offers the ability to live stream via its Facebook Live tool, and this hub is an extension of that, but with a focus on game streams.
Facebook Gaming is free to use for both viewers and content creators but ad-supported.
There are more than 20 game categories to choose from, including action, adventure, battle, runner and sports. You can watch recorded videos as well as live streams and participate in tournaments.

GosuGamers

GosuGamers
Presenting breaking news, regular editorial features, exclusive tournament reporting, and a host of weekly shows, GosuGamers gives industry-leading insights into the biggest esports titles around the world and redefines the tournament viewing experience by incorporating data technology to provide fans with real-time data and match predictions.
The site is a global gaming community, which has existed since 2002, with a strong focus on high quality eSport news and user created materials for some of the most popular games such as Dota 2, Valorant, CS:GO, League of Legends.
The main navigation links are: Articles,Tournaments, Matches, Rankings, Streams, and an archive of content previously streamed live (VODs).


HLTV

HLTV
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) is a multiplayer first-person shooter and one of the most popular video games, even 10 years after it was released. The game has an active esports scene where teams compete in professional leagues and tournaments, and Global Offensive is now one of the largest global esports.
HLTV brands itself as the leading CS:GO site in the world, 'The home of competitive Counter-Strike'.
When you first access the site the homepage can be a bit confusing but you soon will get the hang of it. However, the header section contains all the relevant links to get you to your destination quickly: News, Matches, Results, Events, Stats, Galleries, Forums, Betting,Live and Fantasy.

Mobcrush

mobcrush
Connect OBS, XSplit, Elgato, or any RTMP encoder to stream to Mobcrush. Simulcast to Facebook, YouTube, Twitch, and Twitter – for free.
That means streamers will be able to simultaneously broadcast their livestreams across Facebook, Twitch, YouTube, Twitter, Periscope, and Mobcrush.
By taking advantage of an array of sponsorship opportunities, gamers can earn from $15 to $2,500 an hour streaming with Mobcrush ‘Go Live Get Paid’, a set of free tools and features to reach and grow an audience.
Mobcrush's game streaming is a straightforward feature that can be sorted by game, new and popular. You can watch streams (up to 1080p at 60 frames per second), follow personalities, add friends and read a blog.

Twitch

Twitch
Amazon bought Twitch in 2014 and it has since continued to dominate the video gaming streaming universe.
The site claims to have on average 31+ million daily visitors with as many as 8 million unique creators streaming each month and a whopping 1.3 trillion minutes watched (in 2021)
At first, Twitch content appears to be overwhelming with a very large number of streams to choose from. However, when you are logged in, you can adjust your preferences to curtail your home feed streams. There are almost constant live streams going for the more popular video games like Fortnite, League of Legends, Grand Theft Auto, Call of Duty, or Dead By Daylight.
Twitch is a free service that inserts ads into its streams at regular intervals. If you're an Amazon Prime or Prime Video member (get your free 30-day trial here), your membership includes access to Twitch Prime, a premium experience that otherwise costs $8.99/month.
Twitch Turbo grants ad-free viewing (with exceptions), a chat badge, expanded chat color options, an expanded emote set, and extended broadcast storage for broadcasters (60 days instead of 14 days). Also offers free games and other bonus items.
Desktop, mobile, and set-top box apps as well as own software for broadcasting from PC.

YouTube Gaming

YouTube
YouTube Gaming is one of the biggest gaming platforms for creators and viewers alike. The site is Google’s response to Twitch and other leading gaming streaming services that offer on-demand video or live-action and reaction videos covering YouTube’s gaming sphere.
The site has 92.3 million subscribers (May 2022) with tens of thousands of viewers watching the top games like League of Legends or Minecraft at any given time of the day.
YouTube is absolutely free to use for both viewers and content creators.
YouTube Gaming offers on-demand and live video game content. Curated playlists (Top Live; Recommended; Trending) make it easier to find what you like among the vast content on offer. Of course you can find almost any gamer's particular game coverage through the search bar.