YouTube gaming site ready for lunch

Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 12:38 GMT, Aug 26, 2015 |

YouTube is to launch its spin off platform for video games on Wednesday evening.

YouTube Gaming is a dedicated app and website focusing exclusively on gaming content, with a greater emphasis on live steams.

One expert said YouTube was “fighting back” against rivals such as Twitch and Daily Motion.

Gaming videos are a big draw for YouTube and the company said its visitors spent billions of hours watching them every month.

“We wanted to create a one stop shop for all gaming content,” YouTube’s head of gaming Ryan Wyatt told