Twitch has become one of the current social phenomena and the most important streaming platform for video games, far surpassing the numbers of YouTube Gaming and Facebook Gaming.
Twitch grew 83% in viewing hours in 2020
2020 was a great year for all video game streaming platforms. The coronavirus pandemic and the requirement to stay home for several months of the year, as well as social distancing and precautions due to the coronavirus, have catapulted the numbers of viewing time for digital content, especially streaming video games.
All platforms have benefited from this, but according to data from StreamElements and Arsenal.gg, Twitch is the most successful. The platform operated by Amazon recorded 17 billion hours of video game streaming in 2020. That’s 83% more than in 2019, when 9 billion hours of playback were managed.
The best month of the year for Twitch was precisely December, which confirms an upward trend that could continue into 2021. In the last month of the year, Twitch played 1.7 billion hours of streaming video games.
The other streaming platforms also recorded significantly higher numbers in 2020 than in previous years. YouTube Gaming saw 10,000 million hours of viewing, while Facebook Gaming, Facebook’s dedicated platform for broadcasting content for video games, increased to 3,590 million hours, a year-over-year growth of 166%. in which it was launched.
On the other side there was one too yesterday historic moment on Twitchbecause the maximum number of viewers in the same program was exceeded. It was the Spanish streamed David «TheGrefg» Martínez who made it attract more than two million viewers Life.