Twitch is setting records left and right. During the first quarter of this year, Twitch broke 3 billion total hours watched for the firs time. That momentum hasn’t let up, with viewership skyrocketing through April and June, quickly surpassing 5 billion total hours watched in a three-month time.
Streamlabs reported on the Twitch’s growing popularity, especially during the coronavirus pandemic lockdown. Perviously, Twitch had an average of 2.7 billion hours watched from the same time last year. None of the company’s competitors got close to even the previous number. YouTube Gaming hit 1.5 billion hours and Facebook Gaming maxed out at 822 million, triple the amount from last year.
Microsoft’s now-closed Mixer service came in fourth with only 106 million hours watched. Prominent streamers like Shroud and Ninja, could be switching back to Twitch after Mixer was shutdown, which will certainly boost Twitch’s numbers further. Twitch also had nearly 10 million unique channels that streamed 192 millions hours of content, double the previous quarter.
The most-watched game was Valorant, which had a single-day viewership record back on April 8th, and currently has more than 534 million hours watched. PUBG has only 237 million and Fortnite 174 million views.