StreamElements has announced the current situation of game streaming selected by the player community.
Using data from Rainmaker.gg, the report shows that the number of hours watched game livestreams have grown well compared to 2019, but did not reach the peak of 2021. This is in line with the adjusted year situation. for the gaming industry in general.
Twitch remains the top platform for the most popularly chosen game streaming. According to the report, by 2022, more than 21.5 billion hours have been viewed on the platform. In 2021, Twitch set an annual record of approximately 24 billion hours of game streaming. While this is about 10% less than in 2022, the result is still more than double the 10.2 billion in 2019. Twitch has clearly kept a lot of viewers during this new pandemic. in this adjustment year.
There are a few titles that are surprising in terms of viewership, watching live like Escape from Tarkov with a 455% increase in viewership compared to November 2022 (reported December 2022). About every six months, the developer Battlestate Games will “reset” the data and start a new tracking process. Games like World of Warcraft and Fortnite surged 76%, taking the world No. 1 spot on the most streamed games list. Meanwhile, Fortnite is also up 75% month-over-month thanks to the much-interested Winterfest 2022 event.
Notably, League of Legends reduced the number of livestream viewers on platforms by 24%. The game’s e-sports tournaments will stop until the end of January 2023. However, Valorant did not see a significant drop in viewer retention over time.
Facebook Gaming had similar results to Twitch as it didn’t quite hit its 2021 peak, but it’s still up from 2019. In 2022, viewers watched 4.9 billion hours of game streaming, down by around 11 % compared to 5.5 billion hours watched in 2021. Meanwhile, the total annual watch hours for 2019 is 1.4 billion hours. Despite this year-on-year decline, the platform has increased tracking hours by 3.5 times compared to the year before the last pandemic.