You know Amazon is loving their purchase right now. Twitch announced its 2014 stats today. The highlight? 100 million unique viewers per month. Count me as one of those 100 million.
2014 was a massive year for Twitch. Amazon bought them, streaming became common place on consoles and E-Sports continues its growth through the streaming service.
Check out some of the insane stats Twitch announced below.
Do you stream on Twitch? You are part of 1.5 million unique broadcasters showing off their gameplay every month. 11 million total videos are broadcasted per month. 10,000 broadcasters are partnered with Twitch, with the most popular broadcasters streaming for a living.
An astonishing 16 billion minutes are watched per month on Twitch.
The most viewers on Twitch at one time peaked at 1 million last year. Damn, these are some impressive stats. If you told me three years ago video streaming would be this popular, I probably would have laughed in your face.
Twitch also offered some stats by game. Turkey loves their League of Legends and boasts the largest percentage of LoL viewers. The Philippines enjoy Dota 2 the most with 83% of viewers from the country tuning in to the MOBA.
South Korea remains Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm country as it notched the most viewed game there. Folks in Ireland love their Minecraft. 13% of total views are in that country.
Twitch also highlighted the charitable spirit of its community. Extra Life raised more than $6 million for the Children’s Miracle Network in 2014. Games Done Quick raised more than $1.75 for the Prevent Cancer Foundation and Doctors Without Borders. Other communities that raised money for charity include Yogscast Jingle Jam, Desert Bus for Hope, 8-Bit Salute, St. Jude Play Life, TSG’s Indie Marathon and Tip of the Hats.
What once started as just video game streaming is morphing into something even more. New categories are springing up including, Gaming Talk Shows, Poker and Music. Twitch’s focus remains on the gaming side, but they do want to expand into other areas.
By expanding into these other areas, 2015 has the potential to be even bigger.
What do you think of Twitch? Has it replaced more traditional forms of entertainment for you?
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