2019 was an amazing 12 months for streaming, and whereas Twitch continues to rule the roost on the subject of platforms, rivals reminiscent of YouTube Gaming and Mixer nibbled at its market share. As per the State of Stream report for 2019 by Stream Components, Twitch nonetheless instructions a 73 % share of the streaming market, however it noticed a 2 % decline this 12 months. League of Legends took again the crown of hottest sport on Twitch when it comes to hours watched, whereas Fortnite took the second place in 2019 after topping the charts final 12 months. Tfue emerged as the highest streamer of Twitch in 2019, whereas outdated classics reminiscent of World of Warcraft and Dungeons & Dragons noticed a revived curiosity.
Stream Components’ newest State of the Stream report says that the massive 4 streaming platforms recorded a gentle development this 12 months when it comes to viewership hours. Twitch’s viewership went up by 20 % to 9.34 billion hours, whereas Mixer and Fb Gaming recorded an enormous YoY development of 149 % and 210 % respectively.
Total, Twitch nonetheless instructions a lion’s share of the streaming market at 73 % as of 2019, which is 2 % decrease in comparison with final 12 months. All three key rivals grew at Twitch’s expense, with YouTube Gaming now commanding a 21 % market share, whereas Fb Gaming and Mixer finish the 12 months at three % market share every.
Speaking about streaming personalities, Fortnite participant Tfue was the No. 1 streamer on Twitch in 2019 with over 87.78 million viewership hours. Esports biggie Shroud took the second spot (Twitch + Mixer mixed), adopted by summit1g (Twitch solely), Ninja ((Twitch + Mixer mixed), and Asmongold (Twitch solely). Saddummy was the highest feminine streamer on Twitch in 2019, trailed by Amouranth, and itsHafu.
League of Legends recorded a 7 % surge in viewership hours in 2019, making it the highest sport on Twitch this 12 months with over 990 million hours of viewership. Fortnite was positioned at second spot after topping the charts final 12 months, whereas Simply Chatting was on the third rank. GTA 5 noticed a 277 % annual development and took the fourth spot, whereas DOTA 2 was ranked fifth.
With regards to new video games launched in 2019, Apex Legends led the pack, adopted by Teamfight Techniques, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, Loss of life Stranding, and Anthem. Simply Chatting, a reside vlogging class which is technically not a sport, noticed a outstanding 44 % development on a platform that primarily caters to gaming.
A shocking development on this planet of streaming this 12 months was rising curiosity in classics. Viewership hours of Dungeons & Dragons elevated by 26 % in 2019, whereas World of Warcraft Traditional’s launch additionally sparked a revived curiosity within the franchise. One other oldie that witnessed an enormous development spike was GTA 5, whose viewership hours went up by 277 % on a YoY foundation.