The total viewing time of game live streaming has surged by nearly 50% in one month due to the new coronavirus



As a result of people refraining from going out as a countermeasure against the new coronavirus infection (COVID-19), the game-related live streaming distribution platform has grown rapidly. To provide a game delivery tool

StreamElements and game-related statistics analysis company Arsenal.gg According to the announced 'statistics about the game-based video distribution service in April 2020', the total viewing time of each platform is 45% compared with the previous month Is also increasing.

State of the Stream April 2020: Valorant and Valorant streamers top the charts, music is having its moment, and streaming hits huge numbers
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The following is a comparison of the total usage time of April 2019 and April 2020 of Twitch , YouTube Gaming , Facebook Gaming and Mixer 's 4 live streaming distribution platforms for games, reported by StreamElements and Arsenal.gg. The total usage time of Twitch has increased by 98% (101% including non-game distribution) compared to the previous year, and the size of the platform has almost doubled in the past year. Facebook Gaming has more than tripled, up 238%. Microsoft's Mixer, meanwhile, has barely grown in the last year. Looking at the industry as a whole, total usage time of game-based live streaming distribution platforms has increased by 99% from the previous year.



Below is a comparison of each live streaming distribution platform between March and April 2020. Facebook Gaming has grown significantly, increasing total viewing time by 72% in one month, and the industry as a whole increased total viewing time by 45% in one month. It is believed that the reason for this rapid growth was the restriction on going out by the new coronavirus.



The following are the top 10 streamers in total viewing time on Twitch, the world's largest live streaming platform for games.

Anomaly in first place and summit1g in second place are far behind third place. Below 3rd place are xQcOW , ONSCREEN and gaules . StreamElements and Arsenal.gg point out that Streamer's popularity of Riot Games ' newly announced FPS Valorant is skyrocketing.



Below is the total viewing time by category for Twitch in April 2020. The 1st place 'Valorant' is more popular than the 2nd place 'Just Chatting (other than games)' with more than twice the total viewing time. Third place is 'League of Legends', fourth place is 'Fortnite', and fifth place is 'Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO)'.



Although Twitch is the main distribution platform for games, “Just Chatting”, which is a category other than games as described above, is quite popular. According to StreamElements and Arsenal.gg, the “Just Chatting” category on Twitch shows good growth: The total viewing time increased by 138% from April 2019 to April 2020.



In addition, various events such as live events that can no longer be held due to the fashion of COVID-19 are increasingly being held on Twitch as online events. Twitch's “Music & Performing Arts content” distribution has surged from February to April 2020 as follows. Compared to the previous year, the total viewing time has increased by 385%.



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