Twitch is the second most popular live-streaming platform after Youtube. Millions of users tune into Twitch to watch their favorite streamer playing games, performing live, or doing any other activity their viewers want. The rise of eSports has also taken the popularity of Twitch to the peak. All this has given rise to some very surprising and intriguing Twitch stats and facts that we’ll go through here.
In this post, I will share 50+ Twitch stats & facts that are worth knowing in 2020. If you are a gamer, streamer, marketer, or even a part of the audience, this post is going to be a treat for you.
Twitch Stats & Facts That Are Worth Knowing
Twitch is a massively popular video live streaming service that is especially famous among gamers and music lovers. The service is operated by Twitch Interactive and is a wonderful subsidiary of Amazon. It has been active since 2011 and has been a mainstay for eSports competitions broadcasting along with music, creative content, and ‘in-real-life’ streams.
The extensive use of the video live streaming service has made it one of the most talked-about media platforms. But, it is more than that. We’ll discuss all the amazing Twitch stats and facts here.
Twitch Statistics About its Origin & Development
We’ll begin with how Twitch started and evolved into how it looks today. This beloved live streaming platform has faced a lot of hardships in the beginning. However, once their gaming content got on a roll, Twitch never looked back. Here are the origin and development statistics about Twitch that will help you know about its journey.
- Twitch was originally launched as Justin.tv in 2007 by Justin Kan and Emmett Shear. This website had several content categories, including gaming.
- The website was revamped as TwitchTV in June 2011. The name got the inspiration from the term “Twitch Gameplay.”
- They launched a public beta officially on June 6, 2011. By this time, Twitch has started gaining over 35 million unique visitors every month.
- Twitch’s nemesis or the only strong competitor Own3d.tv shut down in early 2013, and then Twitch almost created a monopoly in the eSports streaming market.
- Twitch’s parent company Justin.tv Inc. was renamed to Twitch Interactive on February 10, 2014.
- Amazon acquired Twitch Interactive on August 25, 2014, for US$970 million and it became an Amazon subsidiary. Google was also trying to come up with a deal. However, the deal didn’t happen.
- Twitch acquired GoodGame Agency on December 9, 2014, Curse Inc. on August 16, 2016, and ClipMine in August 2017.
- Twitch launched Twitch Game Store in February 2017.
- In June of 2017, Twitch and Blizzard Entertainment signed a two-year deal to make Twitch the exclusive streaming broadcaster for select Blizzard eSports championship events. In 2018, Twitch also cracked a deal with Overwatch League.
- Twitch acquired the Internet Games Database (IGDB), the gaming version of “IMDb” in September 2019.
- By December 2019 till now, they started having exclusivity deals with high-profile streamers like DrLupo, TimTheTatman, DrDisRespect, and many others.
This was the complete evolution of Twitch.
Twitch User and Usage Stats About Users & Usage
Here are some Twitch stats about the users and usage that will help you understand how giant the platform has become in 2020.
- By Mid-2013, Twitch had 43 million+ monthly active viewers with the average viewer watching an hour and half a day.
- Twitch became the fourth-largest source of Internet traffic during peak times in the USA by February 2014. Only Netflix, Google, and Apple were ahead of it.
- In 2020, Twitch has 15 million+ daily active users who tune in to watch a stream or video on Twitch daily.
- It has over 145 million monthly active users.
- Twitch has 150 million+ clips on the platform.
- It has been watched for over 370 billion minutes in total.
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- 40% of Twitch viewers use it on mobile devices.
- Over 28 billion chat messages have been sent via Twitch.
- More than 153 million whispers are also sent via Twitch.
- An average Twitch user uses it for around 90-95 minutes daily and opens it 3-5 times a day at least.
See, how many of us rely on Twitch for our daily dose of gaming entertainment.
Demographics Twitch Stats
Here are some demographic Twitch stats to help you understand who are the people using Twitch the most.
- Twitch is available in over 200 countries worldwide and in over 36 different languages. It keeps adding more languages when someone is interested in streaming with a particular language.
- 71% of all the Twitch viewers are millennials.
- Twitch has the most viewers between age 16 to 34 with the average age of viewers being 21 years old.
- 65% of the Twitch users are male while only 35% of them are females.
- The United States of America accounts for a total of 22% of Twitch views. Germany, Russia, and Brazil are the other leading countries contributing the most to Twitch’s views.
- Twitch is very unpopular in India due to Youtube dominating the gaming live streaming and eSports live streaming market.
- Over 63% of the Twitch activity takes place in the English language.
- Twitch’s peak viewing time is at 16:00 EST.
Twitch is continually revolutionizing the gaming and eSports scenarios completely all across the globe. These facts verify this statement.
Twitch Revenue and Financial Stats 2020
You can realize how successful Twitch has become over the last set of 3-4 years by going through these financial statistics.
- Currently, Twitch has a net worth of $6 Billion approximately.
- Twitch reported $1.54 billion in revenue in 2019, even more than Youtube gaming. Their highest revenue was in 2017 of $2.2 billion.
- The live streaming platform has raised over $75 million for 100+ charities over the past years.
- On average, pro-streamers make between $3,000 to $5,000 per month playing 40 hours a week, just from the “sub button.” That number doesn’t include ad revenue, which averages about $250 per 100 subscribers.
- eSports Broadcasting and Ad Revenue are the two major sources of Twitch’s income.
Top 8 Richest Twitch Streamers
- PewDiePie ($20 million)
- Summit1g ($7.5 million)
- TimTheTatman ($6.5 million)
- FaZe Tfue ($6 million)
- Syndicate ($4.8 million)
- Dr. Disrespect ($3.5 million)
- Nightblue3 ($3 million)
- TSM Myth $3 million)
Twitch has been helping a lot of gamers pay their bills and the pro streamers are filling their bank accounts.
Twitch Streamers Ranking, Stats & Facts
Finally, let’s take a look at some interesting stats and facts about the Twitch streamers.
- Currently, Twitch reports over 3.8 million streamers who broadcast via the platform. The number was around 2.2 million two years back.
- Twitch has over 27000+ partnered streamers and 150,000+ affiliate streamers on their platform.
- Fortnite is the most popular game on Twitch followed by Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, GTA V, CS: GO, League of Legends, DOTA 2, Minecraft, and PUBG.
- Currently, Valorant is the most popular game on Twitch.
- There are over 38,000+ games on Twitch.
- Twitch Plays Pokemon, a crowdsourced attempt to play Pokemon Red using a system translating chat commands into game controls was the first major viral Twitch stream.
- Shroud left Twitch for Mixer in October 2019.
Most Followed Twitch Streamers
- Ninja (14.6 million)
- Tfue (8.1 million)
- Shroud (7.0 million)
- Myth (6.4 million)
- summit1g (5.3 million)
- TimTheTatman (4.8 million)
- Pokimane (4.6 million)
- Riot Games (4.4 million)
- Dakotaz (4.3 million)
- DrDisRespect (4.3 million)
These are all the impactful and very interesting Twitch stats and facts that deserve a read by anyone. If you know about some more good ones, drop them in the comments below. I’ll add them here so everyone will get to know about them as well. Twitch has become a major source of entertainment for a good number of people, and this number is just going to increase with time.
That’s all for this post. I hope you find it helpful and interesting. If you have any queries regarding anything mentioned below, feel free to use the comment box. I’ll be glad to help you further.