INTRO: All the Livestreaming tools providers, and the StreamElements and Arsenal.gg, have released their monthly ‘State of the Stream’ report for the month of April, that is revealing how the lockdowns have affected the game-streaming industry.
Streaming Services grows Amidst Lockdown
According to the data we have received, people are now turning to stream services as they are a primary form of entertainment during the amidst lockdown situation globally, which is resulting in a massive surge in the viewers for these platforms. People in April reportedly streamed around 3.93 trillion hours of videos, which is almost 45 percent higher than in March and 99 percent higher than in April 2019.
Game-related Streaming On The Highest Rank
The Game streaming Application Twitch also continues to remain the undisputed leader in the industry with about 1.49 billion hours of game-related streams viewed last month, or 1.65B hours overall, including non-gaming content, like music, Just Chatting, etc. On the other hand the thing to be noticed is that YouTube Gaming remained a distant second with 461 million hours ahead of Facebook Gaming and Microsoft’s Mixer.
Highest Viewership Was By Twitch And Valorant
The application which was most attracted was for the interest on Twitch during last month, the clear winner was Riot Games’ much-awaited tactical shooter, Valorant, which launched its closed beta in early April. The game also smashed all the records for the Twitch viewership with 334,165,761 hours watched on the platform. As can be easily seen in the chart below, Twitch’s ‘Just Chatting’ category came in at number two with 134,769,955 hours ahead of League of Legends, Fortnite, and CS: GO.
The current situation of lockdowns due to the coronavirus has been terrible news for most people and businesses, but some online services, like VoIP platforms and streaming apps, are currently seeing a massive and huge increase in their subscriber bases during this period.