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Stream Hatchet: Streaming Gaming Market Landscape in 2021
GTA V is the king. Officially.
Users have spent 21% more time in 2021 watching gaming streams.
Twitch is the main platform for gaming streams. YouTube Gaming and Facebook Gaming are far behind.
In 2021 Twitch reached 24.3B of viewed hours. YouTube Gaming - 5B hours, Facebook Gaming - 4.8B hours.
Battle Royale, open-world games, and MOBA are leading the genre’s top.
GTA V is the main game of the year with 2.7B of viewed hours. League of Legends is second (2.01B of hours), Garena Free Fire is third (1.23B of hours). There are 3 mobile games in the top-10 - except Garena Free Fire - PUBG Mobile & Mobile Legends: Bang Bang reached the top.
By Stream Hatchet assumptions, streams earned $811M in Twitch in 2021. There have been around 76.3 thousand streamers on the platform last year.