What is Twitch? Twitch is an interactive streaming platform for gaming, entertainment, sports, music, socializing, and more. It provides a dynamic stage for gamers and other entertainers to showcase their skills and passions while building loyal communities. In the words of Twitch itself: “Twitch is where millions of people come together live every day to chat, interact, and make their own entertainment together.” How many people use Twitch? Twitch sees around 15 million active users consuming 71 million hours of content each day. Of course, this is made possible by Twitch streamers, many of whom have earned a living doing what they love. How many Twitch streamers are there? Twitch has an estimated 9 million monthly active streamers. These streamers may be dedicated to streaming one game or activity, or they may explore a wide range of entertainment. So what is the most-viewed game on Twitch? Let’s find out! This infographic created by the team at VR.Space explores the most-watched games on Twitch of the past year:
Here are the top 10 most-watched Twitch games and activities based on total hours:
As you can see, the most-watched game on Twitch is not a game at all. Twitch Just Chatting is the category used when broadcasters simply talk to their audiences, without playing a game or doing another specific activity. These are more casual streams that are often used for intermissions between gameplay, giving streamers an opportunity to chat with their viewers. In 2021, the most popular Just Chatting Twitch streamer was AdinRoss. However, he was banned indefinitely in April 2022 for hateful conduct.
Grand Theft Auto V was the most-viewed game on Twitch in the past year, with 1,928,602,345 hours of watch time. Despite being released in 2013, Grand Theft Auto V has been perennially popular among Twitch streamers, experiencing a 92.9% increase in viewers from the previous year.
In the past year, League of Legends racked up 1,726,946,470 hours of watch time, which is an incredible number to imagine! In April 2022, the most-followed League of Legends Twitch channel was Riot Games, which streams the League of Legends World Championship. The League of Legends World Championship is an annual League of Legends tournament that offers a multi-million-dollar championship prize.
Watch Time (Hours) + Increase Over Previous Year
Grand Theft Auto V
League of Legends
Call of Duty: Warzone
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Escape From Tarkov
World of Warcraft
Dead by Daylight
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege