Twitch has Hit a New Content Milestone This Year

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According to a report by StreamElements, Twitch has hit a new content milestone for a 35% increase in Twitch viewership hours over last year. Additionally, the platform had a record-breaking month this January, so the game streaming service is doing pretty well.

So while Twitch is doing better than ever, it’s a bit too soon to count Google’s YouTube Live as being beyond redemption. YouTube Live’s viewership doubled between Q1 2018 and Q1 2019. It may not be overtaking Twitch as the top streaming platform, but YouTube Live’s community is growing, so you’ll want to keep an eye on that as well. Microsoft’s Mixer didn’t even make the charts.

As far as top streamed games go, the top 10 games haven’t changed much over last year.

In Q4 of 2018, the top 10 streamed games on Twitch were:

  • Fortnite
  • League of Legends
  • IRL
  • Dota 2
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  • Hearthstone
  • PlayerUnkown’s Battlegrounds
  • World of Warcraft
  • Overwatch

Meanwhile the top streamed games for Q1 of 2019 were:

  • Fortnite
  • League of Legends
  • Apex Legends
  • IRL
  • Dota 2
  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Overwatch
  • PlayerUnkown’s Battlegrounds
  • World of Warcraft

About Madeline Ricchiuto

Madeline Ricchiuto is a gamer, comics enthusiast, bad horror movie connoisseur, writer and generally sarcastic human. She also really likes cats and is now Head Games Writer at Bleeding Cool.