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Twitch broke 100 million unique monthly viewers last year

By Shawn Knight
Jan 30, 2015
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  1. Twitch - the video game streaming site recently acquired by Amazon - was pulling in 100 million viewers a month by the end of last year. That's impressive in its own right but even more so when you consider it's...

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  2. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,514   +2,058

    It's amazing. Playing video games is fun but I can't imagine anything more dreary than watching someone else play them.
     
  3. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 1,914   +536

    it depends. most good streamers interact with their viewers which kinda makes it like watching an interactive TV gaming show. I usually like to find streamers that have amazing radio voices and just talk with them :D
     
  4. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,514   +2,058

    Alright then. I'll look into this Twitch thing soon then, it can't hurt. It took me a very long time to warm up to YouTube, now there are a few channels I subscribe to because I enjoy them very much (y)
     
  5. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 1,914   +536

    Many youtubers actually stream live. Isn't it fun to be able to interact with your favorite youtube star?
    Also the biggest reason twitch is so popular is because all major esports have their on it. I think the LCS world final had multiple streams up in multiple languages (every language had their own casters, backstage crew, reporters, analysts, etc).
    Here's a link showing you how popular it was (stream name is riotgames - try watching the EU or NA LCS at least once thursday->sunday):
    http://www.riotgames.com/articles/20141201/1628/worlds-2014-numbers

    ~During the final showdown between Samsung White and Royal Club, the peak concurrent viewers (the highest number of fans watching at once) was 11.2 million~ - this includes all stream websites (with twitch being the largest one) and TV .

    As for more normal streams, here are some nice streamers that I'm sure you might like (at least one of them - I tried to give you a pretty wide range of personalities):
    MANvsGAME, Ducksauce, ExcessiveProfanity, Ezekiel_III, Rushlock

    Here's some advice: think of twitch not as stream website, but as a website that hosts IRC rooms and every room includes a live video. It's the social interaction that makes twitch fun for many. (kinda like MMO games)
     
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  6. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,514   +2,058

    Thanks for the heads up (y)
     

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