Fortnite Battle Royale is arguably the hottest thing in gaming right now, which is impressive given it's a free spinoff as opposed to a full-featured title. Fortnite only eclipsed 6M hours watched in a single day twice in 2018 The first time it passed 6M hours watched in a day was June 29, when Epic Games had its first significant in-game event in the form of a rocket launch that led to 6.12M hours watched.
Twitch is an interactive live-streaming service owned by Amazon that first focused on video-game play and esports content, but it is increasingly a mainstream platform for what the company calls "multiplayer entertainment." Last fall, Twitch upgraded its in real life” channel into dedicated subcategories for cooking, fitness, talk shows, music, the arts, and more.
Conversely, while Epic Games' Fortnite held onto its spot as the No. 1 game among streaming audiences, it suffered an overall 20 percent drop in hours watched in Q3. This follows an overall trend for Fortnite in 2019, where both its audience and the number of streamers playing it have progressively declined from its height in Q2 2018.
All entries in this ranking are Dutch game streamers with no mention of how many people from the Netherlands follow foreign streamers, such as former Counter-Strike professional Ninja who is currently the world's most popular Twitch streamer due to his sessions of Fortnite with celebrities such as hip hop artist Drake.
That month, the service was acquired by Amazon for US$970 million, 4 5 which later led to the introduction of synergies with the company's subscription service Amazon Prime Twitch later acquired Curse , an operator of online video gaming communities and introduced means to purchase games through links on streams along with a program allowing streamers to receive commissions on the sales of games that they play.
In October 2013, the website had 45 million unique viewers, 3 :38 and by February 2014, it was considered the fourth largest source of peak Internet traffic in the United States At the same time, 's parent company was re-branded as Twitch Interactive to represent the shift in focus - was shut down in August 2014.
Popular players such as Tyler "Ninja" Blevins — whose ability to carry a video game to the top of Twitch charts all by himself earned him a reported million dollar paycheck — went back to Fortnite after the initial tournaments and streaming deals ended.
Twitchtracker also reports that average number of hours watched per month on Twitch in the first half of 2018 has been 726,792,858 This is a sizeable increase from 2017's full-year average of 493,000,000, which in turn exceeded all previous years' watching: 406,000,000 in 2016, 333,000,000 in 2015, 267,000,000 in 2014, 200,000,000 in 2013, and 100,000,000 in 2012.
Blevins: YouTube Gaming is a cool platform. While YouTube and Facebook make efforts to encroach on Twitch's territory, Amazon's ambitions seem to be focused on returning fire by moving into non-game content. That's all you need to know about the Twitch Rivals SuperGames Finals in Fortnite.