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Video game live streaming hours watched in 2020

The world of video gaming has evolved from a single player experience to a social occasion where players can meet to play games together and watch others play online. In the first quarter of 2019, a total of 3.6 billion hours of video game live streams were watched across the world, a figure which rose to almost five billion hours in the first quarter of 2020.

Number of hours of video game live streams watched on streaming platforms worldwide in Q1 2019 and Q1 2020

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Release date

May 2020



Survey time period

Q1 2019 and Q1 2020

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Twitch, YouTube Gaming, Mixer, and Facebook

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