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Video game live streaming hours watched Q1 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 January 2020, a combined 1.2 million hours of live video game streams were watched across the world, a figure which rose to 6.8 million hours in April 2020. This significant rise can be attributed to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, which forced many people to stay indoors and turn to gaming as a form of entertainment.

Number of hours of video game live streams watched on streaming platforms worldwide from January to April 2020

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Release date

May 2020

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

January to April 2020

Special properties

Twitch, YouTube Gaming, Mixer, and Facebook

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