The all time viewership record for an individual live stream has been broken. Well, not just broken. ABSOLUTELY SHATTERED. Spanish streamer and EU Heretics team owner David “TheGrefg” Martínez smashed the concurrent record with an absolutely mind blowing 2,470,347 viewers (according to TwitchTracker). Viewers were tuning in to watch him reveal his Icon series Fortnite skin. Martínez takes the individual concurrent record from Ninja, who previously had the record for the highest number of concurrents on an individual stream, at 635,000, set in March 2018. Though this isn’t the first time that Martínez has broken Blevins’ record: he hit 660,000 live viewers during December’s big Fortnite event. The stream also set a new record for Twitch period. Martínez far exceeded the 1.1 million viewer record held by esports league ELEAGUE TV. Bijan Stephen at The Verge has the full story.
Stream Hatchet has released their 2020 Video Game Streaming Trends Report. If you want numbers behind the years streaming numbers, you can find them here. Some of the big highlights include: A 69% increase in Video Game live streaming hours watched in 2020, Explosive growth from YouTube Gaming, xQc was the top streamer this year with nearly 150 million hours watched, and tons of new kinds of content hitting live streaming platforms.
Twitter has also released their 2020 Gaming report. You can check out the full report for all the details about what kind of gaming topics ruled Twitter this year. Some of the highlights include: Japan taking the number one spot for most tweets about games, Animal Crossing: New Horizons being the most tweeted about game this year, and the League of Legends World Championship being the most tweeted about esports event of the year.