Twitch has released a whole bunch of stats about its year in 2017, including evidence of big gains for creators.
Throughout the years views watched a massive 355bn hours of content that was created by over 2m individual broadcasters, who between them have created over 124m clips. The site also enjoys 15m unique daily visitors.
Twitch now has over 27k partnered streamers and over 150k affiliated streamers. The year also saw 223 per cent growth in the number of creators earning money on the platform. In addition, over $30m was raised for charity by streamers in the period.
2017’s content milestones included over 1m concurrent viewers for Eleague’s Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Major Grand Final, over 436k peak concurrent viewers for Bungie 2 (that was the biggest game premiere of the year on the site) and over 245k concurrent viewers on the channel of League of Legends star Lee ‘Faker’ Sang-Hyeok.
The single most watched clip, with 2.5m views, saw JurassicJunkieLive’s daughter walking in on him mid-stream, scaring the life out of him.
Logistically, the site’s automod system scanned over 360m chat messages and 1,700 developers have registered to create extension.
Based on minutes watched, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds was the top new game of the year followed by Fortnite, Destiny 2, FIFA 18, For Honor, Call of Duty: WWII, Friday the 13th, Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Resident Evil VII and Gwent.