Research + News | Topic: Twitch

Facebook Is Launching A Dedicated Gaming App To Take On Twitch, YouTube

Twitch and YouTube don’t have much competition when it comes to streaming platforms for the gaming community, but Facebook wants to change that with a new dedicated mobile gaming app. Read the article here.

Video Games Now Unlikely Social Media Success Story

Video game players have been stereotypically depicted as loners — but during the current pandemic, video games are evolving into a  solid social media force. Read the article here.

Is Pro Video Game Streamer The Most Coronavirus-Proof Job In The World?

Pro video game streamers are used to spending their days in isolation. And a huge new audience is at home to watch them play. Read the article here.

Twitch Poised To Top 40 Million Users, Especially Younger Ones

Online gaming community content publisher Twitch is poised to top 40 million U.S. users, according to new estimates released this morning by eMarketer. Read the article here.

Ahead Of The Game: The Gaming Streamer Wars Are Heating Up

Companies are cashing in on this top passionate point among today’s youth, sealing deals and inking partnerships that they hope will capture the attention of today’s young gamers. Read the article here.

Gaming’s Biggest Names Are Ditching Twitch For $10 Million Contracts

The gaming defections also highlight the growing challenge that Twitch, which Amazon bought for nearly $1 billion more than five years ago, faces in an increasingly competitive market filled with other tech-backed rivals. Read the article here.

Millennials Play More Video Games, Watch ‘Game Video Content’

Nielsen’s SuperData unit, its video gaming research business, says millennials ages 22 to 30 watch almost six hours a week of game video content, on such platforms as YouTube or the video-gaming centric platform Twitch. Read the article here.

Video Game ‘Watchers’ Aren’t Limited to Esports

US video gamers spend more time watching video game content on streaming sites like Twitch and YouTube than watching esports tournaments. Read the report to learn more by clicking here.

Esports Niche Getting Bigger; 62% Play At Least An Hour Per Week

New research from Parks Associates shows that 10% of U.S broadband households watch esports content on sites ranging from Amazon’s Twitch to YouTube, and 62% actually play an esports game for at least an hour a week. Read the article here.

Battle Royale(ty) – Top Fortnite Players To Watch

With the game entering the cultural zeitgeist and players earning celebrity status—particularly among teen boys—here are a few gamers to keep an eye on. Read the article here.